Goodwill’s Neighborhood Partners program to host PorchaPalooza

PorchaPalooza opens its third year of “live and local” music on the front porches of homes in Menasha’s Jefferson Park neighborhood on Broad Street (east of Racine Street) on June 19. A week later on June 26, the Heart of Menasha neighborhood on Broad Street (west of Tayco Street) will host performances. The events are… [Read More]

Two programs merge under Neighborhood Partners banner

MENASHA — Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin (NCW) is pleased to announce the merger of two innovative programs — Neighborhood Partners and NeighborCARE — to operate under the banner of Neighborhood Partners. Neighborhood Partners was established in 2013, piloting its approach in the Historic Central Neighborhood north of downtown Appleton and became a permanent… [Read More]

Goodwill NCW names Chris Hess new President and CEO

Chris Hess, vice president of market development and sales for ThedaCare, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin. Hess, 37, replaces Bob Pedersen, who retired at the end of 2017 after 26 years at Goodwill NCW. Hess will begin his new job on March 26. “I’m honored… [Read More]

Goodwill NCW reaches GuideStar’s Platinum level

Menasha, Wis. — Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin (NCW) has earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, honoring the organization’s committment to openness. By sharing metrics that highlight progress Goodwill NCW is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios…. [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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,… [Read More]

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]