Mission, Thrifting and DIY Videos


Check out a few of our videos below on inspiring mission stories, fashion trends, thrift finds and DIY tips.

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Experience how Goodwill NCW lives out its mission of Elevating People by Eliminating Barriers to Employment, thanks to the support of our donors and shoppers.

Mission Video 1
Jen's Story
Jen has a unique ability for encouraging others’ growth. Throughout her 12-year career path at Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin (NCW), Jen has rediscovered and honed her skills, growing professionally in ways she never imagined.
Mission Video 2
Nick's Story
“The impact of working with Nick and Goodwill has been nothing short of amazing," said Nick's former job coach, Michele. Nick, who is deaf, went through an 18-month training program before being hired as a team member at the Stevens Point Goodwill. Always smiling, Nick brings joy and an incredible work ethic to the team!
Mission Video 4
Goodwill Story | Fernando
When Fernando came to Goodwill NCW's Outlet Store in Appleton through a program that helps individuals re-entering society after incarceration, he was met by a team of caring people who not only taught him the skills he needed to be successful but also gave him a sense of worth and hope for a brighter tomorrow.
Mission Video 5
Goodwill NCW l George and Taylor
Another chapter has been written in the story of George and Taylor. George, who is blind, started coming to the La Crosse Goodwill in 2014 looking for help shopping and found Taylor, a team member who accompanied him around the store. In 2021, George, who had been so embraced as a customer, was taken in in a new and special way — as a team member. Neither one knew the special relationship that would develop between the two of them and how they would find the path they needed at Goodwill. And, so, their story continues.
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Enjoy keeping up with the latest thrift trends or looking for some creative, DIY inspiration? Get started with our fun thrifting videos.

DIY Video 5
Rag Tie Wreath
In this do-it-yourself video, we turn thrifted textiles into a spring rag-tie wreath.
DIY Video 1
Shabby Chic Pillow
In this do-it-yourself project, we transform a thrifted pillow into a trendy shabby chic one with the help of thrifted lace and pillowcase.
DIY Video 2
Colorful Frames
In this do-it-yourself project, we turn picture frames into colorful frames perfect for refreshing your décor!
DIY Video 3
DIY Game Frame
Creating a unique frame using thrifted items from Goodwill NCW is really fun! Allowing your creative ideas to flow by walking through the store is the most rewarding part is the hunt! We created this I Spy game frame, by stumbling upon the game.
DIY Video 4
Art Deco Side Table
Updating your space can be fun, easy and affordable! With a little creativity and some basic supplies, you can give any piece of furniture a new lease on life. There is always a great selection of furniture to inspire you. This upcycled project is a great way to bring a touch of vintage glamour to any room in your home.
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