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Fashionista: Outfit under $30 at Goodwill in 30 minutes

Attention, Goodwill shoppers! Let’s shop for 30 minutes and put together a winter look for under $30. Go! I put myself to the test and had great success. First, I found an olive pair of jeggings from American Eagle that are super stretchy. Pants that are comfortable and don’t cut off your circulation are essential…. [Read More]

DIY gift ideas made with inspiring items from Goodwill

By Sophie Leppanen Sometimes the time and effort you put into a gift is what makes it so special to the receiver. Reusing existing materials is a great way to extend a product’s life and keep it out of the landfill. DIY projects not only reuse existing materials, they also add artistic, environmental and functional… [Read More]

DIY ugly Christmas sweaters as charming as they are ugly

By Sophie Leppanen Some might consider them ugly, but we think they’re more charming and festive than anything. Making a DIY ugly Christmas sweater is a great way to spread some holiday cheer. Shop Goodwill for everything you need to recreate these imaginative looks and have fun getting creative!   Hula Hoop Christmas Tree Sweater… [Read More]

Thrifted winter gear for outdoor fun

By Josh Crowe Just because there’s snow on the ground and the temperatures have dropped doesn’t mean you have to stop enjoying the great outdoors. Combat cabin fever by embracing the best winter has to offer with these ideas for outdoor fun featuring thrifted winter gear we found at Goodwill. Don’t forget to dress in… [Read More]

6 stocking stuffers under $6

Don’t stress over the little things. If stocking stuffers stump you every season, we’ve got solutions that keep the costs down and the excitement up. Here are six of our favorite stocking stuffers for under $6 at Goodwill. With St. Nick’s coming up Dec. 6, it’s another good reason to stop by your favorite thrift… [Read More]

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Here’s how to donate to Goodwill NCW this Giving Tuesday

Thanks for giving. And for donating, shopping, supporting, caring and being so loyal. As we mark Giving Tuesday, a global day of charitable giving that falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, we thank you for giving to Goodwill NCW in whatever shape it takes. By doing so, you help us provide job-skills training to people… [Read More]

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]

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