“I only saw myself as a mom. I had stayed at home with my kids for so long that now I see parts of myself I didn’t notice before. I used to be very shy and now I’m not. My coworkers, and the customers helped me break out of my shell.”
~ Spencer, IA Store Employee
Donating goods and shopping our retails stores directly support our Goodwill mission. Thanks to you, we were able to serve 11,145 people in 2017!
People Served for 2017 (PDF)
I wanted to get a job so I could be around people and earn money. I started at Voc Rehab, and then participated in the WAT program. I liked learning to work and feeling productive. After the Goodwill WAT program an Employment Specialist helped me find a job at the Civic Center. I like working at the Civic Center because I enjoy meeting new people and having conversations. I believe that I’m doing a good job there. Goodwill helped to prepare me to work in a group and learn good skills that will be useful forever. Good people at Goodwill. I would eventually like to get my own place and learn to drive.