• 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

Meet Stuart, one of our success stories from 2014

Stuart Kennedy’s initiative and drive to excel are paying off. Stuart, known for his wide smile and brimming enthusiasm, joined the Goodwill Outlet store team last summer after completing a Supported Employment Program and working at the Jordan Creek store. Stuart’s job coach, William Berning, pushed to promote Stuart because of his potential and his … [Read more...]

Thanks for helping us put people to work!

The grand totals are in: Goodwill of Central Iowa helped find jobs for 565 people in 2014. The above paid ad in The Des Moines Register was published Dec. 26 and 28, but we managed to boost our numbers just a bit after that! Again, our sincere thanks to central Iowa businesses who hired our clients last year. We're looking forward to working hard in 2015 … [Read more...]

We helped 563 Iowans find work!

In the final hours of 2014, we at Goodwill of Central Iowa want to say a big Thank You to the more than 400 businesses in greater Des Moines and central Iowa that hired 563 individuals this year. Those new workers are people who benefitted from Goodwill programs. And to all of you who donate and shop at our 18 stores, thank you for funding job training … [Read more...]

We appreciate your end-of-year gifts!

The end of the year is nearly upon us! This is a busy time for donations at our retail stores, and we have just one week left before the new year. We welcome your tax-deductible donations at our retail stores. And, we welcome your financial gifts, which provide skills training and workplace readiness training to hundreds of individuals each year. In 2014, … [Read more...]

Our 2015 calendar features $96 worth of coupons

Our new 2015 calendar is available for sale in Goodwill retail stores now for just $5. The calendar features 12 of our client success stories from 2014, and $96 worth of coupons that may be used all year in our stores. Stop by a Goodwill retail store soon to pick one up before they sell out. Support Goodwill and help us support our mission: We improve the … [Read more...]

Goodwill will relocate headquarters to Johnston

Goodwill of Central Iowa is moving its main headquarters in 2016. Read more in this article from The Des Moines Register: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/business/new-business/2014/12/03/goodwill-moving-hq/19854261/ … [Read more...]

Career Connection Center offers hiring event Thursday

Connection Center December Hiring Event … [Read more...]

Knoxville store celebrates grand re-opening!

  Our Knoxville retail store celebrated its Grand Re-opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning! Members of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce joined us for a morning of refreshments, fun games and of course, great bargains in our new location, just down from the former store at 1302 N. Lincoln St. The store is open the same hours as … [Read more...]

Knoxville store celebrates grand re-opening Friday

Goodwill’s Knoxville retail store invites all to its Grand Re-opening Celebration on Dec. 5, at 1302 N. Lincoln St., Suite 5. The event begins at 9 a.m. and continues throughout the day. The event celebrates the store’s move to a new and improved location, just next door to the old store. We’ll award $50 door prizes every hour, have fun trivia contests … [Read more...]

Blue Friday was a merry way to kick off holiday shopping

Our first Blue Friday promotion on Nov. 21 was a resounding success! The promotion focused on Goodwill of Central Iowa’s Jordan Creek and Waukee retail stores. Each had a fun party event that day with refreshments and prizes. And all 17 of our central Iowa stores participated, giving special coupons to any shoppers wearing blue into the stores on Blue … [Read more...]