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...]

Holiday Store Hours

Our retail stores will follow the below schedule for store hours throughout the upcoming holiday season, allowing our team members to enjoy the fun and festivities of the season with their loved ones. Dec. 24: 12-5 PM (Excludes the Outlet store, which will open at 9 am) Dec. 25: CLOSED Dec. 26: 9 AM - 9 PM (Grinnell, Iowa Falls and Oskaloosa will close at … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Hours

So that our staff and employees may enjoy the holiday with their loved ones, our retail stores will close at 6:00 PM on November 22, remain closed on November 23 and reopen November 24 at 9:00 AM for regular business hours. We wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving. ---Goodwill of Central Iowa     … [Read more...]

Gathering with Goodwill

It’s time to put away, better yet, donate, those Halloween costumes and decorations (to Goodwill of course) and transition into the time we gather with family and friends to share what we’re thankful for. We are kicking the month off with inspiration for setting the Thanksgiving table. There’s a lot to plan and budget for when hosting a family gathering, … [Read more...]