January 5th, 2021 – In the spring of 2021, Goodwill of the Heartland plans to relocate its Iowa City administrative offices and e-commerce division. The organization will consolidate several of its logistics facilities into the former Klein Tools facility at 8200 6th St. SW in Cedar Rapids.

The move is unprecedented. Goodwill of the Heartland has been headquartered in its present location in Iowa City since 1967. This move represents the tremendous growth the organization has experienced in the past 53 years, as well as the desire to reduce expenses by bringing their logistical facilities together in one central location.

Goodwill of the Heartland’s CEO Pat Airy says, “Like many nonprofits, 2020 posed extreme challenges to our operations. Operating efficiently to support our mission has always been our top priority. 88 cents of every dollar earned goes directly to support our job training and placement programs in the communities we serve. We are always looking for ways to reduce our overhead so we can invest even more in our programs that help people with barriers to independence find work.”

In addition, Goodwill plans to open an outlet store where customers will be able to purchase unsorted donations by the pound. The new outlet store is expected to open later this spring.

Learn how you can join in to support and partner with Goodwill to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to thrive at www.goodwillheartland.org

To learn more, contact Brent Watkins at (319) 248-4650 or by email: bwatkins@goodwillheartland.org.

 

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About Goodwill of the Heartland

The mission of Goodwill of the Heartland is to advance the social and economic well-being of people who experience barriers to independence. Goodwill offers life and job skill development, work experience, job placement assistance, day habilitation, supported community living, workforce services to employers and contract manufacturing, assembly and packaging. In 2019, Goodwill provided more than 20,000 services to people with barriers in its 19-county service area. For more information, including retail, donation and service locations, please visit www.goodwillheartland.org or call toll free 1-866-466-7881.