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 17 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.

    Learn about our success


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In the last 10 years, we’ve served 42,000 central Iowans with barriers to employment.


We have helped more than 5,500 find employment since 2008.

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In 2018 alone, we kept 20.7 million pounds out of local landfills

Learn more about our impact

Keeping Up With Goodwill

Not Just Another Classroom – Creative Programming Enhances Learning

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With the flick of his staff, Samwise the wizard sends rubble hurtling towards his enemies. Leia the ranger draws her sword and slashes at the nearest zombie, sending it flying backwards. Away from the battle, Rogue sneaks into a building where he saw a shadowy figure skulking around only to be surprised by a dagger […]