Press Releases

Goodwill Manasota provides ESOL classes for its employees

 Goodwill Manasota provides ESOL classes for its employees

Published Tuesday, September 22, 2020

SARASOTA, FL – In an effort to help its employees to achieve work and life success, Goodwill Manasota is offering virtual ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes each week for team members whose primary language is not English. These classes, which are taught by instructors provided by the Literacy Council of Sarasota, are provided... more»

Goodwill launches new information and referrals program

Goodwill launches new information and referrals program

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2020

SARASOTA/MANATEE, FL – As communities and organizations across the country continue to make adjustments in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Goodwill Manasota is working to address current and urgent needs with a new program. Through Community Connection – which was launched in May – community members can access information and... more»

Goodwill Manasota receives $50,000 grant for GoodPartner Coach program

 Goodwill Manasota receives $50,000 grant for GoodPartner Coach program

Published Thursday, August 13, 2020

SARASOTA, FL – Goodwill Manasota recently received a grant of $50,000 in Community Investment funding from United Way Suncoast, designated for its GoodPartner Coach Financial Literacy program. The United Way funding will support efforts to provide Goodwill employees – primarily those who live and/or work in North Sarasota – with one-on-one... more»

Goodwill Manasota provides resources for clients of partner agencies

 Goodwill Manasota provides resources for clients of partner agencies

Published Monday, August 3, 2020

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL - For years, it has been the policy of Goodwill Manasota to offer emergency assistance to community residents who are in need by providing clothing and essential household items through its Referral-to-Voucher Program. Whether it is a family that has survived a fire, a child coming from a low-income home or entering the foster care... more»

Women’s Resource Center, Goodwill partner on digital equity pilot program

Women’s Resource Center, Goodwill partner on digital equity pilot program

Published Thursday, July 23, 2020

SARASOTA, FL – According to the 2018 Eighth Broadband Progress Report of the Federation Communications Commission (FCC), while broadband is essential to innovation, jobs and global competitiveness, approximately 19 million Americans lack access to high-speed internet. Having appropriate technology and internet access is vital for obtaining information... more»

Goodwill Manasota will distribute tens of thousands of masks to shoppers

Goodwill Manasota will distribute tens of thousands of masks to shoppers

Published Monday, July 6, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic lingers, area nonprofit organization Goodwill Manasota (GIM) has 55,000 masks available for distribution throughout the community, in order to continue to help protect the health of shoppers and team members. All who are in need can receive a mask at any GIM retail store or select mission program location, including its Veterans... more»

Goodwill Manasota receives $23,000 grant to support key staff positions

Goodwill Manasota receives $23,000 grant to support key staff positions

Published Thursday, June 18, 2020

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, Fla. – To help support staff positions in the mission-critical areas of career and veterans’ services, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has granted $23,000 to Goodwill Manasota. The grant will fund one Job Connection employee and cover the cost of 1.5 Veterans Services Program team members for two months. Goodwill... more»

Goodwill receives grant to assist individuals with barriers to employment

Goodwill receives grant to assist individuals with barriers to employment

Published Thursday, June 11, 2020

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 tenth year that Goodwill has received funding from the French Foundation for this purpose. The GoodPartner Coach program offers individuals with... more»