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Community Closet

Don’t Forget about Goodwill’s Community Closet Program! Goodwill’s Community Closet Program works with The Pioneer Center, turning your donations into vouchers to help the people we serve. The Pioneer Center and Goodwill have teamed up to make sure individuals with DD in our community have clothes, household items, and more when they need it through the Community Closet Program.

Goodwill leaves a gaylord at the Pioneer School (located in the lobby area close to the gym doors) so employees can bring in gently used clothing donations. If you know of family and friends that would like to donate to the organization they can take the items to Goodwill and let them know you are donating in The Pioneer Center’s name and we will receive the credit! This program will benefit individuals served by the Pioneer Center who are in a time of need – whether that be moving into a new home, recovering from a fire, or finding appropriate clothing for a new job.

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Reverse Job Fair Announcement


In honor of Disability Employment Month – October – The Pioneer Center will be hosting a Reverse Job Fair for local area employers and individuals served by our organization.

Reverse job fairs are events tailored to meet the needs to employers compared with traditional job fairs. At this event, prospective employees will be welcome to drop in or schedule a time with area residents looking for employment who will be paired with employers.This job fair seeks to match employers with individuals with disabilities in Ross County to enter a mutually beneficial relationship.

Date: Monday, Oct. 24

Time: 12 – 5:30pm

Location: Christopher Conference Center (20 N. Plaza Blvd., Chillicothe, OH)

Food: This event will be catered by Roosters

To see how you, or your organization can get involved, contact Patrick McFadden at 740-773-8044, or email pmcfadden@rossdd.org. We will be releasing more information shortly on this exciting event.


Record-setting Funds Raised

THANK YOU to Premiere Women’s Health and Jividen’s Photography for your continued support and generosity! Today, the Pioneer Center received a check for $1,924 which came from the Photogenic Baby Booth Contest. This fundraiser has been going on for well over a decade and has helped fund various projects that support people with developmental disabilities in Ross County. One of the hallmark projects was the paving of the track at the school, which used to be cinder. The picture below shows a young Pioneer student, Trey Pontious, just before the track was redone alongside a recent picture of Trey, who just entered his last year as a Pioneer Tiger!
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Pictured Below: Dr. Richard Villarreal and Megan Jean of Premiere Women’s Health hand over the check to Pioneer Center’s Superintendent Leia Snyder.