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Welcome to Goodwill of Central Iowa

We are so much more than just a thrift store!

Get to know our "why"

Goodwill of Central Iowa always has and always will exist because of its mission of providing jobs and job training opportunities to people facing barriers to employment. We believe everybody should have the opportunity to achieve independence through employment, no matter what barrier you might be facing.

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Here's how you support Goodwill:

  • Shop

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

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  • Donate

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

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  • Mission

    Goodwill exists to provide jobs and job training opportunities to people facing barriers to employment. Learn more.

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Impact

42,000

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

5,500

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

20.7 M

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

Learn more about our impact

Keeping Up With Goodwill

Empowering Employees: A Look Into Our Retail Mentorship Program

Sarah Wilson |

Here at Goodwill of Central Iowa, we believe in empowering people to find gainful employment and advance their careers. That begins within our own organization. For this reason, our HR team created the Retail Mentorship Program, which is aimed at providing one-on-one coaching between mentors and mentees to help all new employees succeed. The program […]

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