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How to shop thrift for gifts

If you are like many and 2020 has been difficult on your wallet, why not save money this holiday season by shopping thrift for gifts. Here are inside thrift tips on how to take advantage of thrift-store treasures this holiday season. Shop new secondhand items One of the most exciting parts about thrift shopping for… [Read More]

DIY fall décor

Now is the time to decorate your home for fall with new-to-you thrift finds. When shopping for decorations, don’t limit yourself to just traditional items. Grab some unique pieces — think vases, plaid scarves, candles, greenery — from your local Goodwill thrift store and let the decorating begin! Step 1: Gather supplies Vases and pitchers… [Read More]

Fashionista: A Halloween costume made for a princess

Halloween is upon us, and if you need a costume head on over to Goodwill! Being that I am a GW fashionista, it’s a no-brainer that I chose to be a princess. I love my beautiful gown with its yards and yards of tulle and sparkly beading. All I needed was my crown and a… [Read More]

Halloween costumes inspired by pop culture

By Sophie Leppanen It’s 2020. While we can’t control time or predict the future, let’s take solace this year in celebrating some iconic characters whose beloved stories and valuable lessons transcend time itself. Hua Mulan This year, Walt Disney Pictures brought to the world a live-action adaptation of its 1998 animated film, “Mulan.” Disguised as… [Read More]

Halloween costumes for your pets

When it comes to getting dressed up, our beloved pets are in for a real treat this Halloween. Dogs, cats and other pets are getting in on the Halloween fun by being dressed up for this sweet holiday as pet costumes continue to gain popularity. Nearly 18% of celebrants — or 29 million people —… [Read More]

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Partnership with veteran’s group leads to hiring

Meet one of our newest team members, John, who works in our Onalaska Retail Store and Training Center. John was hired on through a partnership with the VHA Vocational Rehabilitation Program with the Tomah VA Medical Center in Tomah. He had been retired and hadn’t been in the workforce for about five years and decided… [Read More]

Waupaca celebrates anniversary of store’s ‘teacher’

By Debra Werch Store team leader Rebecca is what we at Goodwill NCW are all about. She helps us live out our mission every day. The team at the Waupaca Retail Store and Training Center recently celebrated Rebecca’s 10th anniversary with Goodwill NCW. I spoke with Rebecca’s parents to find out how Rebecca came to… [Read More]

Goodwill gives participant who is deaf the opportunity to shine ‘his light’

“The impact of working with Nick and Goodwill has been nothing short of amazing.” That’s according to job coach Michele, who has been working with Nick Johnson, who is deaf and uses sign language to communicate, for nearly a year since Nick joined the Stevens Point Retail Store and Training Center. “Our 18-month training program… [Read More]

Goodwill NCW donation attendant wins community award

A donation attendant at the Ashwaubenon Retail Store and Training Center is a shining example of Goodwill NCW’s mission of Elevating People by Eliminating Barriers to Employment, and his incredible journey of overcoming obstacles has earned him a prestigious community award. In 2012, Cuyler Crump sustained a traumatic brain injury due to drug and alcohol… [Read More]

Goodwill NCW receives $50,000 grant from COVID-19 Community Response Fund

In the wake of COVID-19, the need for services in our communities has grown as more individuals face unemployment and uncertainty. During the Safer at Home order, Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin (NCW) initiated new ways of meeting the immediate needs of the people we serve by adding virtual programming and getting innovative. Thanks… [Read More]

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