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

  • Free Tax Filing

    Tax preparers use free software to file your taxes, so why should you pay them for that?

    Get your full refund in 2015 by using Goodwill Free Tax Filing at GoodwillAR.org/support_services/taxes.html.

    It’s not always about how simple or how difficult your return might be – other factors come into play. You really do not need to worry about a wide variety of forms and tax laws, since Goodwill Free Tax Filing can simplify the entire process.

    Generally, if you are single or the head of household, renting, and working, you can simply file the 1040EZ using Goodwill Free Tax Filing. The software can figure out any tax credits you qualify for. The sooner you file your taxes, the sooner you may recieve a refund.

    If you pay someone to file your taxes you will owe extra money for fees and interest.

    Plus, your refund will only arrive one week earlier. With the ability to file online, your refund can be directly deposited into your account. The estimated time to receive your refund is about 10 days. File your taxes for free here.

  • GOODWILL® PLEDGES TO EMPLOY AND EMPOWER PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

    Throughout the month of October, Goodwill Industries of Arkansas is proud to stand with the U.S. Department of Labor to support National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This national campaign raises awareness about the contributions people with disabilities make in America’s workforce, and it encourages companies and organizations to build business cultures that value diversity, respect and employment opportunities for all.

    NDEAM’s roots trace back to 1945, when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October each year "National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week." In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

    For more than a century, Goodwill has helped individuals navigate challenges to finding employment, and Goodwill is proud to have helped millions of Americans find and keep good jobs. "Expect. Employ. Empower." These words are familiar to everyone at Goodwill, which works with people to develop their employment skills and find good jobs. See how Goodwill Industries of Arkansas has helped Arkansans at http://www.goodwillar.org/mission/stories.

    “Millions of Americans with disabilities make important contributions to the workplace every day,” said Brian Itzkowitz, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Arkansas. “At Goodwill, we encourage all local businesses to join us in a commitment to employ and empower people with disabilities.”

    For more information, contact Rebecca Brockman, Manager of Public Relations and Community Engagement, at 501-372-5151 or rbrockman@GoodwillAR.org.

  • Larry Mobley (1926-2014)

    It is with sadness, but great respect, that we share of the passing of our friend and dedicated board member, Larry Mobley. Larry served on the board of directors of Goodwill Industries of Arkansas for 35 years, including the role of president.

    Goodwill recently recognized Larry as an Emeritus Board Member and a scholarship was named in his honor for his longstanding commitment and decades of service to this organization. He was a great friend to all of us, and a mentor to many of us. May he rest in peace.

    To read more about his exemplary life and accomplishments, visit: http://www.littlerockfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Lawrence-Mobley/#!/Obituary

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