Holiday of Giving 2021

About This Campaign

Fernando was born in Mexico City, and moved to the United States 30 years ago to pursue a better life. In that time he worked steadily, got married, and had four children. However, he was laid off from his warehouse job at the start of the pandemic, and his work opportunities were limited because he was not a US citizen. Fernando knew he needed to persevere in order to support his family. So he began taking classes to improve his English, earned his US citizenship, and took a tech career training with Goodwill. Goodwill supported him in earning a new job as a Sales Associate. He is excited about this new career path where he can leverage his bilingual skills, continue to learn about finance and technology, and earn more to support his family.

You can empower Fernando, and hundreds of families like his. Give comfort, security, and hope this holiday season.

Your gift today will secure clothing, household necessities, and employment services for Fernando and others in need.
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 2020, we served 12,065 individuals and placed 601 people into new 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 127 years, we have served over 630,000 people, provided over 23,017,000 services and secured over 203,000 jobs. 


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

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

  1. Gregg Hibbeler
    Gregg Hibbeler gave a $136.76 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: MOKAN Goodwill Hibbeler
    128th Anniversary
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    Go team! -Love, Kingfish
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