MoKan Goodwill's Events

Be part of Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas’ 130th anniversary celebration by helping people discover their potential and adapt for the future through the power of work! Thanks to donors and sponsors like you, Goodwill was able to serve 2,084 individuals in 2023. You empower our programs and services to be offered directly to job seekers at no cost. Programs include:

• AbilityOne Program
• Bridge to Technology Course
• Certified Manufacturing Associate (CMfga) Course
• Digital Skills Training
• Employment & Workforce Development Services
• Grow With Google Certificates
• IBM SkillsBuild
• Mobile Workforce Unit
• Reentry Services
• Community Resource Centers

We believe every person deserves the opportunity to work. Employment is more than a paycheck. It is independence, agency, dignity, and equality. Jobs empower people to support themselves and their loved ones, pursue life goals, and participate in their communities. Join us in empowering people to overcome barriers, develop new skills, earn employment, and gain economic independence—your company can make a difference!

If you would like to learn more about attending or sponsoring one of our events, please contact:

Lane Bartram, Events Manager

(816) 933-3086


Click here to view the full sponsorship opportunities packet.



Cornhole Tournament & Open House


Friday, July 12th, 2024

Goodwill Administrative Offices

800 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO


Enjoy playing cornhole?  No, I mean REALLY enjoy it?  Then be sure to register your friends, employees, and family to play in our incredible summer Cornhole Tournament taking place at our Goodwill Administrative Offices! Whether you’re a seasoned pro, back yard cornhole warrior or just want to learn more about this fun and exciting game, you won’t want to miss this!  The tournament will be professionally managed, team prizes will be awarded, and all ages and skill levels are welcome! There’ll be plenty to eat and drink with two food trucks on site, as well as family-friendly activities.  And while you’re there, be sure to tour our technology and manufacturing classrooms, check out our mobile workforce unit, and learn more about our 130-year workforce development heritage in the Kansas City region. Information for individual team registration coming soon!


Click here to register a team!

 Click here to sponsor this event! 

 Click here to RSVP for this event! 



Breaking Barriers Gala


The Evening of Wednesday, September 18th, 2024

Overland Park Convention Center

6000 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS


Our annual “Power of Work Awards” is a celebration of the human spirit and successes of our inspiring job seekers who have overcome personal barriers and made significant strides in their career journey.  Then again, celebrating our 130th Anniversary in the Kansas City region of empowering people to discover their potential and adapt for the future through the power of work is also a pretty big deal.  So, in 2024, we’ve decided to celebrate BOTH!  And your company can lead the charge by not only honoring our Power of Work award winners, but also supporting workforce development throughout the Kansas City region for the next 130 years!  Two incredible celebrations, one memorable evening. Please join us for cocktails, dinner, entertainment, and much more! 


Click here to sponsor or purchase tickets to this event! 




Thank you to all the panelists, sponsors, and attendees who made our Earth Day panel a success! 




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