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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 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.


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…


Goodwill: rebuilding lives and confidence

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


Goodwill: helping provide independence

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


Goodwill: helping dreams come true

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


Goodwill: there when you need us

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


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…


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.


Moving Toward Independence

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


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Goodwill: helping provide independence

Goodwill: helping provide independence

Emily found independence through the Power of Work

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