A servant’s heart describes exactly who Jesus is. Walking through the aisles of Sioux City Goodwill, you will find him helping to train new program participants on proper stocking and customer first standards. Jesus is always thinking of others and being a helping hand when needed. His work has made a great addition to the Sioux City team.

“I started working in the e-store and eventually worked myself up to training individuals on scanning books. I moved over to the retail store and was given the task of stocking new merchandise on the sales floor. I love working at Goodwill because I have the opportunity to work with others and help team members when needed. I have become more independent during my experience in the Pre-Vocational Training Program. My goals are to continue working in the retail store to gain more experience to prepare for work in the community.”

The next time you are shopping in the Sioux City Goodwill, give Jesus a warm, “Hello!”


If you walk into the E-store, Brian is hard at work guiding individuals in Goodwill’s Pre-Vocational Job Training Program towards reaching their community employment goal. He coaches these individuals to gain valuable job skills for success in the community. I recently had a chat with Brian about why he wanted to work at Goodwill and what he has learned by being part of the Goodwill family.

“I came to work at Goodwill because I wanted to be more connected to the community. I was previously in the Navy, and I enjoyed my experience out on the waters serving my country. It was peaceful and gave me a sense of fulfillment.

As a Job Coach at Goodwill, I have gained a greater understanding of people. Everyone has the same wants and needs. It is a privilege knowing I am making a difference in our community through our job training programs at Goodwill. In my free time, I like to spend time with my family, read interesting books, and paint works of art.”

We are excited to welcome Brian to our Mission Team and wish him all the best in his new position.


You make a difference!

An opportunity and a chance to succeed is what you give to individuals in our community when you visit our retail stores to shop or donate.

Ysenia is one of the individuals whose lives have been changed through your support of Goodwill.

Ysenia works in our Sioux City store sorting clothing donations throughout the day and is working towards her goal of finding a job out in the community she is passionate about.

“I like working in the store. I love that I get the opportunity to interact and get to know people at Goodwill,” she says with excitement and a smile on her face.

Stronger communication skills is one of the essential job skills she has been working on this past year in the Pre-Vocational Job Training Program.

Goodwill’s Pre-Vocational Job Training Program teaches individuals the necessary skills to succeed in the community by providing a job experience by working in our retail stores, E-commerce, janitorial and reception desk at our Support Center.


We all want to find purpose and meaning in our daily lives. At Goodwill, our mission is to help individuals find their purpose and what they are most passionate about.

Amy is currently in the Pre-Vocational Training Program working hard on developing her valuable job skills and preparing for employment in the community. She works in both the e-store scanning books and in the retail store stocking merchandise on the sales floor.

“Working in the retail store has given me a sense of purpose. I know when I place clothing on a rack or shoes on a shelf, someone will buy it and this item will make their lives better,” Amy states with pride.


One summer night in June, Bryce was hanging out with his friends when he was involved in a car accident where he suffered life-altering injuries.

After going through the pain and trauma of the accident, he was convinced that this was not going to keep him down.

Bryce entered the WAT Program to discover the type of employment he is physically able to do. (WAT Program is a 6-week program to assess an individual’s skills and capabilities in a work environment).

Throughout the program, Bryce has found a genuine friendship with Brian and Austin in the E-Commerce Department. They have taught Bryce valuable lessons that Bryce will always remember.

“I love the people I work with at Goodwill. Brian and Austin are amazing people. They have taught me all about hard work and respect because they exhibit these characteristics every day,” Bryce explained with a huge grin.