• 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

Meet Louise Bice, our William Usdane Award winner

Louise was one of several award winners we recognized at our annual awards banquet in early May. We will continue to share our best success stories of the year here.   … [Read more...]

Meet Randy Bakker, our 2015 Achiever of the Year

Randy was one of several top individual award winners we honored at our annual banquet May 5. We will continue to share our success stories here in the coming months. … [Read more...]

Project SEARCH interns meet Congressional candidate

On June 1, our newest group of Project SEARCH interns received a visit by Mike Sherzan, a Democratic candidate running for U.S. Congress. Sam Pattison, Project SEARCH instructor, worked with his four interns before Sherzan’s visit to help them formulate questions to ask him. Sherzan spoke with the group for about an hour, and their discussion ranged from … [Read more...]

Recent gifts boost Goodwill’s capital campaign

Goodwill's "Celebrating Our Past, Building Futures" capital campaign has received several significant gifts recently, including this $150,000 donation from Wells Fargo. Principal Foundation also made a $150,000 donation in May, and Prairie Meadows has made a commitment to the campaign. Two rooms at our headquarters in Johnston will bear the names of Wells … [Read more...]

Job Fair planned for June 1

Goodwill is hosting a Job Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at our Jordan Creek Store, 6630 Mills Civic Parkway, in West Des Moines. We have part-time and full-time production worker and store clerk openings available. Visit our career portal on this page to submit an application prior to attending. EEO/AA/VETS/DIS … [Read more...]

Building Dedication drew nearly 200 people

On May 17, we threw our doors open to the public for our Building Dedication! It was great to meet new friends and reconnect with old ones. Thanks to all who came to take a peek at our new headquarters, Career Connection Center and retail store. Special thanks to city leaders, the Johnston Chamber of Commerce, the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce and all the … [Read more...]

Join us for our Building Dedication today!

We're showing off our beautiful new building with a Dedication and Reception at 4:30 p.m. today, May 17. Stop by for a tour of our headquarters, new retail store and Career Connection Center, at 5355 N.W. 86th St. in Johnston. We'll have refreshments from a variety of Johnston eateries, and Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will speak! Find out how Goodwill is Good … [Read more...]

Meet Jody Mooney, our Kenneth Shaw Graduate of the Year!

Jody was among several former client honorees at our annual awards banquet May 5 in West Des Moines. We will continue to share more great Goodwill success stories here. … [Read more...]

Recent hiring event attracted large crowd

The Connect with Employers Job Expo '16 at DMACC Southridge on April 14 was a great success! Several of our job coaches and employment specialists attended to meet and talk with participants. The event was a collaboration between Goodwill of Central Iowa and DMACC's Workforce Training Academy, which uses classes and resources to prepare people for local … [Read more...]

Job expo planned for April 14 at DMACC

We're partnering with DMACC Southridge for Job Expo 16 at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at DMACC Southridge, 1111 E. Army Post Road in Des Moines. The FREE event will feature employers who are hiring in the fields of health care, business, manufacturing and construction. To RSVP or for more information, call Justin Bogers, (515) 953-6456.   … [Read more...]