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“We did mock interviews, practiced communication and learned job skills,” Josh said.

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Goodwill: helping dreams come true

“I remember hearing about how Goodwill taught him [grandpa] to fix small appliances and helped him find work.” Fast forward 50 years and Goodwill is providing the same service for Kim Lewis.

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Goodwill: helping for generations

The Holidays are much brighter this year for Clarence Brown, after he got just the gift he wanted in time for Christmas…a full time job. “It’s a lot of stress off of me knowing that I can provide for my kids,” he says. “Last year I wasn’t able to get …...

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Goodwill makes the holidays brighter

Keshaun participated in Goodwill’s Urban Career Academy with UMKC’s Institute for Human Development in 2014. Through this program he gained work experience at Showtime Auto Detailing. At the completion of the program, he was immediately offered a job…...

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Turn something old into a brand new job

Kevin Rhea’s story shows the power of perseverance when it’s paired with Goodwill. A learning disability was just one barrier that made it difficult for Kevin to find work. His case worker with Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation referred him to Goodwill back in 2009 for…...

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Goodwill game plan: perseverance

Melody visited the free Goodwill GoodWORKS Career Resource Center for help finding a job.

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Goodwill: rebuilding lives and confidence

Reading, writing and driving are key to getting most jobs See how Goodwill empowers workers.

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Driving Toward Dreams

With Goodwill, Darrell found job coaching and placement services to help him find and keep employment.

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Goodwill: there when you need us

Emily completed Goodwill’s exploration program and earned a job at Hy-Vee.

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Goodwill: helping provide independence

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Wednesday Apr 20, 2016
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