Goodwill empowers people with disadvantages and different abilities to earn and keep employment through individualized programs and services.
Goodwill will be the leader in innovative practices that promote individual self-sustainability for people who have been marginalized.
- Lead: Everyone has value – help them find it and celebrate it.
- Grow: Learn constantly and strive continually to better ourselves.
- Partner: Be good citizens, maximize the value of donations, and support sustainability.
- Innovate: Always seek new and better ways to accomplish our mission.
- One Agency: Work collaboratively to build a legacy from which future generations will benefit.
Our Mission in Action
Goodwill: The Power of Work Transforms Lives
This video celebrates men and women illuminating lives right here in our local KC community through the Power of Work.
Goodwill game plan: perseverance
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…
Driving Toward Dreams
Reading, writing and driving are key to getting most jobs. See how Goodwill empowers workers.
On a Roll
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.
Turn something old into a brand new job
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…
Goodwill: there when you need us
With Goodwill, Darrell found job coaching and placement services to help him find and keep employment.
Paul was ready for his second chance. He had great work experience as a store manager, but Paul also had barriers to employment.
Degrees of Success
When Sean graduated in 2013 with a degree in Speech Communications, he didn’t anticipate how difficult it would be to find a job.
Shandi knew employment was necessary to stabilize her family. Learn what the power of work did for Shandi when she came to Goodwill.
Goodwill: helping dreams come true
“We did mock interviews, practiced communication and learned job skills,” Josh said.
Goodwill: rebuilding lives and confidence
Melody visited the free Goodwill GoodWORKS Career Center for help finding a job.
Moving Toward Independence
Michael visited Goodwill’s Career Center on his day off from work to share some big news.
Goodwill: Good Call
Job searching without a phone is challenging. See how Derek made a good call to come to Goodwill.
Constructing His Future
Dwalyan is constructing his future using tools and tips he learned at Goodwill!
Goodwill: A Taste of Success
Tim learned job skills and explored his career interests during Goodwill’s Quest Academy.
Goodwill makes the holidays brighter
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 …
Goodwill: helping provide independence
Emily completed Goodwill’s exploration program and earned a job at Hy-Vee.
Goodwill: helping for generations
“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.
Programs & Services
Through your generous gifts in many different forms, Goodwill provides career services to empower people with disadvantages and different abilities to earn and keep employment. Learn more about those programs here.
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