Goodwill to host safety-themed Community Resource Fair on May 2

(Stark County, OH) April 25, 2024. Individuals and families are invited to participate in a Community Resource Fair, coordinated by Goodwill Industries.   

The Community Resource Fair will be held Thursday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Ken Weber Community Campus at Goodwill, 408 Ninth St. SW in downtown Canton. It is a free event and open to the public.  

“The Resource Fair is a way to connect individuals and families in our community to all types of valuable services,” said Director of Mission Services Katie Gauze. “This year, the fair has a safety theme, with multiple workshops throughout the event.”  

More than 30 local agencies will take part in the event including:  

  • Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio, Inc. 
  • Compass 
  • Project REBUILD Inc. 
  • Stark County Hunger Task Force 
  • Canal Fulton Public Library 
  • American Red Cross of Northern Ohio 
  • Stark County Disctrict Library 
  • Phoenix Rising 
  • Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Stark DD) 
  • Ohio Center for Hope 
  • Jackson Bear Hugs 
  • Refuge of Hope 
  • Community Building Partnership of Stark County, Inc. CBDO 
  • Akron Children’s Hospital Sickle Cell Program 
  • Margaret B Shipley Child Health CLNC 
  • Family & Community Services/AmeriCorps 
  • First Christian Church 
  • Stark County Community Action Agency 
  • Stark County Community Action Pathways 
  • Alzheimer’s Association 
  • Stark County TASC, Inc. 
  • SARTA  
  • Canton City Public Health 
  • Hannah’s House 
  • Stark County Job & Family Services 
  • Access Health Stark County 
  • Lifecare Family Health & Dental Center 
  • CommQuest Services 
  • Light after Loss 
  • It Takes HEART 
  • Molina Healthcare of Ohio 
  • JCESC OhioRise CME 

The safety-themed workshops schedule is as follows: 

  • 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.: Save a Life + Stop the Bleed presented by Canton Fire Department 
  • 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.: De-Escalation presented by CommQuest Services 
  • 10:30 a.m. and noon: Rape Culture Interrupted: Empowerment Workshop presented by Compass 
  • 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.: Food Safety presented by Stark County Hunger Task Force 
  • Noon and 1 p.m.: Mental Health Awareness & Self Care by National Alliance on Mental Illness 

Attendees will be able to receive free children’s books as part of Goodwill’s BookWorks program. Books are available in reading levels appropriate for infants through young adults.   

The event is sponsored Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio.  

Community services provided at The Ken Weber Community Campus at Goodwill will continue during the event.   

For more information, please contact Goodwill at