Press Releases

Goodwill Manasota earns international honors

Published Friday, December 14, 2018

 SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota earned significant recognition during the Goodwill Industries International summer conference in Austin, Texas. The organization won the “Retail Excellence: Market Leadership by Share of Used Goods” award for having the highest market penetration of its donor market, and “Market Leadership by Donations” award for capitalizing on the highest proportion of its available used goods market.

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Goodwill Manasota launches Giving Mobile

Published Wednesday, December 12, 2018

 SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – While Goodwill Manasota does extensive study of geography and real estate in the region to plan where its stores and attended donation centers (ADCs) should be located for maximum impact, there are still numerous areas where appropriate facilities aren't available or the costs are too high. But now, with Goodwill Manasota's brand new "Giving Mobile," there is no corner of the community that can't be reached in order for donations to be conveniently made to the local nonprofit.

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Goodwill Manasota executive celebrates 30 years with organization

Published Monday, November 19, 2018

 BRADENTON, FL – Three decades ago, Margie Genter got involved with Goodwill Manasota as an intern. Little did she know that she would still be at Goodwill 30 years later – continuing to grow in and love her work, and changing lives through the power of work. The organization feted her milestone anniversary during a recent Recognition Breakfast.

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Goodwill Manasota receives grant to support ‘Homebuyer's Club’ program

Published Friday, November 16, 2018

 SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota recently received a grant of $5,000 from BankUnited for the Homebuyer's Club program. These funds will support Goodwill's efforts to assist employees who wish to purchase a home.

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Everglades University, Goodwill Manasota partner on Suits for Vets donation drive

Published Friday, November 9, 2018

BRADENTON/SARASOTA, FL - The Everglades University - Sarasota Campus recently partnered with Goodwill Manasota and its Veterans Services Program to collect business clothing for the Suits for Vets program. The month-long donation drive resulted in the collection of more than 30 suits and various pieces of clothing for veterans served through Goodwill to wear and put their best foot forward during job interviews.

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Goodwill Manasota Launches Financial Literacy Mobile App

Published Friday, October 26, 2018

With the support of a grant of $10,000 last year from SunTrust Foundation, Goodwill Manasota has launched an app called “Show Me the Good Money,” which will help users develop the skills needed to successfully manage personal finances and transition from poverty to economic independence. The app, which is free, is available at the Google Play store by searching “Show Me the Good Money.” SunTrust Foundation and Goodwill Manasota are pleased to continue to promote and expand the reach of existing financial literacy training for low- and moderate-income workers as well as adolescents in the community. 

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Goodwill Manasota names its 2018 Team Member of the Year

Published Monday, October 15, 2018

BRADENTON/SARASOTA, FL – During its annual Community Ambassador of the Year Award Dinner on October 17, Goodwill Manasota will recognize six community leaders who contribute to our community and Goodwill’s success through volunteer efforts and philanthropy. The nonprofit will also recognize Suzanne Ottomanelli – a very special employee who has overcome significant challenges and, with Goodwill’s support, gotten her life and career back on track – as its Team Member of the Year.

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Team member from Goodwill's veterans' program honored

Published Thursday, August 16, 2018

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Chris Landis, an advisor with Goodwill Manasota's Veterans Services Program, was recently honored with the "Hero of the Month" award by Homes for Heroes. Janine Morris, an affiliate realtor with Homes for Heroes, visited with the Veterans Services Program team and presented Landis with his award, recognizing his extraordinary... more»