• 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

Kazakhstani visitors learn about Goodwill’s programs

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Today, Goodwill of Central Iowa played host to a group of professionals visiting the Des Moines metro from the Republic of Kazakhstan. Nine construction industry instructors and administrators from Kazakhstan and two interpreters learned how Goodwill’s work development and job training programs help employ people as they took a tour through our … [Read more...]

Goodwill, Iowa Food Bank team up to feed hungry families

Representatives from The Iowa Food Bank Association will be at our South Des Moines retail store on several upcoming days to provide information about the SNAP program. They will sign up interested and eligible shoppers at these times: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. … [Read more...]

Career Fair brings employers, job seekers together

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Representatives from 30 area businesses and industries were on hand Tuesday at Southridge Mall in Des Moines for our fall Career Fair. The morning session included an employer panel event where job seekers could ask questions of employers. The afternoon was devoted to the job fair. … [Read more...]

Goodwill: Your creative answer to Halloween

Goodwill stores offer an endless array of Halloween costume items -- from spooky to funny. Check out the ideas offered by Suzet Nelson today on Great Day on KCWI Channel 23. If you'd like to recreate any of her looks, stop by the Des Moines South store at 3333 S.E. 14th St., before Halloween. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b350mcHhIhg&app=desktop … [Read more...]

Goodwill plans career events today and Nov. 5

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Looking for a full- or part-time job? Goodwill of Central Iowa is planning two career fairs today and on Nov. 5. Today's career fair will be presented by Goodwill's Career Connection Center at Southridge Mall in Des Moines on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Employers from the health care, hospitality, manufacturing, construction and financial services industries … [Read more...]

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Updated mission statement reflects Goodwill’s work

Goodwill of Central Iowa, an area leader in helping people find employment, has changed its mission statement and organizational values to reflect the work it does. The change, approved by the organization’s board of directors, comes at a record-setting time for the organization. President Marlyn McKeen said the new mission statement more clearly states … [Read more...]

New Career Connection Center opens in Newton

NEWTON, Iowa – Goodwill Industries is working harder than ever to put more central Iowans to work, now by opening a new Career Connection Center in early September at the DMACC campus in Newton. The center, which offers free services for job-seekers, is the result of a partnership between Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa and Des Moines Area Community … [Read more...]