Changing Lives & Strengthening Communities Through The Power of Work.

Goodwill Omaha’s retail stores fund job training and placement services to help people with disabilities and other barriers discover independence, realize their maximum potential, and succeed in life.

Who We Are

Our Community Impact

We’re humbled to have helped thousands of individuals in the Omaha area earn a living over the years. In 2021 alone, here’s how our mission came to life:

  • 2,374

    People Served by Employment Programs

  • $15.00

    Average Hourly Wage of Goodwill AbilityOne Program Participants Placed in Jobs

  • 25,464

    Employment Services Provided

  • $1,985 million

    Total Retail Revenue That Supported Job Training & Placement Programs

Our Impact

Access to Job Training &
Placement Changes Lives

Get to know the people who have found purpose and fulfillment by participating in our job training & placement programs.

Heather’s Story

1 year ago

In Goodwill Omaha’s YouthBuild AmeriCorps program, Heather has discovered she has multiple career path options.

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Brilynn’s Story

1 year ago

Born with spina bifida with hydrocephalus, which prevents a baby’s developing spinal cord from developing correctly and causes extra fluid in or around the brain, Brilynn came to the Work Experience program to learn the skills she’ll need for future jobs.

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Derek’s Story

11 months ago

Hello, my name is Derek. I was born in Omaha, and I have lived in Blair for 13 years. I found out that I was disabled when I was 16 years old. At that time, my grandmother brought me to be tested, which showed that I am autistic.

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Graci’s Story

1 year ago

After a serious car accident, Graci suffered myriad injuries, including a stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Goodwill’s Work Experience program helped her on the path to healing and job readiness.

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Victoria’s Story

2 years ago

The YouthBuild program gave Victoria the support and structure she needed and taught her how to overcome her barriers and obstacles.

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Darius’s Story

1 year ago

Darius didn’t think he would graduate high school. He grew up in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward, one of the areas most devastated by Hurricane Katrina, before moving to Omaha. Growing up severely disadvantaged, Darius said it was difficult to think about completing high school, building a career, or going to college when he had to worry about staying safe on the streets and making money to survive. On his 17th birthday, Darius was shot.

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Paul’s Story

2 years ago

Paul’s dedication and stellar performance at his part-time job through the AbilityOne program landed him a full-time job as a production associate at the Goodwill Outlet.

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Tyler’s Story

11 months ago

In and out of foster homes, undiagnosed, and then misdiagnosed. Those words describe Tyler Harper’s early childhood years. But, at nearly 5 years old, Tyler found a family in 2007, complete with a SpongeBob SquarePants-themed bedroom all his own.

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Shop & Donate

When you donate gently used items to Goodwill, we sell them in our retail stores. The proceeds from those sales then fund job training & placement programs for neighbors right here in our community.

Find a Store

We have 16 retail locations across Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa. Find a location near you.

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Find a Donation Site

Donating is easy! You can donate goods in any of our stores or at standalone donation sites.

Where to Donate

Job Training & Placement
Programs

We provide opportunities through various employment training, certification, and placement programs. Each program has its own unique advantages—from helping participants gain hands-on work experience to teaching soft skills and collaboration.

Programs & Services

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Your donation will help neighbors right here in our community gain the independence they deserve.

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