• 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


Hurry in and take advantage of our FLASH SALE! $5 off any purchase of $20, now through September 30th. *Excludes new goods& can not be combined with other discounts.     … [Read more...]

Day of Action!

A big thank you to employees from Wells Fargo, Central Power, Principal, EMC, Bankers Trust, LMC and the United Way for volunteering with us during Day Of Action last week. 180 volunteers provided 586 hours of service, WOW! … [Read more...]

Re-certification to the ISO 9001 International Quality Standard

We are proud to announce we have received our 3 year re-certification for ISO 9001 International Quality Standard! Our Contract Services crew continues to do an excellent job providing outstanding quality to our business partners. … [Read more...]

Goodwill of Central Iowa Names New Chief Executive Officer

Marlyn McKeen to retire; Jackie Norris starts October 3 and formally becomes president and CEO December 1 Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa announced today that Jackie Norris will become president and CEO-elect of the organization effective October 3. Norris succeeds Marlyn McKeen, who has served in the role of CEO for more than 30 years and will retire … [Read more...]

Come see us at the fair!

The #IowaStateFair is underway and we're set up in the Varied Industries Building on the fairgrounds. Stop by our booth to learn more about our client programs, or about how you can donate or volunteer your time. We are also giving away coupons and two $50 Goodwill gift cards! Come visit our booth. … [Read more...]

We’re working to form new partnerships

From left, Steve McLellan, Associate Pastor, and Jane Burns, Project Coordinator at Altoona United Methodist Church, accept a recognition award from Rodney Tomlinson, Community Development Manager at Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa. On July 23 and 24, members of the church hosted a donation drive for Goodwill at the Altoona Hy-Vee store. They collected … [Read more...]

Walmart grant helps our Connection Centers

In July, Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa received a $36,500 grant from The Walmart Foundation and its State Giving Program. The money will be used to buy 20 laptop computers and a charging cart for Goodwill’s Career Connection Center in Johnston, and supporting materials including books, flash drives and clothing vouchers for Goodwill’s other Centers, … [Read more...]

We’re in the midst of #WOO!

This week is #WOO (Week of Opportunity) for job-seekers with our Des Moines Career Connection Center. Today through Thursday, central Iowans looking for a job are invited to our FREE event at 1111 E. Army Post Road, Ste. 152 in Southridge Mall, Des Moines. Local employers from specific industries will be on hand daily to conduct interviews. Registration for … [Read more...]

We’ll collect your donations!

Goodwill of Central Iowa will have a truck parked at the Altoona Hy-Vee, 108 Eighth St., S.W., to collect your donations this weekend! Hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 23, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 24. Bring your gently used clothing, toys, household items, décor and small working electronics by. Volunteers from Altoona United Methodist … [Read more...]

#WOO hiring event will be week of July 25

Our Des Moines Career Connection Center is offering a four-day hiring event, our Week of Opportunity (#WOO) on July 25 to 28, at the center, 1111 E. Army Post Road. Multiple local employers will be available each day to speak with job-seekers. The #WOO schedule is: Monday, representatives from customer service and retail; Tuesday, assembly and warehouse … [Read more...]