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Pilot Program Uses Virtual Reality to Help People Discover Their “Agilities”

The DeBruce Foundation and Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas Partner to Use VR Technology   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 16, 2020 Media Contact: Mindy Mazur                              &n…


Goodwill Creating Fourth Industrial Revolution Framework for Retail Practices

Kansas City, Missouri (February 21, 2020) — The future is here. Many sectors including automotive, manufacturing, health care, finance and fashion are utilizing Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics, automation and augmentation to meet production, inventory and distribution challenges…


Kritiq Fashion Show Showcases Goodwill Finds

VIDEO: Kritiq designs more emotional KC runway show with Goodwill crossover By: Elyssa Bezner and Austin Barnes-   November 09, 2018    2017 Kritiq fashion show When the Kritiq fashion show returns to the runway later this month, it will be an event styled with c…


KCIC: Announces the 2018 Sustainability Award Winners

In KCIC News, Sustainability by KCIC AdminSeptember 18, 2018 Each year, the Kansas City Industrial Council (KCIC) recognizes businesses that have made significant investments in green initiatives over the last year with a KCIC Sustainability Award. This year’s awa…


Startland News: MECA Students to Goodwill

MECA students to Goodwill: Everyone has a mission now — what else are you selling?   Editor’s note: MECA Challenge and Startland News are both programs of the Kansas City Startup Foundation, though the content below was produced independently by Startland. For mo…


Fox4KC: Baseball donated to Goodwill turns out to be a historic piece of memorabilia

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. -- A lot of donations come into the Goodwill in Blue Springs every day, including sports equipment, but one baseball was very special. It looked old and a little dirty, but it was signed by some of the most well-known players in baseball history. New York Yankees catcher …


KQ2.com: Goodwill Program Provides Second Chances for Ex-Convicts

Goodwill to launch GoodPath program to assist ex-offenders reentering the St.Joseph workforce. (St.Joseph,MO) For Isaac Hardin finding employment was the number one goal after being released from prison. "I was out a week and had a job,” Hardin said."I was at [the] Big Biscuit, [as a…


KIND KC: Goodwill Quest Academy

We stopped by Anton’s KC to check out how Goodwill’s Quest Academy has given one employee a life he never thought possible.


Goodwill names a new CEO

  A Kansas City-based charitable organization with a $20 million-plus budget announced that it has hired a new CEO. Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas said Wednesday that it has appointed Ed Lada Jr. as its new president and CEO. Lada will assume the jo…


Goodwill to receive $50,000 grant to expand Quest Academy

Google.org and Goodwill, a workforce development nonprofit, have announced the launch of the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator. Funded by a $10 million grant from Google.org and with the assistance of 1,000 Google volunteers, the new Goodwill initiative will enable more tha…


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