Puppet parade a collaboration between Goodwill program, Appleton neighborhoods

A community arts event led by Neighborhood Partners in collaboration with the Historic Central Neighborhood and the Lawrence/City Park Neighborhood of Appleton will bring large, articulated puppets, masks, gowns and carry-along props along with music paraded through residential streets of these two core Appleton neighborhoods. The event takes place noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June… [Read More]

Play ball! Miracle League programs gear up for opening day

Opening day for Goodwill’s three Miracle League programs — Miracle League of the Fox Valley, Miracle League of the Lakeshore and Miracle League of the Chippewa Valley — is fast approaching. Miracle League is a program of Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin that gives children ages 4-19 with intellectual and/or physical disabilities the opportunity… [Read More]

Boutique opens at Neenah Retail Store and Training Center

Goodwill NCW opened its second boutique in the Fox Valley at its Neenah Retail Store and Training Center, 907 S. Green Bay Road. Goodwill NCW opened its first boutique at the Rib Mountain Retail Store and Training Center in January 2018 followed by the one at the Darboy Retail Store and Training Center in May… [Read More]

Goodwill teams up with Girl Scouts for cookie sale

Thin Mint, anyone? It’s Girl Scout cookie time, and local troops will be selling cookies at some of our stores. You can get your cookie fix 4-8 p.m. March 8 and 22 as well as 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 9, 10, 23 and 24 at the Darboy, Neenah, Green Bay West, Waupaca, Rib Mountain, Antigo,… [Read More]

Miracle League of Lakeshore to hold Spring Training Celebration

The Miracle League of the Lakeshore is kicking off the upcoming baseball season with its own spring-training event. The league’s Spring Training Celebration will be held 5-8 p.m. March 9 at Fox Hills Resort, 250 W. Church St., Mishicot. The Miracle League of the Lakeshore is a program of Goodwill NCW and is entering its… [Read More]

Registration underway for Goodwill’s Miracle League programs

Registration is now open to both players and community volunteers for the 2019 Miracle League of the Fox Valley, Miracle League of the Lakeshore and Miracle League of the Chippewa Valley seasons. Goodwill NCW sponsors three Miracle League programs across its 35 counties. Miracle League gives children ages 4-19 with intellectual and/or physical disabilities the… [Read More]

Lawrence University’s director of athletics joins Goodwill board

Christyn Abaray, director of athletics and assistant to the president at Lawrence University, has joined the Goodwill NCW board of directors. Abaray joined Lawrence University as the director of athletics in 2016, leading the athletics department of 21 intercollegiate teams and a group of more than 30 coaches and other personnel. She previously served as… [Read More]

Volunteers sought for VITA tax-preparation program

The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program needs volunteers to assist in the free preparation of tax returns for low- to moderate-income taxpayers for the 2018 tax year. Volunteers are asked to serve at least 20 hours between Jan. 30 and April 15 and will receive training in small-group sessions. VITA is seeking greeters, basic… [Read More]

Registration open for Voices of Men’s Call to Action event

Menasha, Wis. — Registration is open for the ninth annual Call to Action event hosted by Fox Valley Voices of Men, scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Red Lion Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton. Registration is $20 per seat for the annual event, with free registration for students and their chaperones. To register online,… [Read More]

Original Halloween Headquarters has everything for season

Since 1971, Goodwill NCW has been serving up deals for Halloween that fright and delight. Whether our costume consultants help you pull together the perfect one-of-a-kind look with our donated treasures or you choose one of our ready-to-wear costumes, Goodwill has everything you need for the season and is the place to be for adding… [Read More]

Goodwill NCW partners with Christopher & Banks for promotion

Goodwill, the United States’ leading workforce development nonprofit, and Christopher & Banks, a national specialty retail company that provides expressive styles for women of all sizes, have partnered for the Goodwill Giving Event (Aug. 30-Sept. 9), encouraging individuals to donate to a local Goodwill store in exchange for coupons valid at Christopher & Banks stores…. [Read More]

Voices of Men community engagement leader resigns

Menasha, Wis. — Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin has received the resignation of Shannon Kenevan, community engagement leader of the organization’s Voices of Men program. Goodwill NCW was informed Tuesday that two women from the community have come forward to report that Kenevan has demonstrated behaviors that directly violate the mission, standards and expectations… [Read More]

New partners help to create full Goodwill Community Campus

Over the next month, almost every available office space in the Goodwill Community Campus will be filled. Starting Aug. 20, the Hope Clinic & Care Center, a Community Care initiative of Appleton Alliance Church, will move locations to make use of the former Partnership Community Health Center, formerly housed within the Community Campus in Menasha…. [Read More]

Goodwill NCW teams up with Wisconsin Timber Rattlers for Random Acts of Kindness Night at the Ballpark

      Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers are partnering on a fun night at the Grand Chute ballpark Saturday, July 28, with Random Acts of Kindness Night at the Ballpark. During that Saturday night game against the Kane County Cougars, the Timber Rattlers staff will hand out gift… [Read More]

Goodwill teams with EAA AirVenture to provide donation bins

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 will team with Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin later this month to provide a way for AirVenture attendees to donate equipment and supplies that will benefit Goodwill’s human services mission in the local area. The program will allow AirVenture campers, exhibitors and others to donate excess campsite equipment, supplies and… [Read More]