Good Neighbors, Inc.
2015 Year End Summary Report


Mission Statement:
The purpose of Good Neighbors is to help families and individuals in times of crisis and need with clothing, emergency food and support.

Organization Information:
Good Neighbors is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3), charitable organization.
Form 990 is filed with the IRS annually. We are registered with the Ohio Attorney General and with the BBB. Audits are completed annually.

Good Neighbors is a volunteer-run organization with only one part-time paid employee that serves as the Treasurer and Secretary. Over three-hundred volunteers operate our seven locations.

It was a simple beginning when friends Laura McClure and Frances Watson, helped a family in need with clothing.

Since 1957, Good Neighbors has grown from the basement of these two caring women, to the first organized unit in North Hill, to fourteen centers. Currently, Good Neighbors operates seven locations.

Good Neighbors emphasizes the person-to-person approach, believing that the people we serve need the personal interaction of our caring volunteers, rather than an impersonal hand-out. We are people helping people, offering and hand-up, not a hand-out. 

Families and individuals throughout the community are helped with clothing and emergency food, free of charge. Some of our units offer layettes, diapers, dental supplies, personal care supplies, back-to-school supplies and have Christmas giving programs. 

Visits are permitted every thirty days with a referral and identification. Written referrals from social agencies, churches, schools, hospitals, doctors, veterans and disability services are accepted. Referrals can be obtained from Info-Line at 330-376-4850 for food and 330-376-6660 or 211 for clothing. 

Good Neighbors relies on donations and financial contributions from individuals, businesses, foundations, schools, churches, civic and social organizations, to help serve those in need.

Donations of non-perishable food, clothing, coats, shoes, diapers, formula, baby food, blankets, personal care items, cleaning supplies and small household items are always needed.

Donations and financial contributions are tax deductible. Financial contributions can be mailed to our Central Office or to a Good Neighbors Unit in your community. Please specify which location you would like your contribution to benefit.

During the 2015 year, our seven locations gave groceries to approximately 20,773 families and clothing to approximately 8,316 families. Our volunteers gave nearly 43,000 hours of their time, to serve those in need.

Locations:
Central Office
1453 Goodyear Boulevard, Akron, Ohio 44305-4170
Phone: 330-733-1453 /  Fax: 330-794-8832
Email: goodneighbors1957@yahoo.com
Website: www.good-neighbors.org
Facebook: Good Neighbors, Inc.

Cuyahoga Falls
Serving the Cuyahoga Falls, Stow, Silver Lake, Munroe Falls, Hudson and Peninsula Area
​Located at 1742 2nd Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 233, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44222
Phone: 330-928-8057
Email: cfgoodneighbors@sbcglobal.net
Facebook: Cuyahoga Falls Good Neighbors
Open on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
For food and clothing
Donations accepted on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Ellet
​Serving the Ellet and Lakemore Area
Located in North Springfield Presbyterian Church
2630 Albrecht Avenue, Akron, Ohio 44312
Open on Wednesday from 8:30-11:00 a.m. for food and clothing

Goodyear Heights Community Outreach and Food Center
Serving the Greater Akron Area
Located at 1453 Goodyear Boulevard, Akron, Ohio 44305
Parking lot is located at 1456 Bingham Path, Akron, Ohio 44305
Phone/Fax: 330-794-8832
Open Monday through Friday from 12 noon - 3:00 p.m. for food

Green
Serving the greater Green Area
Located in Greensburg United Methodist Church
2161 Greensburg Road, P.O. Box 155, Green, Ohio 44232
Phone: 330-899-9880
Open on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for food and clothing

Spicer
Serving the Akron Area
Located in Trinity Lutheran Church
50 North Prospect Street, Akron, Ohio 44304
Open on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon for clothing

Superior/Wooster
Serving the Akron Area
Located in Centenary United Methodist Church
1310 Superior Avenue, Akron, Ohio 44307
Open on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon for clothing

Tallmadge
Serving the Tallmadge Area
Located at 74 Community Drive, Tallmadge, Ohio 44278
Open on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. for food and clothing

Leadership:
Good Neighbors Governing Council and Trustees
2015
President - Candy Lorkowski
Vice President - Valerie Straw
Treasurer/Secretary - Debi Foss
Assistant Treasurer - Wilma McMasters
Trustees Chairman - Ted Mosko
Trustees Vice Chairman - George Camilletti
Trustees - Madelon Andrews, Frank Copeland, Jay Hershey,
Flo Iacobucci, Susan Reynolds, Dave Taylor, Robert Wilson

Unit Chairmen - Cuyahoga Falls - Kim Gaug, Ellet - Ella Krinjeck, 
Food Center - George Camilletti and Richard Young, Green - Dorothy Cormany and Patricia Stiles, Spicer - Kathryn Burkins,
Superior - Wilma McMasters, Tallmadge - Candy Lorkowski
Committee Members - Candy Lorkowski, Valerie Straw, Debi Foss, George Camilletti, Richard Young, Flo Iacobucci, Holly Aughenbaugh, Jerry McCarty, Lew Meeker, Robert Brecht, Ted Mosko
2016
President - Valerie Straw
Vice President - Alberta Veri
Treasurer/Secretary - Debi Foss
Assistant Treasurer - Wilma McMasters
Trustee Chairman - Ted Mosko
Trustees - Frank Copeland, Jay Hershey, Flo Iacobucci, Ted Iler,
Susan Reynolds, Dave Taylor, Mike Trinko, Alberta Veri, Robert Wilson
Unit Chairmen - Cuyahoga Falls - Kim Gaug and Linda Pearson,
Ellet - Ella Krinjeck, Food Center - George Camilletti and Richard Young, 
Green - Dorothy Cormany and Patricia Stiles, Spicer - Kathryn Burkins, Superior - Wilma McMasters and Lee Thomas,
Tallmadge - Candy Lorkowski 
Committee Chairmen - Valerie Straw, George Camilletti, Ted Mosko,
Flo Iacobucci, Richard Young, Alberta Veri, Mary Pallone, Jenny Siebert, Jerry McCarty, Lew Meeker, Ted Iler


Financial Report:
2015 Form 990

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Central Office of Good Neighbors

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Founders Laura McClure and Frances Watson