About Us

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas is a is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. We help people with disabilities and other disadvantages reach their highest potential through training, education and employment services. "Donate, Shop, Change a Life!" is more than just a tagline - it’s how we have been operating for over 85 years.

Our programs and services offer a hand up, not a hand out. Sometimes that hand up is resume development or job placement assistance. Other times, the hand up comes in the form of education or training programs.

The number of transformed lives is more than just glowing statistics; they are actual stories of people who turned their lives around and discovered their potential. Get to know a few of the lives that have been touched by Goodwill.

When you support Goodwill by donating to or shopping at stores in your neighborhood, you support our mission and make a lasting impact in your community by changing lives.

What's New

  • Back-To-School

    Shop TAX FREE for back to school items at Goodwill Industries of Arkansas. Donate your old wardrobe and get gently used name brand items at your local Goodwill. Stay on budget and support our mission of helping Arkansans get access to career services and education. For inspiration, check out the segment from Fox 16 News with Susanne Brunner on Good Day Arkansas.
    http://www.fox16.com/goodday/video/d/video/style-file-on-a-budget/5891561

    Need school supplies? Join us for Goodwill's Back-To-School Bash.
    August 15, 2015 | 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. | 7400 Scott Hamilton Drive | Little Rock, AR 72209
    • School supplies for the first 50 students
    • Community vendors
    • FREE food!
    Open to Goodwill employees and community members!
    Questions? Contact Valerie Nix | 501-372-5100 | vnix@GoodwillAR.org

  • Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the ADA by Supporting Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities in the Arkansas

    On July 26, 2015, the country will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This groundbreaking piece of legislation prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, education and public accommodation, and promotes equality for all Americans.

    Goodwill has been dedicated to supporting employment opportunities for all people since its founding more than 113 years ago. Goodwill believes everyone should have the opportunity to live independently, earn wages and achieve their dreams. In 2014 alone, more than 426,000 men and women with disabilities found employment with Goodwill's help.

    The revenue generated from the sale of donations in Goodwill stores goes directly to promoting education, skills training and the power of work in local communities.

    While the ADA has grown opportunity and access to meaningful employment for Americans with disabilities, it's clear that the challenges are far from over. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for men and woman with disabilities is twice that of those without disabilities.

    Thank you for your support and for celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Happy Independence Day

    In honor of Independence Day, Goodwill is having a two day sale on July 4 & 5, 2015. 75% off RED tags/barbs.

    Our stores will close early at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 4. We will open at our regular time on Sunday, July 5.

    All Career Services Centers and our Headquarters will be closed on Friday, July 3.

    http://www.goodwillar.org/locations

  • Best of Arkansas | Arkansas Times

    Goodwill Industries of Arkansas has made it to the second round of voting. Help us bring home the win! One lucky random selected winner will recieve an iPad mini, for completing at least half of the ballot! Submit your nominations by June 24.
    Vote Goodwill for the "Vintage Clothing" category.
    http://bit.ly/BestOfAR

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