4 Fun Facts About Goodwill Industries Manasota


#1. We are a nonprofit organization. Our retail stores support our mission services programs.

Many people know us for our thrift stores and we resell items donated to us from the community at discounted prices, but this is not the sole reason we exist. Goodwill retail stores help fund our mission programs such as our Job Connection, American Veterans and their Families Program, the GoodPartner Coach program and the Supported Jobs Plus program.

Goodwill Manasota is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our thrift stores support our mission to help our neighbors in need achieve a hand up, dignity, and empowerment of having a purpose through work.


#2. This is Bob Rosinsky, our President and CEO.

Like other nonprofits, Goodwill Manasota is led by respected business leaders and a volunteer board of directors which provides guidance and oversight. Goodwill isn't "owned" by anyone. As our President and CEO, Bob Rosinsky is responsible and accountable for the effectiveness of the organization. Mr. Rosinsky has been with the Goodwill movement for almost 50 years. He oversees 700+ employees, more than 40 locations, and is accountable for ensuring that one of areas largest nonprofits is able to fulfill its mission now and in the future. 


#3. Our employees earn $10/hour or higher.

All of Goodwill Manasota’s team members earn well over minimum wage or better. Starting hourly wages are $10/hour. 

As a CARF accredited agency, Goodwill programs provide services and support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, so they may exercise their right to participate in the life of the community. Regardless of ability, Goodwill believes that everyone deserves the right to live, learn, play, and work in the community with dignity, choices, opportunities, and responsibilities.


#4. We are an independent organization.

Goodwill Industries Manasota is one of more than 150 independent members of Goodwill Industries International, including organizations now in China, the Netherlands, and Canada. Each is independently operated and funded. Member agencies must adhere to professional, financial, legal, and branding guidelines set forth by Goodwill Industries International.

While we all have similar missions, each Goodwill is unique in the programs it offers and how it operates its business because each of the communities we serve are unique.