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Exercise Your Brain!

Posted by Nicole Michalak on Feb 17, 2017 2:05:58 PM

Did you know that January 29 was National Puzzle Day? Started in 2002 by Jodi Jill, who was a newspaper puzzle maker and professional quiz maker, National Puzzle Day was created as a way to share her love of puzzles with the public. And it’s a great way to exercise your brain—so try a puzzle, any puzzle!

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Goodwill Day Services wants to thank you for your generosity

Posted by Jennifer Ott on Jan 13, 2017 2:43:06 PM

Last summer, Kathy, one of our Day Services Recreation Assistants, spent a Saturday walking around Madison Art on the Square in Madison, WI. This is a neat event where vendors display and sell their works of art.

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Goodwill Day Services hosts 15th annual Holiday Bazaar

Posted by Nichole Uecker on Dec 21, 2016 2:10:09 PM

On Friday, November 18, the staff and participants of Goodwill’s Day Services and Life Skills Development programs held their annual Holiday Bazaar at the Goodwill Center for Work and Training – Southwest Campus (GSC) in Greendale. This year marked the 15th year that Day Services has offered unique arts and crafts, sweet and savory treats, and holiday décor for sale to the community.

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Dynamic Duos make an appearance at Goodwill

Posted by Jennifer Houston on Nov 11, 2016 1:42:32 PM

On Friday, October 21, Goodwill’s Day Services program, in cooperation with the Milwaukee County Office for Persons with Disabilities, hosted the second annual "Tap the Potential Fashion Show." It was held at our Community Opportunities Club North located in Wauwatosa.

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Community Opportunities Club members sparkle in Art class

Posted by Leslie Chisholm on Oct 14, 2016 2:37:26 PM

This month, the Community Opportunities Club West members wanted to create mosaic pieces in art class. So Jared M. and staff went to Home Depot to purchase the plywood needed for the art project, and Jared helped pick out the smoothest and flattest piece of two-foot by six-foot plywood board. Club members were excited to take part in this activity and each of them was able to choose one of the following designs: a bird, two rubber duckies, a skull, a dog’s head or a cat’s head. Our staff was able to easily draw the designs and cut the pieces with a skill saw (Especially Jared; he loves to help out in any way with projects around the club). Read More

Goodwill Day Services looks back at fun times

Posted by Guest on Oct 4, 2016 1:17:28 PM

As promised, each quarter we will feature a collage that showcases all the fun our participants in our Goodwill Day Services and Life Skills Development Programs have had year to date!

We invite you to view the fantastic activities our participants at the Goodwill Center for Work and Training–Southwest Campus enjoyed so far! We hope you like them too! If you have any questions on our programs feel free to contact us at (855) 455-1110.

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You're invited to our Goodwill Fashion Show

Posted by Jennifer Houston on Sep 21, 2016 2:00:00 PM

If you have been following our blog you know that Goodwill Adult Day Services has been hosting an annual fashion show for nearly ten years and over the years the fashion show has grown and taken on a life of its own!

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Sit down, relax and put your feet up on the Goodwill patio

Posted by Jennifer Ott on Sep 14, 2016 2:36:16 PM

If a person was to call the Goodwill Adult Day Center in Waukesha these days, they might hear this voicemail message, “Participants and staff at the Waukesha Adult Center are unable to take your call as we are all outside enjoying our new patio. Instead of leaving us a message – why don’t you just come on over and join us!” Beep.

For years, the participants have wished for an outdoor space that could be utilized for group activities, was safe, accessible and beautiful. Their wish came true! With funds provided by generous donors and local foundations, and after months of planning, construction, and waiting patiently, the patio has been completed.

Living in Wisconsin requires us to spend a lot of time inside; especially during the cold months. So having an outdoor space to use during the limited months of pleasant weather is a special blessing. Many of the activities that our participants enjoy doing can now be done outside. From gardening and feeding the birds to having lemonade and picnics, the patio will give us a wonderful space to revel in these activities. Science class and sensory groups, along with music and exercise, can now be done with the sun shining on our faces and the breeze blowing in our hair.

When asked what we should do first on the new patio, Justin said, “Now we can sit down, relax and put our feet up.” We all are in agreement!

Thank you to all of our friends, family, and donors who made this patio a reality. As we sit in the sun and feel the cool breeze brush against our faces, we will remember your generosity and be thankful for years to come. Read More

Exciting day camp adventure for Community Opportunities Club members

Posted by Jan Kruk on Aug 16, 2016 4:08:26 PM

The excitement of our day camp trip at Kohler André State Park had been building for months; finally the day arrived. On July 26, the first group from our Community Opportunities Club South, consisting of Rebecca, Mike, Todd, Sandy, Noelle, Brin and Jessica, began their adventure at the TeePee site where they enjoyed lunch. Afterward, they took a nice hike down to the lakefront where some folks waded into the lake to cool off. After their hike they decided to head over to the Nature Center where they had the opportunity to touch and explore numerous animal pelts and saw live turtles and snakes. The group then explored the observation deck at the top of the Nature Center. The group returned to the TeePee and Brin made an awesome fire and the campers roasted hotdogs and ate dinner. On the way home, the group enjoyed a custard treat.

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Take in the Town on the City Bus!

Posted by Melissa Bugni on Jul 19, 2016 10:00:00 AM

On May 17 a group from the Life Skills Development Program at the Goodwill Center for Work and Training – Southwest Campus attended a presentation offered by Life Navigators and Milwaukee County Transit to learn more about bus safety, route and fare information. We also learned about special services, such as travel training that is offered to help people become familiar and comfortable with riding the city bus.

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