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

Goodwill: helping dreams come true

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

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Goodwill game plan: perseverance
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…

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Goodwill: rebuilding lives and confidence
Goodwill: rebuilding lives and confidence

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

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Goodwill: Good Call
Goodwill: Good Call

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

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Goodwill: there when you need us
Goodwill: there when you need us

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

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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.

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Constructing His Future
Constructing His Future

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

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Goodwill: helping provide independence
Goodwill: helping provide independence

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

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Degrees of Success
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.

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Rebuilding Self-Respect

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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Driving Toward Dreams
Driving Toward Dreams

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

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Goodwill: A Taste of Success

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

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Goodwill: helping for generations
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.

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Goodwill makes the holidays brighter
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 …

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On a Roll
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.

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Making Strides
Making Strides

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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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…

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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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Goodwill: The Power of Work Transforms Lives

Goodwill: The Power of Work Transforms Lives

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