Goodwill of Central Iowa

Our Impact

1955 – year founded.
1700 hours of employment training and support provided in 2021.
17 million pounds of items kept out of local landfills.


Goodwill’s mission is to make purposeful employment possible for all individuals in Central Iowa through inspiring confidence, strengthening abilities, and redefining inclusion in the workplace.

Key Services Provided

Services prepare individuals to obtain and retain work. Industry-specific skills training programs provide classroom and paid hands-on experience to prepare for employment. Supported employment programs connect individuals to purposeful work and support them in their new role. Day Habilitation programs provide opportunities for individuals with diagnosed disabilities to build community.

Key Audiences Served

Central Iowans with barriers to employment. This includes, but is not limited to, individuals with diagnosed intellectual or physical disabilities, mental illness, homelessness, low income, lack of transportation or lack of previous work experience.

Ways to Give

  • Donate gently used items to Goodwill stores
  • Donate funds to directly support mission programs
  • Shop at Goodwill stores
  • Partner to provide job experience opportunities to Goodwill program participants
  • Hire Goodwill training program graduates

Board of Directors

Don Schoen, Chair
Libby Jacobs, Vice Chair
Josh Vogeler, Treasurer
Becky Banzhaf, Secretary
Steve Whitty, Past Chair
Chris Bauer
Kim Didier
Cliff Findlay
Brian Glass
Siobhan Harman
Kevin Kacere
Mary Katherine Nelson
Susan Rathjen
Adam Ruan
Andy Schroeder
John Schumacher
Brent Strauch
Bridget Tancos

5355 NW 86th Street | Johnston, IA 50131 | (515) 265-5323 |

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