Press Releases

Free Medicare counseling for seniors available at area Goodwill locations

Published Friday, February 15, 2019

SARASOTA, FL – Seniors and adults with disabilities who have concerns about Medicare and other health insurance options can receive free insurance counseling at several new locations. SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) counselors are now providing free, unbiased health insurance counseling at Goodwill Manasota community rooms at four... more»

Goodwill receives $40,000 grant for ‘Bank On’ program

Published Tuesday, February 5, 2019

SARASOTA, FL – Goodwill Manasota recently received a grant of $40,000 from the Cities for Financial Empowerment (CFE) Fund in order to implement the “Bank On” program integration for its more than 700 employees as well as veterans and Job Connection customers served by Goodwill. The Bank On program connects people who are unbanked and... more»

Goodwill, Michael's On East present Mardi Gras Gala

Published Friday, January 18, 2019

SARASOTA, FL – Goodwill Manasota and Michael’s On East invite the public to the most anticipated event of the season: the Mardi Gras Gala. This event features authentic Cajun food, open bar, fabulous live auction items, New Orleans-style music, and dancing. The 2019 Mardi Gras Gala will take place on Tuesday, March 5, 6-10 p.m. at... more»

Goodwill partners with Girls Inc. for Youth Lunch & Learn program

Published Tuesday, January 8, 2019

SARASOTA, FL – Just in time for the holidays, girls from Girls Inc. of Sarasota County had a lesson on philanthropy and gave of their own time and efforts to help those in need. On December 28, middle and high school girls enrolled at Girls Inc. participated in a Youth Lunch & Learn at the Goodwill Manasota corporate campus and participated in the “Backpacks for Vets” project to help area homeless veterans.

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Goodwill receives donation to support Veterans Services Program

Published Thursday, January 3, 2019

BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota recently received a grant of $7,500 from M.E. Wilson to support its Veterans Services Program, which provides full case management and vocational services that address barriers to employment, disabilities, mental health issues, housing, education and training. The program, which was created in 2013, helps veterans to navigate a wide array of available programs and to secure the benefits to which they are entitled.


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Goodwill Manasota awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation

Published Tuesday, December 18, 2018

 BRADENTON, FL – The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International announced Goodwill Manasota has been accredited for an additional period of three years for its Job Connection Program. Goodwill’s Job Connection – a free service – is designed to help individuals obtain long-term employment or transition to better-paying jobs. Through community partnerships, Goodwill matches jobless and underemployed workers with companies seeking well-trained, dependable employees

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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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