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Fashionista: Shop butterscotch color trend for less at Goodwill

One of the color trends this cold season is butterscotch. It’s a much warmer version of yellow, and if you visit any department store, you will see this color in shirts, dresses, coats, scarves and more. Do you need this color in your wardrobe arsenal? Yes! It brightens up your mood, and when you feel… [Read More]

DIY tablescape features eclectic Goodwill finds

The holidays are filled with gatherings of family and friends, so what better way to create some conversation than curating a unique tablescape? Your local Goodwill is filled with wonderful houseware treasures that pair well when creating a holiday tablescape. Here are a few key steps to consider when creating a dynamic look that’ll have… [Read More]

Artificial Christmas trees are the real deal

This time of year, it’s like our very own festival of trees celebration right in our Goodwill retail stores and training centers. Come check out our indoor tree farm and find the perfect artificial Christmas trees for your home. Our Goodwill NCW stores offer a variety of trees in an assortment of styles and sizes,… [Read More]

DIY Gift Basket Ideas from Goodwill

Looking for an easy but creative gift idea this Christmas? Create your own custom gift baskets using thrifted finds. Start by finding a basket in our home wares section that fits the theme of your gift. Then, fill it up! By shopping at Goodwill NCW for pieces to fill your gift basket, you can get… [Read More]

Bring Good Home with DIY Christmas gifts

Julie Braun sees nothing but potential in sweaters that no longer are in style by giving them a second life as DIY Christmas gifts. The Appleton mom of two and do-it-yourselfer shops thrift for sweaters throughout the year so she can provide homemade Christmas gifts by repurposing them into warm mittens. She also sells the… [Read More]

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Holiday Spending

Tips to keep your holiday spending in check

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s a magical time of year for many. And there’s nothing better than finding the perfect gift for that special person. The big question is, “How can I get that perfect gift without breaking the bank?” Families and individuals can be challenged by the season of giving, which often means… [Read More]

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]

Achiever of the Month efficient and focused

Katie Timmer began work with the Contracted Services program in late 2015 as a temporary placement when the Menasha Retail Store and Training Center was undergoing a major renovation. “Katie did such a fantastic job while working with us we didn’t want to see her go,” said Tina Schaffert, Contracted Services and GoodWipers recycled wiping… [Read More]

Job coach overcomes fear with inspiration from those she serves

No matter where Beth Kirsch lands after graduating from the medical assistant program at Fox Valley Technical College in December, she will take with her life-altering lessons she has learned from coaching people with disabilities. For 14 years, Beth has served as a job coach for Vocational Support Services (VSS), which supports people with disabilities… [Read More]

Celebrating Brandon’s anniversary with hugs and cake

Contracted services celebrated Brandon Strobel’s 20th anniversary with the Goodwill NCW program with cake and appropriately lots of hugs, something the self-declared poetry king specializes in. “Twenty years is an amazing thing,” said Paul Brunette, leader of contract services. “Brandon is a rock star when it comes to trying new jobs.” Brandon, who also volunteers… [Read More]

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