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Fashionista: Creating that L.L.Bean look without the price

It’s a new year. Finally! It’s time for new resolutions, and tops on that list is to work on a 2021 budget. I have to say I always set aside a small fund for apparel shopping, and Goodwill allows me to do that. Shopping at Goodwill means major savings! One thrift tip while secondhand shopping… [Read More]

Get fit with thrift: tips for buying secondhand workout clothes

You shopped around for the right gym membership that fits your needs. From the classes offered to the equipment available, you wanted to get the most for your money while you’re working hard to stay in shape. The same standard should be set when it comes to your workout clothes, whether you are working out… [Read More]

Fashionista: Be a sportsanista with active wear from Goodwill

A 2021 goal for most people is to start a workout plan. But before you can get to work, you will need activewear to inspire you to workout. Let’s face it; workout apparel can get pretty pricey, especially the high-end labels. Well, before you lift those 3-pound weights, check out Goodwill to see what the… [Read More]

DIY painted canvas

Looking to add some fun to your home decor? Try this thrifted painting upcycle technique to add some flair to your space! Here are the items you’ll need: Canvas (thrifted from your local Goodwill) Assorted paint colors Brushes Water to wash brush Paper towel Step 1: Gather supplies Choose paint colors that will complement those… [Read More]

Fashionista: Winter coat for $1.99 on clearance? Yes, please!

I have to admit that when I enter the golden gates of savings at my local Goodwill, I head straight back to the clearance section. The prices are reduced to pennies on the dollar. In a recent visit, I headed over to the clearance section, and my eyes immediately fixated on a beautiful winter double-breasted… [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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