• 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

Client gave TV interview about Night to Shine prom on Feb. 12

Goodwill client and 2015 Project SEARCH graduate Katie Brown was interviewed this week on Channel 13 about the upcoming Night to Shine prom! Check out what Katie had to say: http://bit.ly/1KsInmN … [Read more...]

We’re adding more opportunities for volunteers

Our volunteer numbers are up! On Jan. 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we attracted 23 new volunteers who helped sort donations and arrange merchandise in our stores. Those volunteers – to whom we owe a huge thank you -- gave a total of 78 hours of help that day to our retail stores in central Iowa. In 2015, Goodwill gained more than 1,200 volunteers who gave … [Read more...]

New store grand opening is Jan. 14 in Johnston!

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On Thursday, Jan. 14, we're celebrating the grand opening of our newest retail store. This will make 19 Goodwill of Central Iowa stores! We'll have a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon, and refreshments, games, prizes and cool giveaways all day long. Show this coupon on your phone at ANY Goodwill of Central Iowa retail store to save $3 off a $15 purchase. And, … [Read more...]

Local radio program features our Newton Career Connection Center


Have a listen as Miranda Kulis, coordinator of our Career Connection Center in Newton, talks about the services her center offers during a recent local radio interview: http://www.myiowainfo.com/2016/01/11/featurescope-january-9th/   … [Read more...]

Our new cafe, Good Beginnings, opened Jan. 5 just north of downtown Des Moines


Good Beginnings Café, our new business and training venture, opened this morning in the United Way building, 1111 Ninth St., just north of downtown Des Moines. Good Beginnings, managed by Paul Soyer, will be open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. On the menu will be breakfast, snacks, lunch (including sandwiches made to order and soup), specialty coffees, chai … [Read more...]

We appreciate your donated goods and monetary gifts!

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Check out the goods at our new Johnston store

Johnston store

Have you checked out our new store in Johnston? We opened its doors on Dec. 18, and are planning grand opening festivities with a big bash in January. The store, at 5355 N.W. 86th St., is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (515) 402-4169. … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays!

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Our stores are closing at 4 p.m. today so employees may enjoy the holiday with their families. But, we'll reopen Saturday, Dec. 26, with regular hours. … [Read more...]

Connection Center schools international students on looking for a job

Intl students

This week, our Southridge Career Connection Center employees gave a crash course on resumes and interviewing for jobs to a group of college-aged students visiting from Mexico. Employment Specialists Kathy Roat and Alicia Moisa worked on Wednesday and Thursday with 20 students from Guadalajara, Mexico, who were here for one week with the Iowa International … [Read more...]

#GivingTuesday was an ‘Unselfie’ kind of day

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Check it out! Tuesday (#GivingTuesday), a global day of giving, was a ton of fun! We put out messages on social media today about our mission, and with these "UnSelfies," we added our input about what our work means to us. We had fun spreading the word about how we help people find jobs in the community. … [Read more...]