Bring Good Home with back-to-school clothes

Back to school is all about the right back-to-school clothes, and our Goodwill shoppers found new looks for school with thrifted finds.

For elementary-age Christian, that means finding a mix of classic and timeless pieces like cargo and plaid shorts, khakis, corduroys, collared shirts and a vest along with traditional must-haves like jeans, and fun clothing items that match his personality and interests, like athletic shorts, graphic T-shirts and foam clog shoes.

For Alexis, that means being prepared for all the extra-curricular fun that makes high school so memorable, such as homecoming week, dress-up days and themed sporting events. Hawaiian shirts are key for showing off school spirit along with having all the necessary school colors, essentials for a whiteout game and more.

Plus, jeans are a teenager’s staple so she stocks up on her favorite brands.

For Emily, a college business student, that means a floral blazer for job interviews and dress-up occasions.

“Putting yourself out there and looking your best is important,” Emily said.

In addition to clothing, Emily has found other treasures perfect for a young adult living on her own for the first time, including adorable animal coffee mugs, an orange Keurig, two geode bookends — all fun items that match her colorful personality.

About Goodwill: Goodwill NCW is a nonprofit human services organization whose mission is Elevating People by Eliminating Barriers to Employment across 35 counties in north central Wisconsin. The organization includes 27 retail stores and training centers in communities from Manitowoc to La Crosse, 24 human services programs, a unique shopping experience at its Appleton outlet store, plus online shopping at, a women’s apparel website, and It offers four Donation Express sites and 10 convenient donation bins throughout the Fox Cities. Goodwill NCW is a Platinum Level member of, the world’s largest source of nonprofit organization information. Visit

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