• 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

Holiday Store Hours

Our retail stores will follow the below schedule for store hours throughout the upcoming holiday season, allowing our team members to enjoy the fun and festivities of the season with their loved ones. Dec. 24: 12-5 PM (Excludes the Outlet store, which will open at 9 am) Dec. 25: CLOSED Dec. 26: 9 AM - 9 PM (Grinnell, Iowa Falls and Oskaloosa will close at … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Hours

So that our staff and employees may enjoy the holiday with their loved ones, our retail stores will close at 6:00 PM on November 22, remain closed on November 23 and reopen November 24 at 9:00 AM for regular business hours. We wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving. ---Goodwill of Central Iowa     … [Read more...]

Gathering with Goodwill

It’s time to put away, better yet, donate, those Halloween costumes and decorations (to Goodwill of course) and transition into the time we gather with family and friends to share what we’re thankful for. We are kicking the month off with inspiration for setting the Thanksgiving table. There’s a lot to plan and budget for when hosting a family gathering, … [Read more...]

Heather Anderson: October Achiever of the Month

Each month mission services team 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 … [Read more...]

New Retail Skills Training Program Launches at GCI

Goodwill of Central Iowa has recently launched a new retail skills training program to help individuals facing barriers to employment find positions in the retail industry. PROGRAM OVERVIEW Seven to eight week program Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Classes are held at Goodwill of Central Iowa headquarters in Johnston Program includes … [Read more...]

HALLOWEEN BY GOODWILL

Around here, we take Halloween seriously; we go all out and we have FUN. For the next month, our Facebook page will be a go-to for Halloween costume inspiration, great ideas for décor and shopping tips to get you set for the spookiest and kookiest of holidays. We have not one, but two costume contests taking place this month, between our retail stores and … [Read more...]

2016 Annual Report

The Goodwill of Central Iowa 2016 Annual Report is now available.   To download a PDF of the 2016 annual report, click here. … [Read more...]

Mason Benki: September Achiever of the Month

Each month mission services team 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 … [Read more...]

Peace Addo: August Achiever of the Month

Each month mission services team 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 … [Read more...]

Back to School with Goodwill

The beginning of the school year is many things: a little scary, a little thrilling, but most of all, it should be FUN! Our Goodwill of Central Iowa stores have what you need whether you’re starting kindergarten or college. Here you’ll find lots of tips for shopping Goodwill stores for everything from backpacks to dorm room decor! High School fashion Greta … [Read more...]