Tammy’s Goodwill Journey

Had you walked into Goodwill of Central Iowa's Day Services program last year,  you would have likely seen a young lady working away at her latest anime illustration between socializing with friends inside the learning center. Tammy was always bursting with energy and enthusiasm, and the minute she connects on a subject matter, whether it be her creative … [Read more...]

Your Summer, #StyledByGoodwill

Summer is in full swing and we are thrilled to share with you all of these looks sourced from Goodwill of Central Iowa stores and inspired by summer’s best events and holidays. PICNIC PERFECT Picnics are the perfect opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors, eat lots of bread and cheese, and people watch. Comfort is key here, and we thought this a-line, … [Read more...]

#StyledByGoodwill Launches In Stores

In celebration of Goodwill Week, our team had the pleasure of collaborating with two very stylish partners for in-store events.  At our Johnston store, Tyler Wentworth of Wentworth Vintage curated a home decor pop up shop and shared his insider tips on decorating with thrift store treasures. Megan Evans of AS SEEN ON M.E. staged a collection of clothing and … [Read more...]


From May 6–13, Goodwill of Central Iowa will celebrate Goodwill Industries Week and the mission impact its work has provided. For 63 years, Goodwill of Central Iowa has provided skills training, employment placement and job training, and community-based services for individuals facing challenges to finding employment, including people with disabilities and … [Read more...]

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

On this National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day, we're giving a shout out to our colleagues at Furry Friends Refuge! Our Day Services program participants frequently visit the animal shelter to help get the cats more aquainted to human interaction and prepared for adoption. This is also a great opportunity for community integration for these individuals with a … [Read more...]


This month, April 22 to be exact, we celebrate Earth Day. A day to contemplate sustainability; leaving a little less behind and perhaps take action against damage that has been done. To commemorate Earth Day, we’re sharing some ideas for simple changes you can make that will make an impact in your life and right here in Central Iowa. YOUR CLOSET We all … [Read more...]

From Hopeless to Beaming with Pride: A Goodwill Success Story

Not many people would be ecstatic to spend their 50th birthday on the job, but considering a year ago Paula doubted she would ever work again, this day marks a major accomplishment. When her probation officer pointed her to Goodwill of Central Iowa's skills training programs, she had no idea the journey she was bout to embark on. "I had no motivation, … [Read more...]

Outlet Store Open House

Join us for an open house of the Goodwill of Central Iowa Outlet Store located in Des Moines. Shopping at the Outlet Store is an opportunity to hunt for true treasure. With 10 new tables of products cycled onto the sales floor an hour, customers get the chance to sort through amazing items at greatly discounted prices. Join us for the chance to visit with … [Read more...]

The Journey of Your Donation

When you donate to Goodwill, what happens with your stuff? Here's how Goodwill of Central Iowa keeps items out of local landfills while also helping to change lives through mission programming. Donate today at the retail location closest to you. … [Read more...]

Calling all online shopping addicts

    One of the thrills of thrifting is getting a great deal on something you love. There’s also the joy of finding something completely unexpected that you simply can’t live without. With shopgoodwill.com, you can have that experience from the comfort of home. Our online market place allows you to expand your hunt for that pair of … [Read more...]