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Commit to the planet on Earth Day with these tips

Earth Day, which is coming up on April 22, is a reminder to take a step back and remember that the health of the planet we live on is important. The way we treat Mother Earth is important. What we do now not only affects our lives, but those decisions and actions will exponentially impact… [Read More]

Fashionista: Check out Goodwill NCW boutiques

Do you love shopping at boutiques or Nordstrom Rack sales? If so, did you know there are boutiques located within the Darboy, Rib Mountain and Neenah retail stores and training centers? The boutiques are curated areas in the corners of the stores that carry trendier and more brand-name pieces. Think Ann Taylor, Chico’s and Banana… [Read More]

Fashionista: Goodwill your destination shop for vacation clothes

I’ve got a trip to Florida on my mind. As I prepare and pack for my trip, I want a great new-to-me dress to bring along. Of course, I went to Goodwill in search of one. There was a mannequin that had exactly what I was looking for! I asked one of awesome Goodwill team… [Read More]

Bring Good Home with thrifters’ decorative collectibles

When searching for collectibles for their homes, Shelley Cullen of Appleton and Kim Hageman of Oshkosh might have different tastes, but they have one thing in common. They both turn to Goodwill for artwork for home sweet home. For Kim, a lifetime thrifter, one of her favorite finds is a surreal art sculpture in the… [Read More]

Bring Good Home with thrifter’s vintage toys from childhood

Jerry Melvin’s basement is a testament to his love of vintage toys. With everything from posters of Transformers to Pac-Man characters, the glass cases and bookshelves are filled from top to bottom with the collectible toys that are carefully displayed and lovingly cared for. It’s all a tribute to his childhood and the happy memories… [Read More]

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Restorative justice program leader receives community award

The Wausau Police Department hosts an annual awards banquet to celebrate the great work performed by the WPD staff and community partners. This year, Paula Schultz, leader of Marathon County Restorative Justice, a program of Goodwill, received the Community Caretaker Award at the March 5 banquet. The community caretaker honor is usually awarded to a… [Read More]

Oshkosh teachers see life-changing work of Goodwill program

Goodwill’s School-to-Work program has provided positive, life-changing experiences for the Oshkosh West High School students that teachers Kris Steinhilber and Patti Kimball have brought through at the Oshkosh Retail Store and Training Center on 20th Avenue. Tyler Andre, 18, is one of them. “He needs to get out and get into the community,” his father… [Read More]

Don Hollaway honored

Don Hollaway honored as local hero

Don Hollaway, IT network administrator, was honored at a March 6 Herd basketball game in Oshkosh for being a local hero and going above and beyond to support the community. Joined by his children, Don was recognized in front of the fans at center court before the home game. Don was nominated and honored because… [Read More]

A story of tragedy and a lesson for all

Barron County Restorative Justice is a program of Goodwill. Kim Lee and her son, Hunter, got involved with the program several years ago after the loss of their son and brother Dylan. Hunter’s father was driving drunk on Thanksgiving when he was in a car accident that killed Dylan. This is their story.

Program participant’s 20 years of success celebrated

The team at Oshkosh Retail Store and Training Center recently celebrated Andy Yohn’s 20th anniversary with Goodwill with cake and pizza. And while all anniversaries are special, this one is especially meaningful. Before joining the store, Andy worked at the Appleton Shiner Center in Goodwill’s Contractivity! program, which gives people with barriers to employment job-training… [Read More]

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