Welcome to Goodwill of Central Iowa

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all individuals by providing skills training and helping people find jobs.

Here's how you support Goodwill's Mission:

  • Give

    By donating clothing, furniture, home goods and other items, or by contributing financially, you help Goodwill provide for the community.

    Find out how you can donate
  • Shop

    By shopping at one of our 19 central Iowa locations or online, you support Goodwill’s ability to operate (while finding great stuff for yourself and others!).

    Shop at Goodwill
  • Participate

    Our program participants are our reason for being. We take pride in finding the best program to help them move toward independence and success.

    Check out our programs
  • Partner

    By being a part of Goodwill of Central Iowa’s story, you’ve helped make a difference in our state for thousands of your neighbors.

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In the last 10 years, we’ve served 37,000 central Iowans with barriers to employment.


We have helped more than 5,000 find employment since 2007.

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In 2017 alone, we kept 22.2 million pounds out of local landfills

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Keeping Up With Goodwill

Earning a New Outlook: Ben’s Goodwill Story

Michael Fox |

Struggling to find gainful employment after college is a familiar story for millennials. Years can be spent at gap-filling jobs that don’t allow you to plan for the future. Add student loans into the mix and the results can be overwhelming. Self-worth can be impacted and the perspective on life darkened. Ben Lewis found himself […]