Family Movie Night! Thrifty Thursday

Who doesn’t love to watch a good movie on a cool, fall night? A family movie night is a great way to spend time with your family and get lost in a intriguing plot. At Goodwill, we have an amazing variety of movies including: comedy, horror, animated, action, and many more. Stop in to any of our stores and grab a few movies for your next movie night. For a list of your nearest store visit:

Family Game Night Thrifty Thursday

A family game night is a perfect idea for those chilly fall nights ahead. Board games encourage teamwork, bonding, and making choices.  We have a great selection of games whether you like to strategize, test your memory, or want to have some good old fashioned fun, we have something for everyone. Stop by any of our stores and grab a new game for your game night. To find a Goodwill of the Great Plains nearest you visit:

Comforting Quilts for Cancer Patients

An act of kindness can make a difference in many lives. Loren, Assistant Manager, at our Mitchell store, graciously donated cancer t-shirts for the St. Wilfrid Catholic Church ladies to quilt for cancer patients at the local Cancer Institute. These quilts are a much needed comfort to the cancer patients and encourage them to keep on fighting.

These are a few of the quilts that were made from the cancer t-shirts
This quilt was made from the cancer t-shirts after
the emblems were taken off
Top part of dresses made from t-shirts after cancer emblems taken off

Little boy shirts made from the back of cancer t-shirts

Meet the Staff of Integrated Day Services

Terry, Direct Support Staff

Before she came to Goodwill, Terry worked in a meat processing factory, retirement home, insurance company, and in the school system. Terry appreciated her time in all her roles, but needed a position that would give her purpose and a chance to make a difference.

Terry decided to explore her options by attending a Job Fair in North Sioux City. She met with a staff member from Goodwill to talk about open job positions and learned about the impact they play in the community. Integrated Day Services had a position open and this was exactly the position that Terry was looking for.

For Terry, her job is rewarding daily. She loves to interact with the participants and work with them to achieve goals. She encourages them to try new things and be more active. “Integrated Day Services is an important program for these individuals, ” Terry emphasized.

Terry enjoys working in Integrated Services every day and making the participants laugh and encouraging them to step outside their comfort zone. Terry believes, “It’s all about balance. You must be stern with them, but give support when needed. It goes a long way.”

What is your dream car?

  • An old vintage truck. I have always wanted a truck.

What is a fictional place you would like to visit?

  • A place with wizards and warriors and where there is a little mystery

What are small things that make your day?

  • The support from the staff. It’s nice to know that they are there for me and have my back when I need them.

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes! Thrifty Thursday

I don’t need another pair of shoes, said no one ever! This Thrifty Thursday we are showcasing our amazing shoe selection. We have a variety of different styles in many different colors. Remember to check back frequently as our selection changes daily. A few of the shoe styles you might find in our stores include: sandals, sneakers, heels, moccasins, ballet, loafers, and the list goes on. Head to your nearest Goodwill of the Great Plains store and find a pair or several (shh.. we won’t tell!) that will put a pep in your step today! For a Goodwill of the Great Plains store nearest you visit