• 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

Ready for the Week of Opportunity (#WOO)?


Our Southridge Career Connection Center presents the Week of Opportunity (#WOO!), next week, July 27-31. Each day, you can come to interview directly with local employers, learn about different industries and make the most of an opportunity to get a new job! Times are from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, with a different group of employers each day. Monday … [Read more...]

Come find out what we do!


Today, we had a group of friends from near State Center, Iowa, visiting our headquarters. Workforce Strategist Kevin Lord gave them a great tour, showing how we train clients and prepare them for competitive jobs in the community. They also learned about shopgoodwill.com and our recycling efforts. Thanks, ladies, for visiting! We loved your enthusiasm for … [Read more...]

Red, White and Blue Day was a winner


Our Red, White and Blue sales event on July 3 was a huge success! Goodwill of Central Iowa retail stores had their biggest day ever for sales, with 16 of our 18 stores posting a 10 percent (or higher) increase for sales in a single day. On our Red, White and Blue Friday, we offered drawings for prizes and lots of discounts. And, traffic was up at nearly … [Read more...]

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...]