• 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

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...]

Recycle with Goodwill at SCRUB Day May 16

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Spring cleaning? Goodwill is participating in this weekend’s Mega SCRUB event from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Capitol Complex Lot No. 3. That’s just west of East 14th Street, south of Court Avenue in Des Moines. Bring your recyclable donations and old computers to our truck at that location. We partner with Dell for our free Dell Reconnect … [Read more...]

Looking for work? Come to our Career Fair May 6

Make a connection with 25 area employers who are hiring! The Connect With Employers Career Fair, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, at DMACC Southridge, will pair job seekers with more than 25 area employers, all of whom are hiring in the fields of advanced manufacturing, business and finance, health care and transportation/logistics. The free event … [Read more...]

Uber brings Goodwill almost 3,000 pounds of donations

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Grace Williamson stands next to a box full of donations late in the morning Saturday during the #UberSpringCleaning event Saturday.   Our participation in the national one-day mobile donation drive with Uber on Saturday, May 2, was very successful! Our South store collected seven full cardboard gaylord containers of clothing, shoes, toys and … [Read more...]

Uber, Goodwill team up to donate on May 2!

Goodwill of Central Iowa is participating in a national mobile donation campaign with Uber that was just announced publicly on Thursday. Uber Spring Cleaning is a one-day event in the Des Moines metro, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2, when people can contact Uber to pick up clothing and other small bagged items from their homes. Uber will deliver … [Read more...]

Connect With Employers Career Fair Planned May 4-6

DMACC is teaming with Goodwill of Central Iowa’s Career Connection Center to host a two-part event next week for job seekers. A Preparation Workshop event, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, May 4, at DMACC Southridge, 1111 E. Army Post Road, is planned to help job seekers prepare for the Connect With Employers Career Fair on Wednesday, May 6. At the … [Read more...]

New Project SEARCH participants chosen

2015 Euclid Interns

Four Project SEARCH interns are training at the East Euclid store. From left are Michele Keenan, who directs the program; Sam Pattison, Project SEARCH Instructor; Teresa Bennett, Chelsi Steinbach, Mary Horn and Zach Mosqueda. Four new Project SEARCH interns are training at the North Ankeny Boulevard Hy-Vee store. From left, they are Charity Hodson, … [Read more...]