Linn County Goodwill

Find Linn County Iowa Goodwill stores. Goodwill provides information on nonprofit donations, retail thrift store chains, community programs, employment, job placement, and training.

Goodwill Cedar Rapids 5520 Council Street Northeast Cedar Rapids IA 52402 319-739-5055

Goodwill Cedar Rapids 2000 Scotty Drive Cedar Rapids IA 52404 319-739-5044

Goodwill Cedar Rapids 802 34th Street Southeast Cedar Rapids IA 52403 319-862-0476

Goodwill Cedar Rapids 1441 Blairs Ferry Road Northeast Cedar Rapids IA 52402 866-466-7881

Goodwill Cedar Rapids 150 Collins Road Northeast Cedar Rapids IA 52402 319-373-4785

Goodwill Cedar Rapids 5303 North Park Place Northeast Cedar Rapids IA 52402 319-377-4223

Goodwill Cedar Rapids 1030 5th Avenue Southeast Cedar Rapids IA 52403 319-866-6144

Goodwill Cedar Rapids 2405 Mount Vernon Road Southeast Cedar Rapids IA 52403 319-739-1921

Goodwill Marion 3202 7th Avenue Marion IA 52302 319-373-0480

About Linn County Goodwill

Linn County Goodwill refers to branch locations of the agency of Goodwill Industries International, Inc., a charitable non-profit organization whose mission is to help individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment to reach their full potential and increase their self-sufficiency in Linn County, IA. Founded in 1902, the organization began its work by collecting donated clothing and household goods and then training and hiring the poor to prepare the items for resale. Linn County Goodwill stores are organized as independent community-based organizations throughout the U.S., Canada, and thirteen other countries.

You may contact Goodwill for questions about:
  • Linn County Goodwill Stores
  • Donating clothing and goods
  • Linn County Job placement and training
  • Goodwill jobs and employment
  • Financial coaching
Linn County Goodwill Stores

Goodwill operates more than 3,200 retail locations, including Linn County Goodwill Stores, where donated items are sold, and the agency also sells on the internet. Donated items to Linn County thrift stores generally consist of clothing, shoes, and household items that can be resold.

Goodwill Job Training

People with disabilities in Linn County are given job readiness and job skills training through an Adult Day Training Program. The Iowa program often operates in a manufacturing setting providing a controlled work environment where participants are able to develop skills at their own pace. The Day Training Program teaches participants work responsibility and reliability, co-worker relations, how to follow directions, and simultaneously builds confidence and a work ethic. Participants in the Day Training Program may progress to Community Employment.

Goodwill Job Placement in Linn County, Iowa

Goodwill's Community Employment Specialists develop relationships with employers in the local Linn County economy to connect Goodwill clients with suitable jobs. Jobs for these individuals tend to be administrative or clerical, in shipping and receiving, grounds keeping, or in grocery stores and other retail establishments. The Linn County Specialist assists in finding suitable positions, connecting individuals to available opportunities, and working with individuals to develop job skills, including reliability, communication, and teamwork. Similar programs offer internships with Linn County employers.

Goodwill Support Programs

Some Linn County Goodwill agencies provide case management services that assist individuals in identifying and applying for financial assistance and other services from government or social service providers. Others offer classes for completing Linn County GED requirements and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Goodwill agencies may also offer financial coaching, assistance in setting up bank accounts, and tax preparation assistance services.