Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas

800 E 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

Phone: (816) 582-1763

Contact Name: Carmen Foster

Pickup: No

Dropoff: Yes

Cash Donation Link:

Volunteer Signup:

Type of Charity
  • Job Training & Employment
  • Re-entry & Criminal Justice

Goodwill empowers people to discover their potential and adapt for the future through the power of work.


Goodwill empowers people to discover their potential and adapt for the future through the power of work. Our model provides services throughout the entire employment continuum; we support individuals in engaging the workforce, retaining work, gaining skills, and advancing their careers. In 2022, our organization assisted 1,797 individuals, providing nearly 9,000 services and securing jobs for 700 people. We strive towards our vision of building sustainable and prosperous communities. Goodwill provides workforce development services, job training, and employment in 82 counties across western Missouri and eastern Kansas, focusing our programs in the following counties: Jackson, Clay, Platte, Wyandotte, and Johnson. We support individuals with different abilities and disadvantaging conditions, such as persons with physical challenges or cognitive disorders, limited education and work history, criminal backgrounds, underemployment or unemployment, or a situational barrier such as lack of transportation or housing. We believe every person deserves the opportunity to work. Employment is more than a paycheck. It is independence, agency, dignity, and equality. Jobs empower people to support themselves and their loved ones, pursue life goals, and participate in their communities. Goodwill impacts lives through four strategies customized to meet participants’ unique needs: - Our donated goods retail model provides employment, career planning, and upskilling through the recycling and reselling of material donations in our stores. - Our commercial and government contracts offer case management and employment for individuals with a different ability. - Our employment services and workforce development programs provide job training, wraparound services, digital skills training, career placement, and ongoing retention support for people with severe barriers to employment. - Our Goodwill Artemis Institute provides classroom training and on-the-job learning experiences to prepare job seekers for the technology-based careers created by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Items Accepted
  • Appliances - Small
  • Furniture - Bedroom
  • Furniture - Dining Room
  • Gardening Equipment
  • Furniture - Living Room
  • Arts & Crafts Supplies
  • Computers & Technology
  • Electronics
  • Linens
  • Office Supplies
  • Bicycles
  • Books & Magazines - Children's
  • Books & Magazines - Adult
  • Clothing - Children's
  • Clothing - Men's
  • Clothing - Women's
  • Home Decor
  • Kitchenware
  • Musical Instruments
  • Pet Supplies
  • School Supplies
  • Sports Equipment
  • Toys, Games & Puzzles
  • Vehicles & Boats
  • Music - Records, CDs, Tapes
  • Furniture - Office