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Goodwill Manasota earns international honors for regional success

Goodwill Manasota earns international honors for regional success

Published Tuesday, August 20, 2019

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota earned significant recognition during the recent Goodwill Industries International summer conference in Spokane, Wash. The organization won the “Retail Excellence: Market Leadership by Share of Used Goods” award for having the highest market penetration of its donor market, the “Retail... more»

Realtors group partners with Goodwill on annual Fashion Show

Realtors group partners with Goodwill on annual Fashion Show

Published Wednesday, August 14, 2019

SARASOTA, FL – On Wednesday, September 4 at 11 a.m., Women’s Council of REALTORS® (WCR) Sarasota will present its 26th annual Fashion Show, “Stars, Stripes & Style.” The event takes place at The Hyatt Regency Sarasota (1000 Boulevard of the Arts). In addition to event proceeds supporting the WCR Scholarship Fund, WCR has... more»

Goodwill announces Community Ambassador of the Year honorees

Goodwill announces Community Ambassador of the Year honorees

Published Friday, August 9, 2019

SARASOTA, FL – On Thursday, October 17, from 6-9 p.m., Goodwill Manasota will present its 9th annual Community Ambassador of the Year Awards Dinner at Michael’s On East (1212 East Avenue S., Sarasota). This year’s honorees are veterans’ advocate Kevin Henault, philanthropist Charles L. Slater, and Goodwill community partner Turning... more»

Goodwill, Axiom Bank partner to help unbanked employees

Goodwill, Axiom Bank partner to help unbanked employees

Published Thursday, July 25, 2019

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – For too many lower-income workers in our region, the costs of living without access to reliable and affordable banking services can add up quickly. Employees without bank accounts must rely on services such as check-cashing businesses, which charge anywhere from 1-10% of a check’s value, or be paid in cash cards, which... more»

Partnership of Goodwill, Manatee Technical College yields first GED

Partnership of Goodwill, Manatee Technical College yields first GED

Published Thursday, July 4, 2019

BRADENTON, FL – For Kashani Abnar, 22, earning her high school diploma didn’t work out so well the first time around. But, thanks to a partnership of Goodwill Manasota and Manatee Technical College – along with financial and coaching support from Goodwill – she was finally able to walk the stage, collect her GED, and take the next... more»

Goodwill receives grant to assist individuals with barriers to employment

Goodwill receives grant to assist individuals with barriers to employment

Published Wednesday, June 26, 2019

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota recently received a grant of $60,000 from the Ralph S. French Charitable Foundation in support of the award-winning GoodPartner Coach program. This is the ninth year that Goodwill has received funding from the French Foundation for this purpose. The GoodPartner Coach program offers individuals with... more»

Military Cut holds donation drive for Goodwill Manasota

Military Cut holds donation drive for Goodwill Manasota

Published Thursday, June 13, 2019

SARASOTA, FL – Throughout the month of May, Military Cut Lawn Care Service held a donation drive benefiting Goodwill Manasota. All month, the company picked up gently-used items that its clients in the Sarasota-Manatee area no longer wanted or needed, and transported them to Goodwill, where they are now being sold in retail stores throughout the area.... more»

Goodwill launches 'Lutz Buddy Up' program for veterans, first responders

Goodwill launches 'Lutz Buddy Up' program for veterans, first responders

Published Wednesday, May 29, 2019

SARASOTA, FL – For those on the front lines of tragedy and violence - like veterans and first responders - the emotional impact of such service can be difficult to explain to others, including loved ones or friends. As a result, many stay silent ... and for some, the stress and pain simply become too much to bear. In 2013, Janine Lutz of Broward... more»