Fashionista: Thrift shopping all about individualized style

Do you remember the Goodwill commercial that featured a man with a purple paisley shirt in his closet? Well, he donated the purple paisley shirt to Goodwill and, voila, a Goodwill shopper was thrilled with that find and said, “Yes! A purple paisley shirt!” That was my thought on this bright pink and green shirt… [Read More]

Mom of 6 regains control of finances through Goodwill program

Cassie came to the Financial Wellness Center at the Fox Valley Technical College Riverside Campus in Oshkosh in 2017 for a referral after her financial aid was suspended. During that initial meeting at the Financial Wellness Center, Nikki Dahlke, then satellite team leader, determined that Cassie was being garnished for defaulted student loans and had… [Read More]

15 must-haves for a summer capsule wardrobe

Who wants to spend precious summer days hiding out in a bedroom trying to figure out what to wear? Shorten the time it takes to plan an outfit and get out the door. Do yourself a favor and invest in a summer capsule wardrobe and make your life easier. Here are the top 15 must-have… [Read More]

Goodwill boutique opens at Onalaska Retail Store and Training Center

Goodwill NCW has opened a boutique within its Onalaska Retail Store and Training Center at 200 Theater Road. Goodwill NCW opened its first boutique at the Rib Mountain Retail Store and Training Center in January 2018 followed by ones at the Darboy Retail Store and Training Center in May 2018, the Neenah Retail Store and… [Read More]

Fashionista: Embrace the colors of spring

Bring on spring in Wisconsin! But please, weather forecasters, not 70 degrees one day and a shot of cold temperatures the next. Ah, this is the tough love of spring for those of us who live in the frozen tundra. Eventually, though, we will have warmth continuously. And won’t that be wonderful? Reward yourself for… [Read More]

What to wear for Mother’s Day

Motherhood is challenging and rewarding, tiring and life-giving, underrated and always should be celebrated. Whether you’re celebrating your mom, grandmother, special aunt or even your own motherhood on May 12, you’ll want to be dressed for the occasion. Keeping in mind that everyone celebrates differently, casual or formal affairs, there are outfit options for you… [Read More]

Goodwill boutique opens at Green Bay West store

Goodwill NCW has opened its third boutique in the Fox Valley at its Green Bay West Retail Store and Training Center, 1660 W. Mason St. Goodwill NCW opened its first boutique at the Rib Mountain Retail Store and Training Center in January 2018 followed by ones at the Darboy Retail Store and Training Center in… [Read More]

Commit to the planet on Earth Day with these tips

Earth Day, which is coming up on April 22, is a reminder to take a step back and remember that the health of the planet we live on is important. The way we treat Mother Earth is important. What we do now not only affects our lives, but those decisions and actions will exponentially impact… [Read More]

Fashionista: Check out Goodwill NCW boutiques

Do you love shopping at boutiques or Nordstrom Rack sales? If so, did you know there are boutiques located within the Darboy, Rib Mountain and Neenah retail stores and training centers? The boutiques are curated areas in the corners of the stores that carry trendier and more brand-name pieces. Think Ann Taylor, Chico’s and Banana… [Read More]

Fashionista: Goodwill your destination shop for vacation clothes

I’ve got a trip to Florida on my mind. As I prepare and pack for my trip, I want a great new-to-me dress to bring along. Of course, I went to Goodwill in search of one. There was a mannequin that had exactly what I was looking for! I asked one of awesome Goodwill team… [Read More]

Bring Good Home with thrifters’ decorative collectibles

When searching for collectibles for their homes, Shelley Cullen of Appleton and Kim Hageman of Oshkosh might have different tastes, but they have one thing in common. They both turn to Goodwill for artwork for home sweet home. For Kim, a lifetime thrifter, one of her favorite finds is a surreal art sculpture in the… [Read More]

Bring Good Home with thrifter’s vintage toys from childhood

Jerry Melvin’s basement is a testament to his love of vintage toys. With everything from posters of Transformers to Pac-Man characters, the glass cases and bookshelves are filled from top to bottom with the collectible toys that are carefully displayed and lovingly cared for. It’s all a tribute to his childhood and the happy memories… [Read More]

Bring Good Home with thrifters’ vintage clothing finds

Both Tad Lipschultz of Appleton and Christa Vogt of Neenah shop Goodwill NCW for vintage clothing, but each has a favorite. For Christa, her prized vintage clothing find was a Harley-Davidson leather jacket that makes an old soul like hers dance. She discovered the Hein Gericke Harley-Davidson leather jacket that fits like it was made… [Read More]

Spring cleaning tips for decluttering and donating

With the promise of the spring season comes an excitement of knowing that we will be shedding our sweaters and saying a warm hello to our favorite tees. If you’re not feeling it because you left your ho-hum spring and summer wardrobe behind when the birds went South, it’s time to change that around! But… [Read More]

Thrift-store prom dresses that make a girl stand out

Prom is a rite of passage for teenage girls, and it’s often dreamt about for weeks and months before the big event. Looking for a prom dress at a thrift store isn’t probably the first thought for teens, but with prom dresses costing upward of $500, it can be a serious pinch on a high-schooler’s… [Read More]