• Peace Love & Goodwill 5k
  • Goodwill Hiring event for Cabot. May 1st. Call 501-554-9720 for info.
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  • Microsoft Class 030614
  • Resume Classes until Aug
 

About Us

At Goodwill Industries of Arkansas, 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

  • Goodwill Week | Events from May 5-10

    Goodwill Week, which takes place the first full week of May every year, kicks off Monday, May 5 with a week-long of awesome activities. The week is dedicated to raising awareness and educating the public about Goodwill Industries of Arkansas’ life-changing mission. Last year, Goodwill served 8,300 people and placed 1,280 individuals into competitive employment.

    Agenda of Goodwill Week 2014:
    • Monday, May 5: Awareness Day. Kick off festivities.
    • Tuesday, May 6: Career Fairs. Find one statewide, near you at GoodwillAR.org/GoodwillWeek.
    • Wednesday, May 7: Goodwill’s “Turning Jeans Into Dreams” fashion show, award ceremony and luncheon at the Clinton Center. Event is sold out. Special thanks to the following luncheon sponsors: Platinum: Bank of the Ozarks. Gold: Windstream, Oleen Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting, Sage Partners, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Innerplan. Silver: Brian and Dawn Itzkowitz, Innovative Power Solutions, Wilburforce Construction, BKD and PDC Construction. Luncheon details at GoodwillAR.org/luncheon.
    • Thursday, May 8: Customer appreciation sale, statewide. Shoppers will receive 20% off their entire purchase. Watch for coupons on Facebook, Twitter, or sign up for email blast.
    • Friday, May 9: President’s Breakfast and Goodwill Resource Center tour. Invitation-only event.
    • Saturday, May 10: Goodwill’s inaugural Peace Love & Goodwill 5k at Murray Park. Family fun event. Special thanks to our sponsors: Presenting Sponsor: Windstream. Start/Finish Line Sponsor: UnitedHealthcare. Go Green Sponsor: Goldman Recycling. Community Sponsors: Penske Truck Rental, Chambers Signs, Wilberforce Construction Co. Aid Station Sponsors: The Point 94.1, 103.7 The Buzz, Waste Management. Get all the details and sign up at GoodwillAR.org/5k.

  • Goodwill opens Batesville location

    Batesville Daily Guard (news coverage):
    There were cheers and lots of customers at the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the new Goodwill Industries of Arkansas store on Thursday where customers have been trying to get in the door since Monday, according to Rebecca Brockman, public relations and engagement manager.

    The new store, located at 3209 Harrison St. (across from Walmart), is the 37th Goodwill store in Arkansas and sells used and donated items to support its services which include training and employment services. Brian Itzkowitz, CEO of Goodwill Industries Arkansas, was on hand for the event.

    Leisa Wamsley, Goodwill vice president of donated goods, excited the crowd with her enthusiasm.

    “We’ve put over 18,000 pieces of clothing in this store. More importantly we put 20 people to work here in Batesville,” she said, drawing applause from the crowd.

    For those looking to enter or re-enter the workforce, Goodwill offers education, training and employment services to people with disabilities and other special needs. Special needs are defined by Goodwill as anything that would prevent someone from getting and keeping a job, which includes welfare dependency, lack of education or work experience, homelessness, language barrier or being formerly incarcerated. Services can be applied for at the store.

    According to Brockman, 96 percent of sales from donated items goes back into the community and donations can be made anytime during store hours. The store accepts housewares, clothing, furniture, electronics, toys, accessories and vehicles.

    Business hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday. The phone number is (870) 569-4028.

    Join Facebook event:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/284508928390889

  • Goodwill opens Siloam Springs location

    Goodwill's seventh location in northwest Arkansas opens on March 6, 2014. This location will feature a store, donation center and a career services center. More than 90 percent of Goodwill's sales go toward programs to put people to work. Last year, more than 600 people in northwest Arkansas found jobs thanks to the Goodwill's career center.

    Join Goodwill as we celebrate the expansion of Goodwill's programs and services. Don't forget to sign up for your chance to win a 42" TV and Goodwill gift certificates.
    Thursday, March 6th
    Ribbon Cutting 8:45 a.m.
    Store Opening 9:00 a.m.
    1001 S. Mount Olive | Highland Park Shopping Center | Siloam Springs, AR
    Coupon for opening: http://www.goodwillar.org/file_download/bb1f889a-96ae-495f-85aa-f1c86c0fa93f

    News Coverage:
    http://www.4029tv.com/news/arkansas/northwest/store-opening-designed-to-change-lives-create-jobs/24834556

    Join Facebook event:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/226150020920889/

  • Goodwill sees explosive growth in the last five years

    Recent article in Talk Business Arkansas reveals Goodwill Industries of Arkansas' explosive growth in last five years. In 2013, Goodwill served 8,300 Arkansans and placed 1,300 in the employment ranks. This is why it is imperative that Goodwill receives your donations. You can help change a life, by simply cleaning our your closet & donating to Goodwill Industries of Arkansas. ‪

    Read the entire article at http://talkbusiness.net/2014/02/goodwill-sees-explosive-growth-last-5-years.

    Donate, Shop, Change A Life‬!

 

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