• Goodwill gives individuals the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential and contribute to the community.

    Have a Vision
  • Goodwill has been helping make central Iowa communities greener for almost 60 years. We recycle over 20 million pounds of materials annually.

  • Goodwill offers job skills and hands on experience. It’s a win-win situation for our business partners and for our clients.

    Create Opportunity
  • The socialization and communication skills gained through our program help individuals develop more self confidence and pride in themselves.

    Enhance Dignity
  • Goodwill believes in the power of work for all individuals. Since 1955, Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa has helped thousands of people find new jobs.

    Transform Lives

Get ready for #WOO!


Next week, Monday, July 25 to Thursday, July 28, is #WOO, or Week of Opportunity for job-seekers with our Des Moines Career Connection Center. Central Iowans looking for a job are invited to our four-day, FREE event at 1111 E. Army Post Road, Ste. 152 in Southridge Mall, Des Moines. Local employers from specific industries will be on hand daily to conduct … [Read more...]

We’ll collect your donations!

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Goodwill of Central Iowa will have a truck parked at the Altoona Hy-Vee, 108 Eighth St., S.W., to collect your donations this weekend! Hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 23, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 24. Bring your gently used clothing, toys, household items, décor and small working electronics by. Volunteers from Altoona United Methodist … [Read more...]

#WOO hiring event will be week of July 25


Our Des Moines Career Connection Center is offering a four-day hiring event, our Week of Opportunity (#WOO) on July 25 to 28, at the center, 1111 E. Army Post Road. Multiple local employers will be available each day to speak with job-seekers. The #WOO schedule is: Monday, representatives from customer service and retail; Tuesday, assembly and warehouse … [Read more...]

We’re celebrating the Red, White and Blue on Friday

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It's back! Our Red, White and Blue Event is Friday, July 1. Draw for discounts, enter to win gift cards and a drawing for a Keurig beverage maker at our stores. Receive a special coupon to use on July 4. Help us help central Iowans achieve INDEPENDENCE! … [Read more...]

Green Days Parade was a blast!

About 20 Goodwill employees spent the morning on Saturday, June 18, participating in the annual Green Days Parade in Johnston. The crowd seemed to really enjoy the rolling routine our Cart Brigade put on! Check it out! Our Cart Brigade will make its next appearance in Ankeny's Summerfest Parade on July 9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7OFXxskZyc … [Read more...]

Meet Louise Bice, our William Usdane Award winner

Louise was one of several award winners we recognized at our annual awards banquet in early May. We will continue to share our best success stories of the year here.   … [Read more...]

Meet Randy Bakker, our 2015 Achiever of the Year

Randy was one of several top individual award winners we honored at our annual banquet May 5. We will continue to share our success stories here in the coming months. … [Read more...]

Project SEARCH interns meet Congressional candidate


On June 1, our newest group of Project SEARCH interns received a visit by Mike Sherzan, a Democratic candidate running for U.S. Congress. Sam Pattison, Project SEARCH instructor, worked with his four interns before Sherzan’s visit to help them formulate questions to ask him. Sherzan spoke with the group for about an hour, and their discussion ranged from … [Read more...]

Recent gifts boost Goodwill’s capital campaign


Goodwill's "Celebrating Our Past, Building Futures" capital campaign has received several significant gifts recently, including this $150,000 donation from Wells Fargo. Principal Foundation also made a $150,000 donation in May, and Prairie Meadows has made a commitment to the campaign. Two rooms at our headquarters in Johnston will bear the names of Wells … [Read more...]

Job Fair planned for June 1

Goodwill is hosting a Job Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at our Jordan Creek Store, 6630 Mills Civic Parkway, in West Des Moines. We have part-time and full-time production worker and store clerk openings available. Visit our career portal on this page to submit an application prior to attending. EEO/AA/VETS/DIS … [Read more...]