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...]


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...]

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...]

Spider-Man: Homecoming Costume DIY

Earlier this month, Sony Pictures and Goodwill launched a nationwide Spider-Man costume contest inspired by the July 7 release of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Popular YouTube bloggers were selected to DIY a Spider-Man suit of their own creation, using Goodwill sourced materials. The public was then asked to do the same and post their submission photos to the … [Read more...]

Jeannie Howell: June 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...]

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...]