• 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

Looking for work? Come to our Career Fair May 6

Make a connection with 25 area employers who are hiring! The Connect With Employers Career Fair, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, at DMACC Southridge, will pair job seekers with more than 25 area employers, all of whom are hiring in the fields of advanced manufacturing, business and finance, health care and transportation/logistics. The free event … [Read more...]

Uber brings Goodwill almost 3,000 pounds of donations

Grace Williamson stands next to a box full of donations late in the morning Saturday during the #UberSpringCleaning event Saturday.   Our participation in the national one-day mobile donation drive with Uber on Saturday, May 2, was very successful! Our South store collected seven full cardboard gaylord containers of clothing, shoes, toys and … [Read more...]

Uber, Goodwill team up to donate on May 2!

Goodwill of Central Iowa is participating in a national mobile donation campaign with Uber that was just announced publicly on Thursday. Uber Spring Cleaning is a one-day event in the Des Moines metro, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2, when people can contact Uber to pick up clothing and other small bagged items from their homes. Uber will deliver … [Read more...]

Connect With Employers Career Fair Planned May 4-6

DMACC is teaming with Goodwill of Central Iowa’s Career Connection Center to host a two-part event next week for job seekers. A Preparation Workshop event, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, May 4, at DMACC Southridge, 1111 E. Army Post Road, is planned to help job seekers prepare for the Connect With Employers Career Fair on Wednesday, May 6. At the … [Read more...]

New Project SEARCH participants chosen

Four Project SEARCH interns are training at the East Euclid store. From left are Michele Keenan, who directs the program; Sam Pattison, Project SEARCH Instructor; Teresa Bennett, Chelsi Steinbach, Mary Horn and Zach Mosqueda. Four new Project SEARCH interns are training at the North Ankeny Boulevard Hy-Vee store. From left, they are Charity Hodson, … [Read more...]

Goodwill is featured this week on KCWI

Local TV personality Suzet Nelson will be the featured guest Friday, April 24, on the Great Day program on KCWI Channel 23. At 6:20 a.m., Suzet will talk about one of her personal favorite organizations, Goodwill of Central Iowa, and how donated goods help fund Goodwill's job training programs. Be sure to tune in to hear about Suzet's latest Goodwill … [Read more...]

Goodwill can help veteran professionals with their job search

Featured this month on our 2015 calendar is Randy Baker of Newton. After a job layoff, Randy, a computer technician, was out of work for almost a year. The Goodwill Career Connection Center in Newton helped him sharpen his resume and prepare for job interviews. He's now working under contract for a major financial institution in West Des Moines. … [Read more...]

Goodwill highest ranked brand in new national survey

Something new to celebrate: We learned that Goodwill was named the Disability Nonprofit Brand of the Year as part of the 2015 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study, an annual brand equity study released last week. The study, which surveyed more than 38,000 Americans, ranked consumer awareness and perception of charitable nonprofit organizations.  To read more … [Read more...]

Paying tribute to some of our best clients and employees

What an evening! On March 24, we honored some of the employees and clients who helped make 2014 a tremendous, record-breaking year for Goodwill of Central Iowa. In 2015, our 60th anniversary in Des Moines, we plan to continue to “bring out the best” in people.   … [Read more...]

We’re stuffing the truck this week!

Volunteers Melissa Douglas and James Tegtmeier, employees from Voya Financial, gave out coupons during a Stuff the Truck event at the Valley West Mall Younkers store in September 2014.     Goodwill is kicking off our annual Goodwill Sale with Younkers stores this Thursday, March 12, at Valley West Mall in West Des Moines. We'll accept … [Read more...]