Each year, Goodwill of the Heartland celebrates individuals who have made incredible strides towards overcoming their barriers to independence. We have named our annual achievement awards banquet “The Edgars” in honor of Edgar J. Helms, the founder of Goodwill Industries International and one time Iowa resident.
When you discover the stories of the people we serve, you discover people who were willing to work hard to improve their lives. People who never viewed their physical or emotional limitations as an excuse for why they couldn’t do great things.
Watch their stories told in their own words. We thing you’ll agree each of these individuals deserves special recognition for their achievements.