Goodwill COVID-19 Crisis Relief

About This 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 prioritizing health and safety, we must consider the significant financial implications of COVID-19. Goodwill is facing an unprecedented financial crisis; we are being forced to make difficult decisions that will impact the lives of thousands of unemployed individuals with disadvantages and disabilities.

Goodwill has traditionally relied on its resale stores to fund job readiness training, employment services, and career placement services. We are grateful that for so many years your donations of gently used items and your purchases in our stores have funded our mission.

As of March 21, 2020 all of our stores have been closed to the public. Our services to the community have been severely limited due to staffing and funding shortages. We were forced to stop offering several programs entirely, including workshops for digital and essential skills, work experiences for individuals with legal history, and extensive job training for students with disabilities.

We can, and must, restart offering services quickly to support our community's most vulnerable populations in this time of need. Please consider making a financial contribution to Goodwill today. Your gift will help us, and our community, overcome this crisis.
Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas

Campaign to Support Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas

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 or call 816.842.7425.

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