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

  • Goodwill Sustainability Program Waste Challenge Winners

    Goodwill Industries International announce this year’s Goodwill Sustainability Program Waste Challenge (sustainable business practice) winners. The award distinguishes organizations that exemplify superior environmental sustainability standards in the area of waste diversion, and have put practices in place that have decreased trash and increased pounds diverted from landfill.

    Winners of the Waste Challenge are redirecting waste into value-added activities that create jobs and extend the life of the product or commodity in support of the triple bottom line; people (our human capital), planet (our natural capital) and prosperity (our financial capital). The award winners were recognized at the 2015 Summer Conference and are as follows:

    · Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina (Greensboro)
    · Goodwill Industries of Arkansas (Little Rock)
    · Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette (Portland, OR)

    Source: GII Sustainability Specialist Susanne Fredericks

  • Best of the Best | Arkansas Democrat Gazette

    We've made it to the second round. Thank you, Arkansas! Please take another moment and vote one more time for Goodwill. You could win $500 by nominating your picks for the Best of the Best Reader's Choice Awards by Arkansas Online. Submit your nominations by September 6. You must fill out 10 nominations for your ballot to be counted. Participants who nominate a minimum of 40 categories will be entered
    for a chance to win $500.

    Vote Goodwill "Best Consignment/Resale Shop".

  • Summer Newsletter

    Check out Goodwill Industries of Arkansas’ summer newsletter. In this issue: Goodwill Week Recap – GoodFEST, career fairs, customer appreciation sale, Annual Awards Luncheon (included a fashion show, annual award winners), Breakfast with the President, and our Peace Love Goodwill 5K/10k. Brian Itzkowitz elected chair to Goodwill Industries International board of directors. Outlet Store hours extended and Goodwill opens Computer Store. Brian Itzkowitz named to serve on U.S. Department of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities. Goodwill Industries of Arkansas wins Family Strengthening Center of Excellence Award. Adult Charter School to open next year and more.
    Download newsletter here.

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