• 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

Trendy Denim DIY Tricks with Goodwill

The world of fashion changes on a dime, but among the few constants (yes, there are some), is DENIM. Browse  any store right now and you'll see destroyed denim, patched denim, embellished denim, the list goes on and on, and the prices go up and up, leaving this trend low on the priority list for Mom's budget. We asked four young fashionistas to shop their … [Read more...]

Goodwill of Central Iowa Introduces Additions to Leadership Team and Board of Directors

Goodwill of Central Iowa continues to grow with new additions to its leadership team and Board of Directors. Alison Monaghan joins the organization as director of marketing and development, Beth Hanson as retail director and Katherine Riley Harrington as director of mission services. Kevin Sherlock of Hy-Vee and Steve Whitty of Principal Financial Group have … [Read more...]

Michelle Wagner: May Achiever of the Month

Each month staff 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 congratulating Michelle … [Read more...]

Goodwill of Central Iowa Job Fair

We invite current job seekers to join us for a Job Fair on May 25, 2017. Application and live interview opportunities will be available from 11 am - 1 pm as well as 4-6 pm at our Johnston Headquarters (5355 NW 86th Street; Johnston, IA 50131 - accessible via DART Route 93, Stops 3460 or 3463). Career opportunities with Goodwill of Central Iowa provide so … [Read more...]

Cynthia Madison: April 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...]

Good News Spring 2017

Please click the cover to check out our Spring 2017 newsletter and stay up to date on all things Goodwill! … [Read more...]

Carol Warren meets with Senator Joni Ernst

Carol Warren, Vice President of GICI, is in Washington, DC advocating for Goodwill! Carol & a group of advocates from Iowa met with Senator Joni Ernst This week, Carol Warren and other Goodwill advocates from around the country are visiting Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers to advocate for federal investments in programs that leverage Goodwill and … [Read more...]

Good Turn Day

Jackie Norris, President & CEO, and her son Hunter are ready for Good Turn Day! Last weekend Boy Scouts went door to door in areas of Ankeny and West Des Moines to hand out donation bags. On Saturday, April 8th the Scouts will return to collect donations. If you received a donation bag and want to support the Boy Scouts and Goodwill, please put your … [Read more...]

Boy Scouts Donation Drive

The Boy Scouts have partnered with Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa for their annual "Good Turn Day". They dropped off donation bags in parts of West Des Moines and Ankeny on Saturday, April 1. If you received a donation bag, please fill it (along with any other bags or boxes) with items you would like to donate and set them out Saturday, April 8th by … [Read more...]

Larry Wilken: March Achiever of the Month

From left: Cole Schinkel, Counselor; Larry Wilken; Carol Warren, Vice President 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 … [Read more...]