Think Before You Donate – and Get the Facts about Online Rumors!


Thank you for visiting our website for more information about a long-standing internet rumor that occasionally resurfaces in an attempt to discredit Goodwill. As a CEO of Goodwill, I am very familiar with this rumor. Rather than allowing internet rumors to sway your decision, please do your homework before donating to any organization. 

We are proud and humbled that Goodwill was recently named the No. 1 brand doing the most good for the world. We encourage you to learn more about nonprofit organizations. Reliable resources include websites such as the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, powered by And, you can view Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas's financial statements here

Our Goodwill is a member of the Goodwill movement. To learn more about Goodwill Industries International's response to these rumors, check out their Think Before You Donate post or visit

Community support in every form is valuable. For everyone’s sake, please make your support count. Thank you for helping us to make a positive difference in our community. Here are some of the many people whose lives are touched locally by Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas.

Stefany Williams

CEO of Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas

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