• 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

Blue Friday was a merry way to kick off holiday shopping

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Our first Blue Friday promotion on Nov. 21 was a resounding success! The promotion focused on Goodwill of Central Iowa’s Jordan Creek and Waukee retail stores. Each had a fun party event that day with refreshments and prizes. And all 17 of our central Iowa stores participated, giving special coupons to any shoppers wearing blue into the stores on Blue … [Read more...]

Blue Friday is here!

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Let’s get going! Put on something blue and start your holiday shopping on Friday – Blue Friday. Don’t wait for Black Friday. Get a jump on holiday shopping now by checking out great merchandise at Goodwill stores throughout central Iowa this Friday, Nov. 21. And enjoy special discounts and win prizes such as an Xbox One or $50 gift cards. Blue Friday, … [Read more...]

Goodwill teams with Papa Murphy’s for new franchise in Newton

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Goodwill's Newton Career Connection Center is partnering with Papa Murphy's to hire an owner/operator and employees for a new Papa Murphy's store in Newton. All interviews for those positions will be conducted at the Career Connection Center at 600 Second Avenue West in Newton. For more information, call (641) 791-0424 or (641) 417-9174. … [Read more...]

Before Black Friday, start saving on Blue Friday, Nov. 21

Before Black Friday, go BLUE. Goodwill Blue. You can start your holiday savings early with Blue Friday, on Nov. 21, at all central Iowa Goodwill retail stores. Just wear blue into any Goodwill retail store that day and receive $5 off your purchase of $20 or more that day. While supplies last, you can also pick up a coupon card good for discounts over the … [Read more...]

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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