Our Mission

Goodwill empowers people with disadvantages and different abilities to earn and keep employment through individualized programs and services.

Goodwill is a nonprofit organization that serves the Greater Kansas City community and surrounding areas. As a not-for-profit, we work to provide a hand up, not a hand out. Non-profit organizations, such as Goodwill, rely on the support of donors to provide services to those in need. We know that you have your choice among many non-profit organizations to support, thank you for choosing Goodwill as your nonprofit. Learn More

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Our Mission in Action


Tim learned job skills and explored his career interests during Goodwill’s Quest Academy.

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Goodwill: A Taste of Success

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

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Goodwill: helping provide independence

When Sean graduated in 2013 with a degree in Speech Communications, he didn’t anticipate how difficult it would be to find a job.

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Degrees of Success

Michael visited Goodwill’s Career Center on his day off from work to share some big news.

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Moving Toward Independence

Job searching without a phone is challenging. See how Derek made a good call to come to Goodwill.

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Goodwill: Good Call

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

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Goodwill: helping dreams come true

Keshaun participated in Goodwill’s Quest 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. Kesh…...

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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

“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

Shandi knew employment was necessary to stabilize her family. Learn what the power of work did for Shandi when she came to Goodwill.

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Rebuilding Self-Respect

Paul was ready for his second chance. He had great work experience as a store manager, but Paul also had barriers to employment.

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Making Strides

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

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Goodwill: rebuilding lives and confidence

Dwalyan is constructing his future using tools and tips he learned at Goodwill!

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Constructing His Future

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

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

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Driving Toward Dreams

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

This video celebrates men and women illuminating lives right here in our local KC community through the Power of Work.

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Goodwill: The Power of Work Transforms Lives

When the week rolls around and it’s Monday again, we usually wonder- how did that happen? We go about our routine and before we know it a year has flown by, then ten. For others, time slips away much differently.

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