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Volunteers sought for VITA tax-preparation program

MENASHA — The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program needs volunteers to assist in the free preparation of tax returns for people in need in the community for the 2017 tax year. Volunteers are asked to serve at least 20 hours between Jan. 24 and April 17 and will receive training in small-group sessions in […]

Voices of Men offers breakfast event, weeklong presentations

The Eighth Annual Voices of Men Call to Action breakfast event, on Tuesday, Nov. 7, highlights a week of activity focused on promoting healthy masculinity and creating a society free of domestic abuse and sexual assault. The program for the annual Call to Action event runs from 8-9:30 a.m., with a question-and-answer session with keynote speakers […]

Tomah’s Sack It to Goodwill donation drive hits streets Oct. 7

The Tomah Goodwill Retail Store and Training Center will host the community’s annual Sack It to Goodwill donation drive on Saturday, Oct. 7. More than 3,000 donation sacks have been distributed to homes in Tomah, with dates and times (9 a.m.-noon) and a donation receipt attached. Special Olympians and volunteer drivers — all from Tomah […]

Goodwill hosting fall-themed DIY class

Sign up now for our Goodwill It Yourself class and make a fall-themed chalkboard wreath frame. The class will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Goodwill Community Campus, 1800 Appleton Road, Menasha. Use entrance 2. The two-hour class costs $25, payable the night of the class, and includes all the supplies needed […]

Goodwill Sale at Bon-Ton Stores begins Sept. 13

From Sept. 13-30, shoppers at The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.’s 260 retail locations in 24 states will be able to shop locally, donate locally and change lives in their communities through the fall 2017 Goodwill Sale. Now in its 23rd year, the semi-annual Goodwill Sale runs from Wednesday, Sept. 13 through Saturday, Sept. 30 at Bon-Ton, […]

Rib Mountain’s Talent Shop to close Dec. 31

The Talent Shop, a program of Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin in the Wausau area since 2008, will close Dec. 31, 2017. The program, set in Goodwill NCW’s Rib Mountain Retail Store and Training Center since 2011, gives work and volunteer opportunities to Marathon County residents of at least 50 years of age. The […]

We’re going on a scavenger hunt and you’re invited!

  Goodwill is all about the thrill of the hunt so we are taking that concept up a notch. Our Back-to-School Scavenger Hunt will be held in all 27 of our retail stores and training centers Aug. 28-Sept. 2 and will take Goodwill enthusiasts on a quest through the aisles of our stores for a […]

Pedersen to retire from Goodwill NCW at year’s end

Menasha — Robert A. “Bob” Pedersen has announced his retirement as the CEO and president of Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin, effective Dec. 31, 2017. Pedersen informed the Goodwill NCW board of directors of his retirement decision at Wednesday’s board meeting. The board accepted the decision, and is charged with executing a succession plan. […]

Pedersen receives Goodwill Industries International’s top award

MENASHA — As the president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin for the past 26 years, Robert Pedersen has led the organization in serving its community for nearly a generation. During his tenure, he has implemented a strong organizational code of ethics, a clearly delineated set of objectives and several programs to […]

Enter to win GIY contest for chance to win concert tickets

Is ’90s music your thing? Want to break out in song every time you hear “Ice Ice Baby”? Then enter our Goodwill It Yourself for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the I Love the 90s Tour at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis. The concert […]

June 3 Miracle League of Chippewa Valley Opening Day, dedication

Eau Claire — Seventy-four children with special needs will be playing baseball on the Miracle League of the Chippewa Valley’s new facility at Jeffers Park in Eau Claire. The field and facility, including an accessible playground, will be dedicated at the Opening Day event at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 3. The public is welcome to […]

Girl Scouts make over Bratz dolls as part of yearlong project

Artisans and volunteers with the Talent Shop, a program of Goodwill NCW, have been working with 15 Girl Scouts from Hewitt-Texas Elementary School in Wausau during the 2016-2017 school year to make over Bratz dolls. Their achievements will be honored at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 8, during a Girl Scout bridging ceremony at Hewitt-Texas, T10331 […]

Staycation giveaways during Customer Appreciation Week

Our second annual Customer Appreciation Week is coming up May 15-19, and we must say it’s better than ever! All 27 retail stores and training centers in the Goodwill NCW region will be marking the week with daily drawings for staycation packages. An entry box to hold drawing entries will be in each store. There […]

Goodwill partnering with Woodcraft

Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin makes and sells GoodWipers, wiping cloths made from recycled textiles diverted from local landfills, through its Contractivity! program. The products provide job-skills training within Goodwill NCW programs and services to people who have barriers to employment while offering top-quality, low-cost wiping cloths to businesses and households. The cloths are […]

Miracle League registration deadline approaching

The registration deadline is approaching for players and volunteers for the 2017 Miracle League of the Fox Valley, Miracle League of the Lakeshore and Miracle League of the Chippewa Valley seasons. The three leagues are programs of Goodwill NCW. Miracle League gives children ages 4-19 with cognitive and/or physical disabilities the opportunity to play baseball […]

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