Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin is a cutting-edge, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) human services organization that sells donated goods through retail stores and ecommerce to fund programs that help people with disabilities and other barriers to independence become more fully integrated into society. Our programs and services changed the lives of almost 63,000 people across north central Wisconsin this past year.
We’ve been serving north central Wisconsin communities since 1971, internationally since 1901. Today, our territory includes 35 counties and our retail stores/training centers from Manitowoc to La Crosse, and as far north as Rice Lake and Rhinelander. Goodwill NCW is based at the Goodwill Community Center in Menasha.
Why work at Goodwill NCW? Ask any of our more than 1,400 team members why they work at Goodwill, and you’ll get a variety of answers.
*Some will say that Goodwill gave them a chance, when no one else would.
*Some will say they took early retirement from a previous job, and love the idea of using their years of experience to make a real difference in people's lives.
*Some will say because it combines a good salary and quality benefits with a way to give back to the community.
*Some cannot answer you with words because they cannot speak, but their smile, their eyes, or their signs tell you they are proud of being able to work and bring home a paycheck.
*Some will answer you with different words – such as Spanish or Hmong – because they are recently arrived and have found a spot that will help them connect with a new culture while they earn.
*Some will say that they’ve just recently earned their degree and see this as a way to gain experience in their chosen field.
*Some . . . well, some are not at Goodwill anymore because they learned and grew and moved on to a different job.
For most, though, it’s the power of Goodwill work to make a difference in the lives of others, and in their own lives. Goodwill work is not for everyone. But for those who want to be a part of helping people grow and develop to their fullest potential, it’s simply a great place to be!