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...]

Cory Stephens: July Achiever of the Month

From Left to Right: Aubrey Streicher, counselor, Cory Stephens, July achiever of the month, and Jackie Norris, Goodwill of Central Iowa President & CEO.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 … [Read more...]

Goodwill of Central Iowa Closed Fourth of July

  All Goodwill of Central Iowa retail stores stores will be closed for Independence Day, July 4, 2017. To demonstrate our appreciation and commitment to all employees, we have decided this year to close Goodwill of Central Iowa to allow team mebers to spend the holiday with their families, friends and communities. To show appreciation of … [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...]

Goodwill of Central Iowa Introduces Additions to Leadership Team and Board of Directors

Goodwill of Central Iowa continues to grow with new additions to its leadership team and Board of Directors. Alison Monaghan joins the organization as director of marketing and development, Beth Hanson as retail director and Katherine Riley Harrington as director of mission services. Kevin Sherlock of Hy-Vee and Steve Whitty of Principal Financial Group have … [Read more...]