• Goodwill gives individuals the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential and contribute to the community.

    Have a Vision
  • Goodwill has been helping make central Iowa communities greener for almost 60 years. We recycle over 20 million pounds of materials annually.

  • Goodwill offers job skills and hands on experience. It’s a win-win situation for our business partners and for our clients.

    Create Opportunity
  • The socialization and communication skills gained through our program help individuals develop more self confidence and pride in themselves.

    Enhance Dignity
  • Goodwill believes in the power of work for all individuals. Since 1955, Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa has helped thousands of people find new jobs.

    Transform Lives

Our 2015 calendar features $96 worth of coupons

Our new 2015 calendar is available for sale in Goodwill retail stores now for just $5. The calendar features 12 of our client success stories from 2014, and $96 worth of coupons that may be used all year in our stores. Stop by a Goodwill retail store soon to pick one up before they sell out. Support Goodwill and help us support our mission: We improve the … [Read more...]

Goodwill will relocate headquarters to Johnston

Goodwill of Central Iowa is moving its main headquarters in 2016. Read more in this article from The Des Moines Register: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/business/new-business/2014/12/03/goodwill-moving-hq/19854261/ … [Read more...]

Career Connection Center offers hiring event Thursday

Connection Center December Hiring Event … [Read more...]

Knoxville store celebrates grand re-opening!

  Our Knoxville retail store celebrated its Grand Re-opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning! Members of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce joined us for a morning of refreshments, fun games and of course, great bargains in our new location, just down from the former store at 1302 N. Lincoln St. The store is open the same hours as … [Read more...]

Knoxville store celebrates grand re-opening Friday

Goodwill’s Knoxville retail store invites all to its Grand Re-opening Celebration on Dec. 5, at 1302 N. Lincoln St., Suite 5. The event begins at 9 a.m. and continues throughout the day. The event celebrates the store’s move to a new and improved location, just next door to the old store. We’ll award $50 door prizes every hour, have fun trivia contests … [Read more...]

Blue Friday was a merry way to kick off holiday shopping

Our first Blue Friday promotion on Nov. 21 was a resounding success! The promotion focused on Goodwill of Central Iowa’s Jordan Creek and Waukee retail stores. Each had a fun party event that day with refreshments and prizes. And all 17 of our central Iowa stores participated, giving special coupons to any shoppers wearing blue into the stores on Blue … [Read more...]

Blue Friday is here!

Let’s get going! Put on something blue and start your holiday shopping on Friday – Blue Friday. Don’t wait for Black Friday. Get a jump on holiday shopping now by checking out great merchandise at Goodwill stores throughout central Iowa this Friday, Nov. 21. And enjoy special discounts and win prizes such as an Xbox One or $50 gift cards. Blue Friday, … [Read more...]

Goodwill teams with Papa Murphy’s for new franchise in Newton

Goodwill's Newton Career Connection Center is partnering with Papa Murphy's to hire an owner/operator and employees for a new Papa Murphy's store in Newton. All interviews for those positions will be conducted at the Career Connection Center at 600 Second Avenue West in Newton. For more information, call (641) 791-0424 or (641) 417-9174. … [Read more...]

Before Black Friday, start saving on Blue Friday, Nov. 21

Before Black Friday, go BLUE. Goodwill Blue. You can start your holiday savings early with Blue Friday, on Nov. 21, at all central Iowa Goodwill retail stores. Just wear blue into any Goodwill retail store that day and receive $5 off your purchase of $20 or more that day. While supplies last, you can also pick up a coupon card good for discounts over the … [Read more...]

Kazakhstani visitors learn about Goodwill’s programs

Today, Goodwill of Central Iowa played host to a group of professionals visiting the Des Moines metro from the Republic of Kazakhstan. Nine construction industry instructors and administrators from Kazakhstan and two interpreters learned how Goodwill’s work development and job training programs help employ people as they took a tour through our … [Read more...]