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

Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin has launched a new online commerce site — — 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]

Goodwill opens second Oshkosh Retail Store and Training Center

Goodwill NCW’s 27th retail store and training center — on Oshkosh’s busy west side — will celebrate its Grand Opening on Thursday, Nov. 10. The Grand Opening event will begin at 9 a.m., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, giveaways to the first 300 customers and a celebration. The first 300 customers at the Nov. 10 Grand… [Read More]

Voices of Men joins Goodwill NCW as 30th program

Voices of Men has become a program of Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin (NCW), marking the organization’s 30th program across its 35-county service region. Voices of Men engages boys and men in work to help end sexual assault and domestic violence in the Fox Valley, aiming to change the perception that domestic violence and… [Read More]

Bon-Ton’s twice-a-year ‘Goodwill® Sale’ helps communities

To save on fall fashion — and support a good cause — customers know that Bon-Ton Stores are the place to shop this season. People who donate clothing, shoes, accessories or other household textiles for Goodwill at any of the Bon-Ton Stores’ 270 locations will receive discount coupons to purchase the newest fall fashions for… [Read More]

Goodwill NCW acquires properties, proposes regional senior center

Menasha — Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin has proposed building a regional community/senior center on its Community Campus at 1800 Appleton Road, to serve the full Fox Cities. Three properties covering approximately 2.2 acres adjacent to the north parking lot on campus are being acquired to accommodate a facility, as part of the organization’s… [Read More]

FISC receives grant for Financial Wellness Center at Oshkosh FVTC

The Basic Needs Giving Partnership and the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation are funding a grant to implement a Financial Wellness Center on the Fox Valley Technical College at the Oshkosh Riverside Campus in fall 2016. The two-year, $96,390 grant will support a FISC counselor on the Riverside Campus to ensure students receive assistance when emergency… [Read More]

Renovations complete at Oshkosh Retail Store and Training Center

Renovations that began in May at the Oshkosh Retail Store and Training Center, 1600 W. 20th Ave., are now complete and bring a fresh look and feel to the shopping experience. They better tie Goodwill’s retail mission to its human services mission. A celebration will be held on Thursday, June 23. Enjoy a cookie and… [Read More]