Goodwill of the Heartland is a diverse organization. Our 17 retail stores provide revenue to fund services including job training for thousands of individuals who face barriers to independence. The Goodwill of the Heartland territory covers 16 counties in southeastern Iowa and three Illinois counties included in the Quad Cities.

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More information about what's going on at Goodwill of the Heartland can be found in our newsletters, In the Works (click images to view PDF):




Register Now for Goodwill’s Hospitality Certification Training Program

March 9th, 2020 – Registration is now open for Goodwill of the Heartland’s upcoming Hospitality Certification Training Program in Burlington, Iowa. This seven-week program is free and available to the public. The next session is scheduled for March 23rd through May 7th. Registration closes on Monday, March 16th and the course is limited to 10



Goodwill Expands Retail Presence, Programming Space at Clinton Store

October 4th, 2019 — Goodwill of the Heartland will host an open house and ribbon cutting event at its newly expanded Clinton store and service site on Friday, October 18th. The address is 1015 13th Avenue North. The Clinton Chamber of Commerce will be on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 am.



Get to Goodwill for Unique Halloween Costumes, Incredible Value

September 5th, 2019 — Looking to get ghoulish for less this Halloween season? Then get to Goodwill! Goodwill’s Halloween Helpers are ready to assist shoppers in creating one-of-a-kind costumes including all the accessories needed to complete the look. Best of all, the prices aren’t frightful.



Iowa Shoppers Ready for Tax-Free Weekend

July 23rd, 2019 — Goodwill reminds back-to-school shoppers heading to the stores for the upcoming tax-free holiday, August 2nd and 3rd, that shopping Goodwill locations in Iowa is always tax-free. Since Goodwill of the Heartland is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization, customers do not pay sales tax when shopping its Iowa stores.   “We offer