• 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.

    Recycle
  • 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

New Retail Skills Training Program Launches at GCI

Goodwill of Central Iowa has recently launched a new retail skills training program to help individuals facing barriers to employment find positions in the retail industry. PROGRAM OVERVIEW Seven to eight week program Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Classes are held at Goodwill of Central Iowa headquarters in Johnston Program includes … [Read more...]

HALLOWEEN BY GOODWILL

Around here, we take Halloween seriously; we go all out and we have FUN. For the next month, our Facebook page will be a go-to for Halloween costume inspiration, great ideas for décor and shopping tips to get you set for the spookiest and kookiest of holidays. We have not one, but two costume contests taking place this month, between our retail stores and … [Read more...]

2016 Annual Report

The Goodwill of Central Iowa 2016 Annual Report is now available.   To download a PDF of the 2016 annual report, click here. … [Read more...]

Mason Benki: September Achiever of the Month

Each month mission services team members at Goodwill of Central Iowa nominate clients for the Achiever of the Month Award. The winner is an individual who exemplifies our mission, values and vision by making progress toward his or her goals, having excellent attendance, being a good role model and having a positive attitude. Please join us in … [Read more...]

Peace Addo: August Achiever of the Month

Each month mission services team members at Goodwill of Central Iowa nominate clients for the Achiever of the Month Award. The winner is an individual who exemplifies our mission, values and vision by making progress toward his or her goals, having excellent attendance, being a good role model and having a positive attitude. Please join us in … [Read more...]

Back to School with Goodwill

The beginning of the school year is many things: a little scary, a little thrilling, but most of all, it should be FUN! Our Goodwill of Central Iowa stores have what you need whether you’re starting kindergarten or college. Here you’ll find lots of tips for shopping Goodwill stores for everything from backpacks to dorm room decor! High School fashion Greta … [Read more...]

Cory Stephens: July Achiever of the Month

From Left to Right: Aubrey Streicher, counselor, Cory Stephens, July achiever of the month, and Jackie Norris, Goodwill of Central Iowa President & CEO.Each month staff members at Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa nominate clients for the Achiever of the Month Award. The winner is an individual who exemplifies our mission, values and vision by making … [Read more...]

Spider-Man: Homecoming Costume DIY

Earlier this month, Sony Pictures and Goodwill launched a nationwide Spider-Man costume contest inspired by the July 7 release of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Popular YouTube bloggers were selected to DIY a Spider-Man suit of their own creation, using Goodwill sourced materials. The public was then asked to do the same and post their submission photos to the … [Read more...]

Goodwill of Central Iowa Closed Fourth of July

  All Goodwill of Central Iowa retail stores stores will be closed for Independence Day, July 4, 2017. To demonstrate our appreciation and commitment to all employees, we have decided this year to close Goodwill of Central Iowa to allow team mebers to spend the holiday with their families, friends and communities. To show appreciation of … [Read more...]

Jeannie Howell: June Achiever of the Month

Each month staff members at Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa nominate clients for the Achiever of the Month Award. The winner is an individual who exemplifies our mission, values and vision by making progress toward his or her goals, having excellent attendance, being a good role model and having a positive attitude. Please join us in congratulating … [Read more...]