Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas

About This Organization

Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas (Goodwill) empowers people to discover their potential and adapt for the future through the power of work. We help job seekers throughout the entire employment continuum; we support individuals in engaging the workforce, retaining work, gaining skills, and advancing their careers. In 2019, more than 3,500 individuals gained job skills and 849 people earned employment.


Goodwill provides workforce development services, job training, and employment in 82 counties across western Missouri and eastern Kansas, focusing our programs in the following counties: Jackson, Clay, Platte, Wyandotte, and Johnson. We support individuals with different abilities and disadvantaging conditions, such as persons with physical challenges or cognitive disorders, limited education and work history, criminal backgrounds, underemployment or unemployment, or a situational barrier such as lack of transportation or housing.


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. 


Goodwill impacts lives through three strategies customized to meet participants’ unique needs:


● Our donated goods retail model provides employment, career planning, and upskilling through the recycling and reselling of material donations in our stores. 

● Our commercial and government contracts offer case management and employment for individuals with a different ability. 

● Our employment services and workforce development programs provide job training, job coaching, career placement, and ongoing retention supports for people with severe barriers to employment.


Over our 125 years, we have served over 617,000 people, provided over 23,000,000 services and secured over 202,000 jobs. 


For more information email donation@mokangoodwill.org or call 816.842.7425.

Goodwill Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas: 800 E. 18th Street. Kansas City, MO 64108   www.mokangoodwill.org






Campaigns

Shirts as Smocks
Shirts as Smocks
Campaign
Metro area primary care physicians and healthcare workers’ supply of medical attire, commonly referred to as scrubs and smocks, are in cr...
Goodwill COVID-19 Crisis Relief
Goodwill COVID-19 Crisis Relief
Campaign
At this time of great concern for us all, I sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are in good health. While Goodwill is prioritizin...
Mock Interview Day 2.12.20
Mock Interview Day 2.12.20
Volunteer Campaign
Goodwill supports people in earning and keeping employment. The interview is a crucial part of getting that job offer! Mock Interviewers ...
8 volunteers
9
Artemis Initiative - Empowering the Workforce of the Future
Artemis Initiative - Empowering the Workforce of the Future
Campaign
Work is more than a paycheck - it is self-sustainability, growing a family, pride, dignity, and equality. However, the 4th industrial rev...
Holiday Hope
Holiday Hope
Volunteer Campaign
The heart and soul of Goodwill’s mission is to empower individuals to Build Brighter Futures. Goodwill creates pathways to end poverty fo...
4 volunteers
1
Holiday Hope
Holiday Hope
Campaign
Work is more than a paycheck. Jobs empower people to support themselves and their loved ones, pursue life goals, and participate in their...
$24,070 raised
Phi Eta Sigma National Honors Society Volunteer Day
Phi Eta Sigma National Honors Society Volunteer Day
Volunteer Campaign
This is a day of service for the Phi Eta Sigma National Honors Society at Pittsburg State University! Goodwill is excited to partner with...
6 volunteers
6
Subtropolis Sort Shindig
Subtropolis Sort Shindig
Volunteer Campaign
Each year Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas receives over 17 million pounds of generous donations from our communities. We ...
10 volunteers
9
Retail Re-tag Rally!
Retail Re-tag Rally!
Volunteer Campaign
Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas operates fourteen stores across the Kansas City metropolitan area and beyond. Sales of ge...
16 volunteers
13
Overland Park Recycling Extravaganza 9.7.19
Overland Park Recycling Extravaganza 9.7.19
Volunteer Campaign
The City of Overland Park is hosting its bi-annual Recycling Extravaganza on Saturday September 7th. Many local recycling vendors attend ...
17 volunteers
6
Pittsburg State University Resident Assistant Volunteer Day
Pittsburg State University Resident Assistant Volunteer Day
Volunteer Campaign
Student Resident Assistants with Pittsburg State University's housing department will volunteer with Goodwill's Pittsburg store location....
9 volunteers
1
Donation Event 2019 - Church of the Resurrection Rummage Sale
Donation Event 2019 - Church of the Resurrection Rummage Sale
Volunteer Campaign
Come out and join us as we partner with Church of The Resurrection as they end their annual rummage sale. Volunteer to help collect donat...
1 volunteers
1
Interviews with Kauffman Scholars
Interviews with Kauffman Scholars
Volunteer Campaign
Goodwill is partnering with Kauffman Scholars on a Career Development Workshop! Kauffman Scholars is a multi-year college access and scho...
2 volunteers
2
Embassy Park Donation Drive
Embassy Park Donation Drive
Volunteer Campaign
Volunteer to help collect donations at Embassy Park Neighborhood donation drive. Donation events are critical to the success of Goodwill...
0 volunteers
0
Donation Event 2019 - United Consumers Credit Union
Donation Event 2019 - United Consumers Credit Union
Volunteer Campaign
Come out and join us as we partner with United Consumers Credit Union to hold a Donation Drive and Community Shred event!Donation events ...
0 volunteers
0
June Jamboree - Merchandising!
June Jamboree - Merchandising!
Volunteer Campaign
Goodwill is in the process of remodeling its Overland Park store - get excited for a new and improved look! We need a lot of new merchand...
3 volunteers
3
Mock Interview Day
Mock Interview Day
Volunteer Campaign
Goodwill has partnered with Healing House, a non-profit, faith-based substance abuse recovery organization. As Healing House is providing...
8 volunteers
0
Parkhurst Neighborhood Donation Drive
Parkhurst Neighborhood Donation Drive
Volunteer Campaign
Volunteer to help collect donations at Parkhurst Neighborhood donation drive.
3 volunteers
3
Overland Park Merchandising Party
Overland Park Merchandising Party
Volunteer Campaign
Goodwill is in the process of remodeling its Overland Park store - get excited for a new and improved look! We need your help redoing the...
8 volunteers
5
GEHA Employee Engagement Event at Goodwill
GEHA Employee Engagement Event at Goodwill
Volunteer Campaign
GEHA volunteer employee engagement day at Goodwill is an opportunity to assist and engage at the Goodwill retail environment in Lee's Sum...
9 volunteers
8
Overland Park Recycling Extravaganza
Overland Park Recycling Extravaganza
Volunteer Campaign
Volunteer to help collect donations at this city-wide recycling and donation drive being held at Johnson County Community College.
7 volunteers
6
03.29.19 Quest Academy Mock Interview Day
03.29.19 Quest Academy Mock Interview Day
Volunteer Campaign
Help a job seeker:Explore their potential.Discover the possibilities.Map a course for their future.Quest Academy is a career planning and...
10 volunteers
12
2019 Goodwill Power of Work Awards Lunch
2019 Goodwill Power of Work Awards Lunch
Campaign
The Power of Work Awards Lunch is an opportunity for individuals in the Kansas City and surrounding business communities to celebrate the...
12.7.18 Quest Academy Mock Interview Day
12.7.18 Quest Academy Mock Interview Day
Volunteer Campaign
Help a job seeker:Explore their potential.Discover the possibilities.Map a course for their future.Quest Academy is a career planning and...
3 volunteers
3
Overland Park Recycling Extravaganza
Overland Park Recycling Extravaganza
Volunteer Campaign
Volunteer to help collect donations at this city-wide recycling and donation drive.
0 volunteers
0
National Voter Registration Day at Goodwill on North Oak
National Voter Registration Day at Goodwill on North Oak
Volunteer Campaign
Join Goodwill and empower Kansas City residents to use their voice by registering to vote. Volunteers will greet attendees and explain th...
0 volunteers
0
National Voter Registration Day
National Voter Registration Day
Volunteer Campaign
Join Goodwill and empower Kansas City residents to use their voice by registering to vote.Volunteers will escort attendees from the lobby...
0 volunteers
0
10.12.18 Quest Academy Mock Interview Day
10.12.18 Quest Academy Mock Interview Day
Volunteer Campaign
Help a job seeker:Explore their potential.Discover the possibilities.Map a course for their future.Quest Academy is a career planning and...
7 volunteers
9
  1. Karen Heintzen
    Karen Heintzen gave a $53.04 donation
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  2. An anonymous donation has been made
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  3. Tom McCoy
    Tom McCoy gave a $25 donation to Artemis Initiative - Empowering the Workforce of the Future
    In response to the Sandler/Goodwill webinar
    $25 to Artemis Initiative - Empowering the Workforce of the Future
    Work is more than a paycheck - it is self-sustainability, growing a family, pride, dignity, and equality. However, the 4th industrial revolution and exponential advancement in technologies is chang...
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  5. Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas
    Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas has created a Campaign Shirts as Smocks
    Shirts as Smocks
    Metro area primary care physicians and healthcare workers’ supply of medical attire, commonly referred to as scrubs and smocks, are in critically short supply since these garments have been donated...
    2 months ago · Like
  6. Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas
    Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas has created a Campaign The Real Goodwill - Benevon Ask Event
    The Real Goodwill - Benevon Ask Event
    This will help us log general, sponsorship, and leadership gifts for Benevon.
    2 months ago · Like
  7. Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas
    Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas has created a Campaign Goodwill COVID-19 Crisis Relief
    Goodwill COVID-19 Crisis Relief
    At this time of great concern for us all, I sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are in good health. While Goodwill is prioritizing health and safety, we must consider...
    3 months ago · Like
  8. Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas
    Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas has created a Campaign Mock Interview Day 2.12.20
    Mock Interview Day 2.12.20
    Goodwill supports people in earning and keeping employment. The interview is a crucial part of getting that job offer! Mock Interviewers provide a realistic, professional interview experien...
    4 months ago · Like
  9. Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas
    Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas has created a Campaign Hands On Day of Service - MLK Day
    Hands On Day of Service - MLK Day
    K-State University conducted a Day of Service to align with Martin Luther King Day, and Goodwill's store was one of the sites.
    4 months ago · Like
  10. Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas
    Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas has created a Campaign Artemis Initiative - Empowering the Workforce of the Future
    Artemis Initiative - Empowering the Workforce of the Future
    Work is more than a paycheck - it is self-sustainability, growing a family, pride, dignity, and equality. However, the 4th industrial revolution and exponential advancement in technologies is chang...
    5 months ago · Like
  11. Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas
    Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas has created a Campaign Artemis Initiative Kickoff
    Artemis Initiative Kickoff
    The Artemis Initiative will empower the workforce of the future by planning, training, and educating job seekers on future state technologies and the evolution of jobs and the labor market. Collabo...
    5 months ago · Like