Are YOU Goodwill?

Posted by: Sam Valentin on Friday, February 10, 2017

Last night was the launch of Goodwill Manasota’s 2017 Marketing Campaign and what a launch it was!  Since I am still fairly new to Goodwill (about 5 months in now), this was my first time seeing a Goodwill marketing campaign come together and then launch and I have to say it was impressive.

The theme of the 2017 campaign is “I am Goodwill,” and it features many of our local Ambassadors sharing why they support Goodwill.  Overall, there were over 100 different Ambassadors who volunteered to be filmed and photographed, documenting their ongoing commitment to helping further Goodwill’s mission of changing live through the power of work.

At the official launch party last night (which took place at iHeart Media), campaign materials were unveiled, including multiple versions of 15 and 30 second commercials. Each version of the commercial featured different Ambassadors sharing the same message – every time you donate or shop at Goodwill, YOU are creating a job. Although in the commercials they say “When I …. I am creating a job”, but you get it! 

As Ambassadors mingled and the commercials were shown, we went around with a cutout that said “I am Goodwill because…” and had party guests fill in their responses and take pictures in the cutout frame. It was awesome to see so many different answers and reasons why people feel that they are Goodwill. Ranging from bringing people together, to great deals on clothes, to creating jobs and helping veterans, every answer was heartfelt and provided insight into why Goodwill Manasota has such strong community support.

Now that the campaign has officially kicked off, we would love to see your pictures and reasons why YOU support Goodwill! If you’re interested in a chance to have your story featured, share with us through our website or on our Facebook page using the hashtag #IAmGoodwill. If social media isn’t your thing, you can also share your story via email to

And until we have some of your stories to share, here are a few pictures from last night!














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