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Chief Financial Officer Mark Hohmann is one of 52 professionals to be named to the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2024, which was announced yesterday by Leadership Kentucky, Inc.

Participants in the program gather to gain insight on the Commonwealth of Kentucky, its challenges and opportunities. Class members meet with many of Kentucky’s current leaders and explore the state’s unique communities and resources.

Congratulations, Mark!

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Chief Financial Officer Mark Hohmann is one of 52 professionals to be named to the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2024, which was announced yesterday by Leadership Kentucky, Inc. 

Participants in the program gather to gain insight on the Commonwealth of Kentucky, its challenges and opportunities. Class members meet with many of Kentucky’s current leaders and explore the state’s unique communities and resources.

Congratulations, Mark!

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Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉👏

Congratulations 🎊

Congratulations Mark!!

Congratulations Mark!

Congratulations, Mark!

Congrats Mark!!

congratulations, mark

Congratulations!

Congratulations, Mark!

Congratulations MarK!!!!

Congratulations!!

Congratulations Mark!

Congratulations Mark!!

Congratulations Mark. 👏

Congratulations!!!

Congrats!

Congratulations

Congratulations 🎊

Congratulations🥳

Congratulations!

Who's THAT guy? 😉 Congrats Mark, you are a true gem of an asset to Goodwill Industries of Kentucky !

Woooohooo Congrats Mark!! 👏

Congratulations Mark Hohmann

Congratulations Mark Hohmann

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Due to an abusive relationship, Sarah relocated from Florida to Kentucky when she was 35 weeks pregnant but had trouble obtaining meaningful employment.

“No one wanted to hire me, either because of my record or my belly,” she said. “I was a single mom with two babies, going to college full-time. My parents were my support system, but I wanted to stop relying on them.”

Sarah then met Jessica, a Goodwill career coach who referred her to the Opportunity Center in Somerset. Sarah worked on her resume, began the process of having her record expunged, obtained Goodwill vouchers to purchase clothing and secured employment at the conjoined store as a production clerk. Sarah was eventually named Safety Captain, a role she held for two years.

Utilizing Goodwill’s tuition reimbursement program, Sarah obtained her bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University in business administration and was promoted to training facilitator for Goodwill. She is currently pursuing her PhD in education.

“When I was accepted for this job, I thought it was too good to be true. My criminal record wasn’t even expunged yet,” Sarah said, “This role is important to me, because I love teaching and I want to make a difference. I love offering hope to others.”

For Sarah, her job as training facilitator is more than a paycheck, it’s her purpose.

“Goodwill gave me the confidence to exit a dangerous relationship. I didn’t have any skills or confidence. I had never been alone,” Sarah said. “I never thought I was going to get a second chance, because I had damaged my life so much. I didn’t think I was deserving. I thought I was cursed with bad luck forever, even after getting clean and sober and college degrees. I felt like I was a puppy at that pound, discarded. But Goodwill adopted me. They are my family now. Goodwill changed my life forever.”
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Due to an abusive relationship, Sarah relocated from Florida to Kentucky when she was 35 weeks pregnant but had trouble obtaining meaningful employment. 

“No one wanted to hire me, either because of my record or my belly,” she said. “I was a single mom with two babies, going to college full-time. My parents were my support system, but I wanted to stop relying on them.” 

Sarah then met Jessica, a Goodwill career coach who referred her to the Opportunity Center in Somerset. Sarah worked on her resume, began the process of having her record expunged, obtained Goodwill vouchers to purchase clothing and secured employment at the conjoined store as a production clerk. Sarah was eventually named Safety Captain, a role she held for two years. 

Utilizing Goodwill’s tuition reimbursement program, Sarah obtained her bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University in business administration and was promoted to training facilitator for Goodwill. She is currently pursuing her PhD in education. 

“When I was accepted for this job, I thought it was too good to be true. My criminal record wasn’t even expunged yet,” Sarah said, “This role is important to me, because I love teaching and I want to make a difference. I love offering hope to others.”

For Sarah, her job as training facilitator is more than a paycheck, it’s her purpose. 

“Goodwill gave me the confidence to exit a dangerous relationship. I didn’t have any skills or confidence. I had never been alone,” Sarah said. “I never thought I was going to get a second chance, because I had damaged my life so much. I didn’t think I was deserving. I thought I was cursed with bad luck forever, even after getting clean and sober and college degrees. I felt like I was a puppy at that pound, discarded. But Goodwill adopted me. They are my family now. Goodwill changed my life forever.”

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Yes Kayla! Kentucky loves you!

You are beautiful and you can do this!

Always know YOU ARE AMAZING, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL YOU ARE STRONG YOU ARE A BLESSING YOU ARE VALUED YOU ARE WORTHY YOU ARE PERFECTLY YOU. Those trials and set backs made you the amazing wonderful person you are. Never strive to compete with others; instead, only to be a better version of yourself! Each day is a new chance to pick up that pen and paper and make the next chapter even better than the last!

Thank you all for EVERYTHING! I want to stay with Goodwill & keep making a positive difference in the communities forever!!! If I can inspire just 1 person to improve their overall quality of life, then I achieved my goal! The position I have right now i absolutely love getting the honor & blessing to watch everyone learn, grow, get jobs, and most of all getting to use the tools they learn from us and getting to use them within their new jobs, school, extra career training, as well as within their home life! I love what I do so much, Goodwill changed my life forever and

Sarah is one of the kindest ppl I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet! Her work ethic is phenomenal!! I’m so proud of her and the many obstacles she’s overcome!! Luv you Sarah Brinson!! I miss you everyday!!!

I could never thank u all enough and I will be forever grateful for all you’ve done for me!!!

You guys are ALL so amazing & I was in a “Monday funk “ actually and seeing everyone’s inspiration turned my frown upside down 🙃 I’m blessed to hear from each of u and cherish every kind word❤️ I have 7 years of sobriety after leaving Florida, Feb 15, 2017 is my date! U found out u was pregnant with my oldest when I was 3 months into my sobriety and that changed my life forever! I KNEW I WAS GOING TO GIVE MY BABY THE BESTEST LIFE HE COULD HAVE! Since my oldest was born, I’ve maintained my sobriety by staying in counseling with Crossroads & Adanta, I have acquired 3 college degrees and working on my PHD now! I have 3 beautiful,amazing little boys ages 2,4,&6! They are my world 🌎 ❤️ And everything I do is to show them they can be anything they want and achieve their dreams and goals as long as they keep moving forward and never give up!!! I praise God for Goodwill, my babies, family, wonderful support system, the bestest work family ever, & especially all of u guys!!! 🙏🙏🙏 Thank u all again for everything I’m always here if anyone needs anybody to talk to as well!!!❤️❤️❤️

This is why I donate to Goodwill. I know they help people in many ways. This is a wonderful story shared. Vehicle donation program is a great program that helps a person in need of a vehicle to get to work as well.

I am so proud of you Sarah Brinson ❤️ you are an amazing mama,woman, and friend who turned into family. We love you keep shining ✨️💛💖

So proud of you Sarah!!! This is very inspiring and I am glad to be on the same team with you!!! And you have a beautiful family❤️

You’re amazing, Sarah! I always love seeing you at the RISE graduations. You’re so full of life and passion for your people! Keep being a Queen!

Congratulations 🎉🎉 you inspire others to do better with your testimony.

Very proud of everything you have accomplished, Sarah! I'm grateful to have been there and witnessed a small part of your journey! 💜

Wonderful story, Sarah! You are a blessing to the community! Congratulations on all of your successes, and future endeavors!

Very Proud of you, Sarah!! You are achieving something amazing, keep up the great work!!

Sarah is a wonderful person. She always smiles at me when I come in

You are going to do great things!

So proud of you Sarah!! ❤️

I am so proud of you Sarah!

Amazing testimony! Congratulations on turning your life around and all your accomplishments!

Congratulations, your doing great

Way to go, Sarah! Congratulations 🎊

So proud of you, Sarah! Thank you for sharing your story. Can't wait to do some gymnastics with you in the future 😉

Love that Congratulations Sarah ✨️🎊

Love this, Sarah is such a sweetheart.

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We want to wish Lauren, our manager of marketing and public relations, a happy TEN YEAR anniversary at Goodwill! Lauren is shocked when people tell her how comfortable and confident she appears on camera, because a majority of her “takes” are bloopers, evidenced here. 😅 ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy ten year anniversary Lauren. Thank you for all you do !!

Happy 10 year anniversary!

Happy anniversary Lauren!

Happy 10th work anniversary!

Happy Anniversary.

Happy 10 year Anniversary!

I just love this!!! ❤️ 😆 🤣 😂 😹

If you still have that shirt I will buy it! I need that shirt!! Where did you donate it to?

❤️❤️❤️

Happy Anniversary Lauren!!!! You are wonderful!!!

Happy Anniversary Lauren!

Happy Anniversary Lauren Stahl!!!

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We wanted to provide an update on the urn that was accidentally donated to our Glasgow store. Our regional manager has taken it to two funeral homes, and there is no identification number. We currently have it safely stored and are still hoping a family will claim it. Thank you to everyone who shared!Update: Our regional manager has taken it to two funeral homes, and there is no identification number. We currently have it safely stored and are still hoping a family will claim it.

We believe an urn was accidentally donated to our Glasgow store today, and we are hoping to find the owner. Please share!
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We wanted to provide an update on the urn that was accidentally donated to our Glasgow store. Our regional manager has taken it to two funeral homes, and there is no identification number. We currently have it safely stored and are still hoping a family will claim it. Thank you to everyone who shared!

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I saw a post where someone was looking for this, will try to find!

We want to congratulate Patsy, a beloved employee at our Lebanon store, for retiring from Goodwill after 10 years of dedicated service. Enjoy your retirement, Patsy! We will miss you. 💙

Patsy is pictured with Susan, store manager.
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We want to congratulate Patsy, a beloved employee at our Lebanon store, for retiring from Goodwill after 10 years of dedicated service. Enjoy your retirement, Patsy! We will miss you. 💙

Patsy is pictured with Susan, store manager.

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Happy retirement, Patsy!!! You are well loved in Lebanon Goodwill!! Susan Hitch check this out

Happy retirement

Congratulations!!

Happy retirement

This was awesome !!

Two of my favorite people 💙

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Update: Our regional manager has taken it to two funeral homes, and there is no identification number. We currently have it safely stored and are still hoping a family will claim it.

We believe an urn was accidentally donated to our Glasgow store today, and we are hoping to find the owner. Please share!
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Update: Our regional manager has taken it to two funeral homes, and there is no identification number. We currently have it safely stored and are still hoping a family will claim it.

We believe an urn was accidentally donated to our Glasgow store today, and we are hoping to find the owner. Please share!

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There should be a serial number on the urn that a funeral can tell you who's remains it is.

Owner is in the urn, lol

My brothers and I have been cleaning out my mom's residence after she unexpectedly passed, and it can be SO easy to misplace important or sentimental items and put them in the wrong pile. I hope the owner is located!

There should be a tag on the bottom from the funeral home that presided over the cremation , they should be able to help locate the family ....... The one donated to the Hartland store was reunited with the family this way.

Should be a tag inside the urn telling whose ashes they are

Do they have a name on them if it's Darrell Richardson they belong to me

Open. Most crematories will have a metal tag/disk with the name of the funeral home and a number that matches to an individual. Google and call the funeral home on the metal disk.

I would call a local funeral home for assistance on this!

There is no tag/disk inside, so the search for the family is still continued. It has been checked by the local funeral homes today.

Is this urn like a miniature one. The size that will fit in your hand? My dad's urn wasn't bought from the funeral home. We bought the online and put the ashes in ourselves.

If no one claims it, it will end up on the shelf for $49.99. 🤣

Could be a case where there is no family anymore

Angie I immediately thought of the convo we had. 😔 This is really sad.

Oh my blessings

How sad

Nicole Atwell not your mom is it? 😂

Rhiannon Stevie BowmanCarolyn Boyd Patton

Bethany Walters

Jessica Nichole Page

My husbands urn does not look like an urn. It would be easy to confuse it!

Omg Riveranne Heller who donated Grama

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Today's job fair with Norton Healthcare at our West Louisville Opportunity Center has been a MAJOR success, as we have served more than 300 individuals! We'll conclude the day with a community forum and wellness fair from 5:30 - 7 p.m. ... See MoreSee Less

Todays job fair with Norton Healthcare at our West Louisville Opportunity Center has been a MAJOR success, as we have served more than 300 individuals! Well conclude the day with a community forum and wellness fair from 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Sarah was in an Elizabethtown sober living home when she became interested in working for Goodwill.

“I saw a Goodwill advertisement and thought, ‘What a good place to work,’” Sarah explained. “I could see myself standing behind their mission. I wanted to be a part of it.”

Sarah was hired as a full-time production clerk and began working with her Goodwill career coach, Allison, on financial goals, so she could apply to purchase a vehicle through Goodwill Cars to Work.

“I was afraid nothing could happen for me, because my credit was so low, but my career coach assured me I would be a great candidate. I was willing to give it a shot,” Sarah said. “Together, we came up with a payment plan and my application was accepted!”

In addition to purchasing a vehicle, Sarah has also worked to have her nursing license reinstated.

“Getting back into nursing was a dream of mine, but due to my choices, I didn’t know if that was a possibility,” Sarah said. “Goodwill has been so flexible and supportive while I completed 120 hours of continuing education credits.”

Despite regaining her nursing license, Sarah plans to stay with Goodwill for the time being.

“I want to work hard and be successful,” she said. “I am content knowing my options are open, and I am not trying to rush anything. I really love my job and coming to work every day. I have never experienced that. It’s special to me, because before, I didn’t think I had any options, and not having any options was a different kind of prison.”

Sarah currently serves as an assistant manager and is enrolled in our 10-week GREAT leadership program, which is designed to help retail employees advance their employment.

“I want others to know that it is never too late to change your life,” Sarah said. “I didn’t come to Goodwill thinking I was a shoe-in. My background was so ugly. Taylor, my store manager, not only hired me, but she promoted me. She made me believe I was an important part of the team, and feeling important has allowed me to grow. I feel like I finally have a purpose.”
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Sarah was in an Elizabethtown sober living home when she became interested in working for Goodwill.

“I saw a Goodwill advertisement and thought, ‘What a good place to work,’” Sarah explained. “I could see myself standing behind their mission. I wanted to be a part of it.”

Sarah was hired as a full-time production clerk and began working with her Goodwill career coach, Allison, on financial goals, so she could apply to purchase a vehicle through Goodwill Cars to Work.

“I was afraid nothing could happen for me, because my credit was so low, but my career coach assured me I would be a great candidate. I was willing to give it a shot,” Sarah said. “Together, we came up with a payment plan and my application was accepted!” 

In addition to purchasing a vehicle, Sarah has also worked to have her nursing license reinstated. 

“Getting back into nursing was a dream of mine, but due to my choices, I didn’t know if that was a possibility,” Sarah said. “Goodwill has been so flexible and supportive while I completed 120 hours of continuing education credits.”

Despite regaining her nursing license, Sarah plans to stay with Goodwill for the time being. 

“I want to work hard and be successful,” she said. “I am content knowing my options are open, and I am not trying to rush anything. I really love my job and coming to work every day. I have never experienced that. It’s special to me, because before, I didn’t think I had any options, and not having any options was a different kind of prison.” 

Sarah currently serves as an assistant manager and is enrolled in our 10-week GREAT leadership program, which is designed to help retail employees advance their employment. 

“I want others to know that it is never too late to change your life,” Sarah said. “I didn’t come to Goodwill thinking I was a shoe-in. My background was so ugly. Taylor, my store manager, not only hired me, but she promoted me. She made me believe I was an important part of the team, and feeling important has allowed me to grow. I feel like I finally have a purpose.”

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Congratulations, Sarah, and thank you for your transparency! Your story is inspiring.

Congratulations and your story is very inspiring to all.

Congratulations Sarah!!! We are very proud of you and we're excited to see you continue to grow! The Ring Road team is lucky to have you!

Congratulations on ur sobriety and for accomplishing so many goals!!

Congratulations Sarah! This is amazing and I'm so proud of you. 💜

Love Sarah to pieces. She is such a joy to work with everyday and I am very thankful to have her on our team. So very proud of you girl!

Congratulations Sarah 🎉

Im so proud of you Sarah!!! Look how far you've come 🥰 I'm so happy for you

Congratulations Sarah

Congratulations

Congrats Sarah! ❤️❤️❤️

Congratulations

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Congrats Sarah

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Go girl

That’s my wife!!!

Go Sarah 👏🏻💞

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Attention shoppers and donors! As we work to continuously improve our retail operations, you'll notice many of our locations undergoing cosmetic changes throughout the summer, specifically in our parking lots. But no fear, our stores will remain operable! We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work to enhance our stores to better serve our employees and customers. ... See MoreSee Less

Attention shoppers and donors! As we work to continuously improve our retail operations, youll notice many of our locations undergoing cosmetic changes throughout the summer, specifically in our parking lots. But no fear, our stores will remain operable! We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work to enhance our stores to better serve our employees and customers.
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We want to congratulate Patsy, a beloved employee at our Lebanon store, for retiring from Goodwill after 10 years of dedicated service. Enjoy your retirement, Patsy! 💙

Patsy is pictured with Susan, store manager.

We want to congratulate Patsy, a beloved employee at our Lebanon store, for retiring from Goodwill after 10 years of dedicated service. Enjoy your retirement, Patsy! 💙

Patsy is pictured with Susan, store manager.
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Today's job fair with Norton Healthcare at our West Louisville Opportunity Center has been a MAJOR success! We'll conclude the event with a community forum and wellness fair later this evening.

Today`s job fair with Norton Healthcare at our West Louisville Opportunity Center has been a MAJOR success! We`ll conclude the event with a community forum and wellness fair later this evening. ...

“I want others to know that it is never too late to change your life,” Sarah said. “I didn’t come to Goodwill thinking I was a shoo-in. My background was so ugly. Taylor, my store manager, not only hired me, but she promoted me. She made me believe I was an important part of the team, and feeling important has allowed me to grow. I feel like I finally have a purpose.”

Sarah was living in a sober living home when she learned about Goodwill. She was hired as a production clerk at our Ring Road store in Elizabethtown and has since earned multiple promotions. She is currently our GREAT leadership program, designed for retail employees to advance their careers.

“I want others to know that it is never too late to change your life,” Sarah said. “I didn’t come to Goodwill thinking I was a shoo-in. My background was so ugly. Taylor, my store manager, not only hired me, but she promoted me. She made me believe I was an important part of the team, and feeling important has allowed me to grow. I feel like I finally have a purpose.”

Sarah was living in a sober living home when she learned about Goodwill. She was hired as a production clerk at our Ring Road store in Elizabethtown and has since earned multiple promotions. She is currently our GREAT leadership program, designed for retail employees to advance their careers.
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Staff members from our Paducah Opportunity Center recently celebrated Pride Month and spread the word about Goodwill’s free programs and resources to the Paducah community. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

Staff members from our Paducah Opportunity Center recently celebrated Pride Month and spread the word about Goodwill’s free programs and resources to the Paducah community. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 ...

Last year, Anthony came to our Lexington Opportunity Center for a fresh start after exiting incarceration. He graduated from our RISE program, which stands for reintegration individuals successfully every day. Anthony currently works for our transportation team and completed his CDL certification earlier this month!

He and his career coach, Ade, are currently working together to update his resume and begin the application process for various positions in the local Lexington market.

Congratulations, Anthony!

Last year, Anthony came to our Lexington Opportunity Center for a fresh start after exiting incarceration. He graduated from our RISE program, which stands for reintegration individuals successfully every day. Anthony currently works for our transportation team and completed his CDL certification earlier this month!

He and his career coach, Ade, are currently working together to update his resume and begin the application process for various positions in the local Lexington market.

Congratulations, Anthony!
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Here at Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, we operate more than 100 properties – including 67 retail stores and 12 Opportunity Centers – that geographically span from Pikeville to Paducah. 

We want to thank our Property & Facilities team for keeping us clean, safe and operable! Hear from Senior Manager of Property and Facilities Russell Pierce in this video.

Here at Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, we operate more than 100 properties – including 67 retail stores and 12 Opportunity Centers – that geographically span from Pikeville to Paducah.

We want to thank our Property & Facilities team for keeping us clean, safe and operable! Hear from Senior Manager of Property and Facilities Russell Pierce in this video.
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It’s spring cleaning season, and we humbly ask that you keep Goodwill in mind!

Last year, we diverted more than 23 million pounds of items from Kentucky landfills through our retail program and recycling initiatives. Yes, 23 million! We then use the revenue from our stores to help fund free, life-changing programs for Kentuckians who need a hand up.

None of this would be possible without the 1.5 million donations made to our stores last year. Together, we are changing lives. 💙

It’s spring cleaning season, and we humbly ask that you keep Goodwill in mind!

Last year, we diverted more than 23 million pounds of items from Kentucky landfills through our retail program and recycling initiatives. Yes, 23 million! We then use the revenue from our stores to help fund free, life-changing programs for Kentuckians who need a hand up.

None of this would be possible without the 1.5 million donations made to our stores last year. Together, we are changing lives. 💙
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