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Wisconsin Board for People with Development Disabilities names Goodwill NCW a Partners with Business award winner

(Madison) — The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) has announced six awards statewide to service providers and employment organizations designed so they can help local businesses hire and support workers with significant disabilities. The Partners with Business initiative was signed into law in 2018 and is based on a successful, cost-effective strategy… [Read More]

Coronavirus expected to boost back-to-school spending to record levels

MENASHA — The coronavirus is impacting the back-to-school season in a way that’s never been felt before, and whether students return to the school year by being in school, at home or a combination of both, uncertain families are planning to spend a record amount on back to school as they prepare for the possibility… [Read More]

Goodwill NCW to require shoppers to wear masks

MENASHA — Starting Monday, July 20, Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin (NCW) will be requiring shoppers to wear face coverings or masks in all of its 27 retail stores and training centers across its 35-county region, joining team members who have been required to wear face coverings or masks since reopening on May 26…. [Read More]

Goodwill NCW adjusting donation drop-off locations, hours

MENASHA — Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin (NCW) is adjusting its donation drop-off locations and hours across its 35-county region. Goodwill NCW began taking donations last week with strict safety measures in place. Starting Thursday, May 7, the following retail stores and training centers will be open for noncontact donation drop-offs from 10 a.m…. [Read More]

Goodwill NCW urges the public to hold on to donations

MENASHA — With the statewide COVID-19 Safer at Home order in place, Goodwill NCW’s retail stores and training centers and donation drop-off locations across 35 counties are temporarily closed. The health and safety of its team and the community are Goodwill NCW’s top priority. In the meantime, Goodwill NCW is strongly urging the public to… [Read More]

A letter to our communities

Goodwill NCW has been serving 35 counties throughout Wisconsin since 1971, using donations and shopping purchases to fund job training and more for neighbors in our communities through our mission of Elevating People by Eliminating Barriers to Employment. We exist to provide opportunity to people with disabilities and disadvantages in the communities we serve, and… [Read More]

Goodwill NCW receives $10,000 AT&T Foundation grant

ANTIGO — Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin (Goodwill NCW) received a $10,000 grant today from the AT&T Foundation today to support its School-to-Work program during an event at the Goodwill Retail Store and Training Center in Antigo. The $10,000 AT&T Foundation grant will support Goodwill’s School-to-Work program, which provides work and training experience for… [Read More]

Barron County Restorative Justice, Salvation Army partner

MENASHA — Barron County Restorative Justice, a program of Goodwill, and the Salvation Army are announcing a new partnership that will support more people in the Barron County area. Starting Oct. 1, the Salvation Army will be providing Barron County Restorative Justice with a budget of $700 a month to help BCRJ clients with rent,… [Read More]

Goodwill boutique opens at Plover Retail Store and Training Center

MENASHA — Goodwill NCW has opened a boutique within its Plover Retail Store and Training Center at 1017 Commons Circle. Goodwill NCW opened its first boutique at the Rib Mountain Retail Store and Training Center in January 2018 followed by ones at the Darboy Retail Store and Training Center in May 2018, the Neenah Retail… [Read More]

Boutique opens at Eau Claire Retail Store and Training Center

Goodwill NCW has opened a boutique within its Eau Claire Retail Store and Training Center at 3605 Gateway Drive. Goodwill NCW opened its first boutique at the Rib Mountain Retail Store and Training Center in January 2018 followed by ones at the Darboy Retail Store and Training Center in May 2018, the Neenah Retail Store… [Read More]

Goodwill NCW earns three-year CARF accreditation

CARF International announced that Goodwill NCW has been reaccredited for the standard period of three years for its Community Employment Services, Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation Services, Employee Development Services and Organizational Employment Services programs. This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial commitment… [Read More]

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]