MENASHA — Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin (Goodwill NCW) is supporting families in need this back-to-school season by providing in-store vouchers for merchandise.

The back-to-school vouchers are part of Goodwill NCW’s larger GoodNeighbor program, which provided nearly $1.1 million in merchandise to people in need in 2021. Goodwill NCW partners with community organizations, other nonprofits, service agencies, school districts and back-to-school fairs for families in need throughout 35 counties in north central Wisconsin to provide them with $10 vouchers to distribute, allowing families to select the school essentials they need from Goodwill stores.

“Goodwill NCW is committed to providing back-to-school vouchers to community agencies and school districts throughout the territory to ensure children have clothing, shoes and other necessities as they start a new school year,” said Jennie Moore, Goodwill NCW Vice President-Programs and Partnerships. “Through our partnerships across Wisconsin communities, families are able to get immediate help as they work toward a path to improved financial stability.”

More than 25,600 vouchers were distributed in July to community agencies for the back-to-school season for back-to-school fairs, referrals and other means of distribution.

For organizations looking to partner with Goodwill NCW for back-to-school vouchers and the GoodNeighbor program, contact November Behm at [email protected].

About Goodwill NCW: Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin is a nonprofit organization whose mission is Elevating People by Eliminating Barriers to Employment. We work to enhance people’s dignity and quality of life by seeing individuals for who they are, creating pathways for them to reach their goals through skill building and the power of meaningful work. We do this work in our stores and through our community partnerships. We are proud of our sustainability efforts and the life-changing impact we make on neighbors in our communities with the help of our donors and shoppers. Goodwill NCW is a Platinum Level member of GuideStar.org, the world’s largest source of nonprofit organization information. Visit www.goodwillncw.org.

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