Every quarter the 5 Goodwill locations of Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan will be hosting a Saturday “Round-Up Your Change” event that helps support an organization of their choice in each of their communities. Any amount raised by the stores, Goodwill NWUP will match, and 100% of the Round-Up Change proceeds will go directly to the organization! One of Goodwill NWUP’s many missions is strong community support. By holding monthly Round-Up events, we hope to encourage giving back and supporting organizations in each of our communities! Every little bit of change helps, and we appreciate your generosity!
Organizations hosted for the 4th Quarter of 2023:
Marquette, MI – Upper Peninsula Honor Flight
Our mission is to fly Upper Peninsula Veterans who served from 1941 to May of 1975 to see the Memorials that stand in their honor. This “Tour of Honor” is FREE to the veteran. Airfare, meals, deluxe tour bus, t-shirt, and other items are provided at NO COST to the veteran.
Houghton, MI – Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home
Our shelter offers a safe place for victims of domestic violence and their children. We work to provide ways to access safety and support when escaping violence and abuse.
Escanaba, MI – Michigan Community Action
Empower, advocate for, and assist people in need to improve and sustain their quality of life and independence through education, housing, nutrition, volunteerism, and in-home support.
Marinette, WI – CASA GAL
CASA is a not-for-profit organization serving the community. CASA Volunteers are court-appointed Special Advocates appointed by a Judge to speak on behalf of children who come under the jurisdiction of the court because of child abuse or neglect.
Sault St. Marie, MI – Malcolm Alternative High School
Every quarter the 5 Goodwill locations of Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan will be hosting a “Round-Up Your Change” event that helps support an organization of their choice in each of their communities. 100% of the Round-Up Change proceeds will go directly to the organization. One of Goodwill NWUP’s many missions is strong community support. By holding monthly Round Up events, we hope to encourage giving back and supporting organizations in each of our communities! Every little bit of change helps, and we appreciate your generosity!
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Our Loyalty Rewards program is our way of saying thank you to our loyal customers! Loyalty Rewards members will earn higher discounts via email on upcoming monthly sale events. As a Loyalty Rewards member, you will also receive emails regarding community involvement, employee spotlights, our monthly change round up selections, Holiday store hours, and much more. We want our loyalty members to fell special and save big.
Money spent at Goodwill retail stores helps fund our work programs and overall work mission.
How does it work?
Visit you local Goodwill NWUP to sign up for our loyalty program.
A friendly cashier will enter your information (name, phone number, email). You will receive a 25% off coupon towards your purchase that day!
Check your email for upcoming sales events, your exclusive loyalty coupons, and more!
Houghton, MI – May 25, 2021 – On Friday, May 21st, a street block in Calumet, Michigan broke out into a devastating fire causing complete ruin to businesses and area homes. Houghton Goodwill will be holding a Change-Round Up for the remaining month of May, and all throughout the month of June. 100% of the proceeds from Change Round-Up will be matched and given to help those in need! Goodwill Houghton will also be issuing vouchers for families and individuals who lost homes in the fire. Please reach out the Houghton Goodwill for more info on Change-Up and their voucher program.
You can visit Goodwill Houghton at 911 Razorback Dr in Houghton, Michigan, or give them a call at (906) 482-3680. They are open Monday through Sunday from 10 am – 6 pm EST.
Each month the 5 Goodwills of Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan will be hosting a “Round-Up Your Change” event that helps support an organization of their choice in each of their communities. 100% of the Round-Up Change proceeds will go directly to the organization. One of Goodwill NWUP’s many missions is strong community support.
By holding monthly Round-Up events, we hope to encourage giving back and supporting organizations in each of our communities! Every little bit of change helps, and we appreciate your generosity.
Goodwill of Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan will be holding a Spring Spree raffle starting April 1st -3rd.
8 lucky winners will be awarded before-hours-shopping times on April 10th for either 15 min, 30 min, 45 min, or 1 hour intervals from 9am-10am. One lucky winner will be awarded an additional $100 off his/her purchase (excludes New Goods/Workforce development products)!!
Must be 18 or older to enter.
Only one raffle winner will be allowed to shop during the allotted time.
Contest begins in stores April 1st, 2nd, and 3rd by written entry.
Drawing and announcement of winners will take place on Monday April 5th.
Contact your local GWNWUP store for additional questions or information. Only good for Sault Ste Marie, MI, Marquette, MI, Houghton, MI, Escanaba, MI, and Marinette, WI Goodwill’s.
Each month the 5 Goodwills of Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan will be hosting a “Round-Up Your Change” event that helps support an organization of their choice in each of their communities. 100% of the Round-Up Change proceeds will go directly to the organization. One of Goodwill NWUP’s many missions is strong community support. By holding monthly Round Up events, we hope to encourage giving back and supporting organizations in each of our communities! Every little bit of change helps, and we appreciate your generosity!
Marquette, MI – January 28, 2019 – Area 36 of the Special Olympics of Michigan is proud to announce the commencement of their annual UP Winter Games on Saturday, January 5th. The schedule is below.
We will have athletes from all parts of the U.P. competing in Snowshoe, Cross Country Skiing, Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, and Figure Skating. Please come out to Rippling River Resort and Marquette Mountain to watch the athletes showcase their talents starting with opening ceremony at 1:30 p.m. at Rippling River Resort.
We are also in need of several volunteers to help run the cross country and snowshoe events. If you are interested in helping with these events, please firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Schedule is as follows:
11:30 a.m. Arrival & Registration @ Holiday Inn
11:30 to 1 p.m. Lunch (Athletes, Registered Volunteers, Coaches)
1:00 to 1:30 p.m. Travel to Rippling River Resort (Own transportation)
1:30 pm to 1:45 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
2:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sport Events
4:00 p.m. t-o 4:30 p.m. Travel back to Holiday Inn (Own transportation)
4:30 to 5:00 p.m. Award Ceremony – Holiday Inn
5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Pasty Dinner (Athletes, Registered Volunteers, Coaches)
6:00 to ?? p.m. Rowing competition for everyone
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Dance @ Holiday Inn for Winter Game Athletes, Coaches, and Volunteers (light snacks available)
For questions contact Pam Bahrman, Area 36 director at 906-869-2403 or Cori Bodeman at 906-235-9504. Thank you for covering this event.
“LET ME WIN, BUT IF I CANNOT WIN, LET ME BE BRAVE IN THE ATTEMPT”
Contact: Cori Bodeman
Goodwill of Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Director of Marketing 906.235-9504
This agreement builds on the strength of Goodwill of Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan (Goodwill NWUM), one of 155 independent Goodwill organizations, and Comprenew, Michigan’s only e-Stewards certified company, headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the only non-profit electronic recycler and refurbisher in the world certified to both the e-Stewards and R2 standards.. By partnering together, Goodwill NWUM and Comprenew are able to expand electronics recycling and refurbishing services to the area through the development of retail stores and e-waste drop-off locations. Goodwill NWUM currently operates six retail stores and two training centers covering the territory, along with a logistical collection fleet. Comprenew will be able to use Goodwill NWUM’s existing infrastructure to keep cost affordable and service efficient for the community.
Goodwill NWUM and Comprenew have a shared mission to provide job opportunities to people who experience barriers to long-term employment, which makes for a perfect partnership opportunity to expand into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northern Wisconsin.
Goodwill NWUM President and CEO, Jim Borowski, states, “we are excited to announce this partnership to bring not only responsible electronic waste recycling to the area, but also continue our mission of taking donated goods to help fund programs for those with barriers to employment. We are very pleased to have this relationship with Comprenew and look forward to a long and successful partnership”.
Comprenew President Scott Vander Kooy states, “It is exciting to be able to expand Comprenew’s model in a way that increases the public’s access to safe and secure recycling of electronics. Our partnership with Goodwill NWUM enables us to provide the best service as cost effectively as possible while helping to protect of one of the most beautiful parts of the world. I want to thank Jim Borowski (President & CEO of Goodwill NWUM) and his entire team for working with us to make this possible.”
About Goodwill Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan
Goodwill Industries of Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, a 501c3, was established in October 1965 with its core mission being to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals, families, and communities by eliminating barriers to opportunity and helping people in need reach their fullest potential through the power of work. Goodwill focuses on job training programs and job placement for the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin. Our programs help people with any barrier to employment obtain experience and meaningful employment.
Goodwill is one of the original participants in recycling, diverting gently used items from the landfill into the hands of people who want them. The revenue from donations pays employees who live in the community, pay taxes, and consume local goods, as well as funds local training programs.
Comprenew serves corporations, municipalities, and individuals through the collection, refurbishing, and recycling of used electronics. They are certified to the highest data security, environmental, and health and safety standards in the world relating to used and surplus electronics. Comprenew is the only e-Stewards certified company headquartered in Michigan and the only non-profit electronic recycler and refurbisher in the world certified to both the e-Stewards and R2 standards. Their retail locations provide warrantied refurbished products while serving as convenient places to drop off electronics for data clearing and proper recycling.
Comprenew strives to demonstrate that people who traditionally have barriers to employment can perform at the highest standards given the right training and environment. Comprenew operates three social programs that improve access to information technology, provide work experience, and offer service learning programs for corporations, community groups, and schools.
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