EARTH DAY, EVERY DAY

This month, April 22 to be exact, we celebrate Earth Day. A day to contemplate sustainability; leaving a little less behind and perhaps take action against damage that has been done. To commemorate Earth Day, we’re sharing some ideas for simple changes you can make that will make an impact in your life and right here in Central Iowa. YOUR CLOSET We all … [Read more...]

From Hopeless to Beaming with Pride: A Goodwill Success Story

Not many people would be ecstatic to spend their 50th birthday on the job, but considering a year ago Paula doubted she would ever work again, this day marks a major accomplishment. When her probation officer pointed her to Goodwill of Central Iowa's skills training programs, she had no idea the journey she was bout to embark on. "I had no motivation, … [Read more...]

Outlet Store Open House

Join us for an open house of the Goodwill of Central Iowa Outlet Store located in Des Moines. Shopping at the Outlet Store is an opportunity to hunt for true treasure. With 10 new tables of products cycled onto the sales floor an hour, customers get the chance to sort through amazing items at greatly discounted prices. Join us for the chance to visit with … [Read more...]

The Journey of Your Donation

When you donate to Goodwill, what happens with your stuff? Here's how Goodwill of Central Iowa keeps items out of local landfills while also helping to change lives through mission programming. Donate today at the retail location closest to you. … [Read more...]

Calling all online shopping addicts

    One of the thrills of thrifting is getting a great deal on something you love. There’s also the joy of finding something completely unexpected that you simply can’t live without. With shopgoodwill.com, you can have that experience from the comfort of home. Our online market place allows you to expand your hunt for that pair of … [Read more...]

Apply for Project SEARCH Class of 2018

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OUR PROJECT SEARCH CLASS OF 2018! Project SEARCH is a paid internship for adults with an intellectual or developmental disability. Interns receive training through our partnership with Hy-Vee to learn skills in retail sales, food preparation, customer service, inventory and merchandising. The program currently has a 96% … [Read more...]

Goals for Getting Organized in 2018

SO MUCH STUFF How many of us vow to get more organized at home by keeping our living spaces neat and clutter-free? We consult magazines, books, internet articles offering endless solutions. We browse entire stores dedicated to selling storage products, we can even hire a professional to do the work for us. The fact is, many of us still struggle with how to … [Read more...]

Paula Aldridge, Nori Hargens and Bob White: January Achievers of the Month

Each month mission services team members at Goodwill of Central Iowa nominate program participants for the Goodwill Recognition Awards. The winner is an individual who exemplifies our mission, values and vision by making progress toward his or her goals, having excellent attendance, being a good role model and having a positive attitude. Please join us in … [Read more...]

Kirstin Kautz: December Achiever of the Month

Each month mission services team members at Goodwill of Central Iowa nominate clients for the Achiever of the Month Award. The winner is an individual who exemplifies our mission, values and vision by making progress toward his or her goals, having excellent attendance, being a good role model and having a positive attitude. Please join us in … [Read more...]

Cathleen Vosler: November Achiever of the Month

Each month mission services team members at Goodwill of Central Iowa nominate clients for the Achiever of the Month Award. The winner is an individual who exemplifies our mission, values and vision by making progress toward his or her goals, having excellent attendance, being a good role model and having a positive attitude. Please join us in … [Read more...]