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. Learn More

Find a Location
Near You

Our Mission in Action


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

Read More More Stories
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.

Read More More Stories
Degrees of Success

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

Read More More Stories
Goodwill: there when you need us

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

Read More More Stories
Rebuilding Self-Respect

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

Read More More Stories
Driving Toward Dreams

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.

Read More More Stories
On a Roll

“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.

Read More More Stories
Goodwill: helping for generations

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

Read More More Stories
Goodwill: rebuilding lives and confidence

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…...

Read More More Stories
Turn something old into a brand new job

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

Read More More Stories
Goodwill: helping dreams come true

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

Read More More Stories
Goodwill: Good Call

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

Read More More Stories
Goodwill: A Taste of Success

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

Read More More Stories
Goodwill: The Power of Work Transforms Lives

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

Read More More Stories
Constructing His Future

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 …...

Read More More Stories
Goodwill makes the holidays brighter

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…...

Read More More Stories
Goodwill game plan: perseverance

Jim's TV and Electronics Flat Screen TV Drive

Saturday Jul 30, 2016
8:00am - 12:00pm

12800 B East 40 Highway Independence, MO 64055

More Info All Events

The Landing at Briarcliff Donation Drive

Saturday Aug 6, 2016
9:30am - 1:00pm

The Landing at Briarcliff Donation Drive 1601 NW 38th Street Kansas City, MO 64116

More Info All Events

Louisburg Cider Mill Donation Drive

Saturday Aug 13, 2016
11:00am - 3:00pm
More Info All Events
1 Shirt Buys
7 Bus Passes
For Local
Job Seekers

Work for Goodwill

Work for a cause, not just because.

Learn More View Openings
Sign Up for GoodNews