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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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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…. [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

Goodwill Bon-Ton Sale: Clean your closets and help community

We’re nearing spring — the best time of year to make a difference in your home and in your community — and the annual partnership between Goodwill and Bon-Ton Stores is providing customers and donors with increased value just for making that difference. To save on merchandise, support a great cause and clean out their… [Read More]

Goodwill NCW launches reStitch.com

Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin has launched a new online commerce site — reStitch.com — that offers great values on women’s apparel, while supporting the organization’s mission of Elevating People, Transforming Communities. The new website is stocked with brand-name women’s apparel, donated by supporters of Goodwill NCW, which serves 35 counties from one side… [Read More]

Still time for tax-deductible donations to Goodwill

Menasha — With only 10 days left in the calendar and tax year, now is the time to make a financial contribution or a material donation to Goodwill NCW or another nonprofit organization. Making a tax-deductible contribution helps all parties. “End-of-year donations not only help taxpayers create some financial opportunity for themselves when they file… [Read More]

Schonfeld joins Goodwill NCW board

Walter Schonfeld, president of Deluxe-Technicolor Digital Cinema, has joined the Goodwill NCW board of directors. As the leader of the world’s largest theatrical distribution provider, Schonfeld serves the needs of content owners, theaters and exhibitors in more than 100 countries on six continents. Schonfeld, who specializes in business transformation and turnarounds, previously served as president… [Read More]

Disability not a barrier to giving back for Joe Kieffer

For many of us, giving back is an integral part of leading a happy and fulfilling life. Joe Kieffer, a 54-year-old Goodwill program participant, demonstrates this so well! Joe has Fragile X syndrome, a genetic condition that causes intellectual disability and behavioral and learning challenges. Joe is known for his bright smile, contagious laugh and… [Read More]