• 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

Go, Red, White and Goodwill Blue!

Our Red, White and Blue Friday event is July 3! Celebrate and save with us all day as we give out prizes including several $50 gift cards at each of our 18 stores. We’ll also have a drawing in each store for a Hamilton Beach ice cream maker. Pick up a Scratch and Save card at our stores while supplies last to save $2, $3 or $5 off a qualifying purchase. … [Read more...]

Creating and celebrating independence


Come to any of our 18 retail stores on Friday, July 3, for our big event! Goodwill of Central Iowa creates ­­-- and celebrates -- independence! On Friday, July 3, Goodwill will host its first Red, White and Blue Friday event at all our central Iowa stores. Celebrate and save with us all day as we give out prizes including several $50 gift cards at each … [Read more...]

Readying for Red, White and Blue Event


  Our Red, White and Blue Friday event is July 3 at all Goodwill of Central Iowa retail stores. We're offering refreshments, drawings for prizes and great deals all day. In the Des Moines metro, come check out our featured store at 1600 Valley West Drive in West Des Moines. More details coming soon! For 60 years, Goodwill has helped create … [Read more...]

Meet Zachary Wilson, one of our top award winners

Meet former client Zachary Wilson. Zachary is a valued employee at Sears in Des Moines and the winner of our Goodwill Achiever of the Year Award! … [Read more...]

Pleasantville, we’re taking your donations!

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Hello, Pleasantville! Look for our donation truck at Pleasantville City Hall, 108 W. Jackson St., this weekend, June 13 and 14. During this Goodwill Ambassador Event, we will take donations of clothing and housewares from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. … [Read more...]

Meet Richard Nickell, an award-winning former client

Meet Richard Nickell, a former Goodwill client who was recognized this spring for his outstanding accomplishments in the workplace. We are so proud of all he has accomplished! http://bit.ly/1SQwWpY … [Read more...]

Sign up for our free money management workshops


Our Career Connection Center at Southridge Mall in Des Moines is teaming up with Midwest Heritage Bank to offer its FREE Money Smart financial wellness workshops. The 5-day series of classes will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings in June, starting June 2, at the Connection Center. For more information and to register, call (515) 953-6456. … [Read more...]

May 30 is Goodwill Night at Warren County Speedway


Come out to the grandstand on Saturday, May 30, at the Warren County Speedway in Indianola for Goodwill Night! We will have our trivia wheel set up and will hand out giveaways including a $50 gift certificate to use at any Goodwill of Central Iowa retail store. We’ll also have our truck parked to take donations, so finish your spring cleaning and bring your … [Read more...]

Walt Frankford was recently recognized for his great achievements

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68UvQS7XuVw&feature=youtu.be This spring, our Operations Manager, Walt Frankford, earned the Edgar Helms Award for Graduate Staff. The award is named for the founder of Goodwill, and each year it is presented to an individual who exemplifies the mission of Goodwill and the Rev. Helms' values of unselfish service to … [Read more...]

We’re celebrating 15 years in Indianola!

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Join us on Friday, June 5 at our Indianola store, 404 N. Howard St., for a special event to celebrate our 15th year in Indianola! You can sign up to win a brand new Sanyo 42-inch HDTV that will be given away. We'll have doughnuts, coffee, cake and eight $50 door prizes, along with hourly specials and other fun and games. … [Read more...]