Mission

 

Goodwill's Mission

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

Vision

Goodwill will be the leader in innovative practices that promote individual self-sustainability for people who have been marginalized.

Values
 

Our Mission in Action

Kim's Story: The Next Chapter
Kim's Story: The Next Chapter

“When I called Goodwill for the first time and [someone] picked up, I knew what I had found. I found a good place…and it just kind of went from there.”  

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Shandi's Story

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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The Power of Work

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

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Kim's Story
Kim's Story

“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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Darrell's Story
Darrell's Story

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

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Tim's Story
Tim's Story

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

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Kevin's Story
Kevin's Story

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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Clarence's Story
Clarence's Story

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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Paul's Story
Paul's Story

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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Keshaun's Story

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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Robert's Story
Robert's Story

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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Dwaylan's Story
Dwaylan's Story

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

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Josh's Story

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

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Sean's Story
Sean's Story

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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Michael's Story
Michael's Story

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

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Brett's Story
Brett's Story

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

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Derek's Story
Derek's Story

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

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Melody's Story
Melody's Story

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

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Emily's Story
Emily's Story

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

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Programs & Services

Goodwill is a nonprofit organization that serves the Greater Kansas City community and surrounding areas. Our mission is to empower people with disadvantages and different abilities to earn and keep employment through individualized programs and services. 

All of the Goodwill programs and services are available to our clients at no cost and the services are provided directly to the client. We will assist in determining any eligibility requirements and/or referrals if necessary.

The options below will offer information about these programs and how they may benefit you or someone you know.

Some programs have eligibility requirements with Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and/or the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. To be eligible, an individual needs to have a physical or mental impairment that causes problems with working and needs VR services to be successfully employed. Goodwill staff will help determine which program meets an individual's needs and determine their eligibility.

Please contact Goodwill's Employment Services at 816.842.7425 with any questions or comments, and we look forward to hearing from you!


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Congressman Cleaver's Story

Congressman Cleaver's Story

Congressman Clever and local Goodwill CEO spoke in support of New Overtime Rule

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