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Sun Prairie Store and Donation Center Now Open!

balloonsThe new Goodwill store and donation center located at 2111 McCoy Road, in the Prairie Square shopping center [map], is now open! Take a virtual tour and then head on over to see it in person!

“We’re so happy to be returning to Sun Prairie,” said Barbara Leslie, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin. “Our site will offer area residents an opportunity to purchase quality merchandise at affordable prices and help our planet by donating their unwanted goods. Instead of being placed in a landfill, these items will be used to generate revenue for our life-changing services for people with disabilities or other challenges.”

The Sun Prairie donation center gladly accepts all permissible items except large furniture. Residents living within the city limits of Sun Prairie who have large pieces of furniture to donate may simply call 608-246-3150 to learn about Goodwill’s free home pickup service. Some restrictions may apply. The home pickup service is also available to residents living within the city limits of Madison, Fitchburg, or Middleton.

The donation center’s initial hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The store’s hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Sunday. Hours are subject to change.

Applications are still being accepted for positions available at this location. For more information, please click here. Applications are available at any Goodwill retail store and Goodwill’s corporate office on Madison’s east side (1302 Mendota St., map). Also, applications may be completed online.

We are continuing to operate each of our existing facilities. We have stores and donation centers on Madison’s east and west sides and in Fitchburg, Monona, Fort Atkinson, Platteville, Portage, and Richland Center. We also operate a donation center in Middleton which accepts all permissible items except furniture. Our career center, located at 6291 McKee Road in Fitchburg, provides services to individuals with or without disabilities, free of charge.

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Spend More on Candy!

Goodwill has everything you’re looking for this Halloween season. We have ready-made costumes, hats, masks, accessories, make up, decorations, and everything you need to create your one-of-a-kind adult or children's costume that will be the envy of your friends – all at incredibly low prices!

And the best part? When you shop at Goodwill, you help support our mission of building better communities by providing opportunities for individuals with disabilities or other challenges right here in South Central Wisconsin.

Do you shop at our Fort Atkinson, Platteville, Portage, or Richland Center store? If you do, then you'll be happy to hear that each of these locations will have extended hours on Saturday, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1. These stores will be open until 8 p.m.!

And, don't forget about our newest store at 2111 McCoy Road in Sun Prairie! [map] It's open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Once your masterpieces are complete, enter our Halloween costume photo contest for a chance to win a Goodwill gift certificate! Click here to learn more.

Halloween

 


Enter Our Halloween Costume Photo Contest

We hope Goodwill is your go-to place for unique Halloween costume ideas. Here is your chance to impress!

Submit your best Goodwill Halloween costume photos on our Facebook page. If your photo receives the most "likes," you'll win a $50 Goodwill gift certificate! The second place prize is a $25 gift certificate!

Here are the details:

Each costume submitted for consideration must contain at least two items purchased from Goodwill Industries.

You must be at least 18 years old to submit a photo, however, a parent or legal guardian may submit a photo of his or her child.

Employees of Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin are not eligible to enter.

Photos must be submitted to Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin's Facebook page before midnight (Central Time) Sunday, Nov. 2.

A first and second place winner will be announced on Monday, Nov. 3 on Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin's Facebook page. The photos receiving the highest number of likes will be the winners.

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Visit Goodwill During Sun Prairie's Spooktacular!

booBe sure to visit our store at 2111 McCoy Road [Prairie Square shopping center, map] during the Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce 2014 Halloween Spooktacular!

From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, costumed children and adults who visit our store will receive candy and will be one step closer to being eligible to win door prizes!

To enter the drawing for door prizes, participants must visit at least 10 participating businesses. For more information, visit the Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce website.

Goodwill is a proud sponsor of this event!

 

Purchase Your Raffle Tickets to Win

Tickets to the UW Football Game

Against Nebraska!

raffleHey Badger fans! Don't miss your chance to buy raffle tickets where the top prize is four tickets to the Saturday, Nov. 15 football game against Nebraska!

Tickets are only $1 each and may be purchased at any Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin store now through Saturday, Nov. 8. Click here for store locations and hours.

Proceeds will be used to provide life-changing services to individuals with disabilities or other challenges.

Prizes are:
1st Prize: Four mid-field tickets to the Nov. 15 football game between UW-Madison and Nebraska at Camp Randall (section T, row 15, seats 19 through 22)
2nd Prize: A football autographed by coach Gary Andersen
3rd Prize: A Badgers T-shirt

Employees of Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin are not eligible to win. 

Ticket purchasers must: (1) be 18 years old or older; (2) live in the United States; and, (3) provide Goodwill with a valid telephone number or email address.

The drawing will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. Ticket purchasers DO NOT have to be present to win. Goodwill will notify winners via telephone or email on the day of the drawing. Winners must contact Goodwill by 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13 to confirm acceptance of prize or another drawing will be held to determine a different winner to whom the prize will be awarded. Prizes may be taxable.

All rules comply with state of Wisconsin laws and regulations.



We're Open for Business During the

Verona Road Construction Project

road constructionOur west side donation center and store are open for business during the Verona Road reconstruction project!

Northbound and southbound traffic on Verona Road has been shifted to the new northbound lanes, from the beltline to the intersection of Raymond Road. Backups and delays are expected in the area, especially during peak travel times.

The donation center's hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday; and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday.

To learn more about the project, click here. We'll keep you posted on its progress in the weeks ahead.




"Think Before You Donate" Rumors

About Goodwill Are False

rumorSadly, a negative email titled “Think Before You Donate” has re-surfaced. This email contains false and misleading information regarding Goodwill Industries International (GII) and several other nonprofit organizations. The rumors are being spread via email and social media.

At Goodwill, we definitely encourage you to “think before you donate” and to learn as much as you can about the charities you’d like to support. We know that you want to be certain the organization you choose to support uses its revenue for charitable purposes that support a mission you stand behind.

Contrary to the “Think Before You Donate” message, the current Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill Industries International (GII) is Jim Gibbons, not Mark Curran. Curran has never been associated with the Goodwill enterprise.

To learn about GII, click here. Additional information about GII and information about other organizations included in the rumor is available through:

- Charity Navigator (It is the nation's largest independent charity evaluator and leading donor advocate)

- GuideStar (GuideStar is a public charity that gathers and disseminates information about every IRS-registered nonprofit organization)

Thank you for supporting Goodwill. Your purchases, donations, partnerships, and financial contributions really do help us build better communities and help local residents reach their goal of self-sufficiency.