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
Jeremy's Goodwill NCW Story
Jeremy’s Goodwill NCW story began when he was placed by a community partner at the Tomah Goodwill store to train and build job skills through a temporary work experience. His story doesn't end there.

Find out why Jeremy says his time at Goodwill NCW means everything to him.
Mission Video 2
Mason's Story
From a young age, Mason always desired to work in a kitchen professionally. His family supported his career goals but wanted him to have the chance to explore other options too.
Through Goodwill NCW’s Project SEARCH site at ThedaCare in Appleton, Mason participated in three 10-week internships designed to prepare people with disabilities to enter the workforce. During the program, Mason gained hands-on work experience as an integrated member of various departments and confirmed his love of food service. After graduating from Project SEARCH, he was hired in dining services at ThedaCare.
Project SEARCH is an international program that has a local presence in Appleton, thanks to a partnership with ThedaCare Regional Medical Center – Appleton, Goodwill NCW, CESA 6, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development – Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Lakeland Care and TMG Wisconsin.
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 and Thrivent partner to fill positions
Goodwill NCW’s Group Supported Employment program launched in early 2023 and currently has four sites, three in Appleton and one in Oshkosh, located at Pierce Manufacturing, Werner Electric, Thrivent and Silver Star Brands.
Thrivent has embraced the new program as a way to fill critical roles within their organization. Teesha was one of the first participants in the Group Supported Employment program. She is now building job skills, like how to best communicate with her coworkers, as she assembles member benefit kits for Thrivent.
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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
Upcycle Chalkboard Glasses
You can create a special experience for guests with these upcycled chalkboard glasses from Goodwill NCW. Browse our selection of glasses and pick your favorite pieces for this project!
DIY Video 1
Upcycle Flower Baskets
There are always a great variety of baskets waiting for your next upcycled project. For this project, you’ll want to look for baskets that resemble flower shapes.
DIY Video 2
Stylish Succulents
Succulents are a popular plant due to their unique shapes, easy maintenance, and versatility in home décor. Here are some tips for creating unique stylish succulent arrangements with a little help from Goodwill NCW
DIY Video 3
DIY Chicken Wire Frame
We're excited to share a fun, eco-friendly DIY upcycle project that not only gives a second life to a thrifted picture frame but also adds a charming and functional touch to your home decor.
DIY Video 4
DIY T-Shirt Bag
Ready to turn your old t-shirts into something amazing and sustainable? We've just released a fun and easy DIY project on our blog that will show you how to transform a thrifted Goodwill NCW t-shirt into a reusable and washable bag!

Not only is this project a great way to reduce waste, but it's also a creative way to give your wardrobe favorites a second life. All you need is a t-shirt and a pair of scissors to get started. Whether you're a crafting novice or a DIY expert, this guide is for everyone.
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