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3 summer fashion trends to thrift

While wearing pajamas and sweatpants day in and day out has been nice and oh-so-comfortable, we’re really looking forward to the return of real clothing and creating outfits again! It might feel odd to think about something as trivial as fashion trends after such a long period of not knowing what tomorrow will bring. It… [Read More]

Gardening on a budget

By Joshua Crowe Gardening can be a lot of work, but it shouldn’t cost a lot of money. Don’t give up your dream of having a garden just because you can’t afford those expensive nursey items. By shopping thrift, there are many affordable ways you can create a garden you can be proud. Plus, no… [Read More]

DIY jewelry box

So many times, we find ourselves wondering where to put all of our jewelry or accessories to keep a tidy dresser or bathroom counter. Find jewelry boxes in all shapes and sizes at your local Goodwill and upcycle one to make it your own. In addition to the jewelry box from your local Goodwill, collect… [Read More]

Fashionista: Shop your own closet and then donate to Goodwill

We are well into our Safer at Home quarantine and until now I had been putting off the inevitable – cleaning out my closet. With all the time spent inside, I couldn’t ignore this task any longer. Rather than dipping my toes into it, I dove in, and started by taking everything out of my… [Read More]

Fashionista: ‘Blessed’ Goodwill sweatshirt even more meaningful now

When I purchased this sweatshirt from Goodwill with the embossed “blessed” on it I never would have guessed that word would mean as much to me as it does today. I never thought our world would be turned upside down with the coronavirus pandemic and that we would be living in uncertain times and quarantining… [Read More]

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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]

Goodwill NCW partners with Appleton Housing Authority for training

Goodwill NCW’s Employment and Training Program is partnering with the Appleton Housing Authority to offer virtual skills training to residents on stress management and attitude in the wake of COVID-19. Danielle Koepke, Family Support Specialist at Appleton Housing Authority, which provides housing options for low- and moderate-income households, is looking for ways for families to… [Read More]

Goodwill NCW partners with Sew Together for Covid-19 to make fabric masks

Goodwill NCW has partnered with Sew Together for COVID-19, a volunteer group from the Stevens Point area devoted to making and providing fabric masks to healthcare workers, at-risk populations and essential workers. Daylyn Hopp, a member of the group, reached out to Goodwill NCW, based in Menasha, on April 10 asking for supplies of elastic,… [Read More]

Payment Partner supports clients with bill-paying during COVID-19

Goodwill NCW’s mission is at work through Payment Partner, which helps eligible participants pay their monthly expenses and manage their money. The program provides representative payee and bill-paying services to people of all ages who receive Social Security benefits, veterans’ benefits or pensions and those who work and receive paychecks, and who find themselves unable… [Read More]

Employment and Training Program boosts virtual offering during pandemic

The Employment and Training Program brings Goodwill NCW’s mission of Elevating People by Eliminating Barriers to Employment to life. It is designed to support people with disabilities in obtaining and maintaining employment in the community. “This program is at the heart of what we do,” program director Kayla Countney said. “By improving lives, we improve… [Read More]

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