Press Releases

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»

Goodwill Manasota donates food to Our Daily Bread

Goodwill Manasota donates food to Our Daily Bread

Published Thursday, May 14, 2020

BRADENTON, FL – For years, Goodwill Manasota has placed collection bins at each of its attended donation centers so that community members could donate non-perishable foods for those in need. The food has then been picked up by The Food Bank of Manatee and All Faiths Food Bank. In April, in response to an urgent local need, Goodwill made its first... more»

Goodwill Manasota receives face masks from Asolo Rep

Goodwill Manasota receives face masks from Asolo Rep

Published Thursday, May 7, 2020

SARASOTA, FL – In tough times, people and organizations often turn to one another for comfort and support. One recent partnership between an area theatre and social service nonprofit proves that we are stronger together. As business restrictions due to COVID-19 are gradually loosened and Goodwill Manasota reopens its retail stores (while observing... more»

Goodwill Manasota hosts Manatee County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit training

Goodwill Manasota hosts Manatee County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit training

Published Friday, May 1, 2020

While the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the temporary closure of Goodwill Manasota's stores and offices, its Corporate Campus was instrumental in a recent law enforcement exercise. The facility played host to a group of officers and service dogs from the Manatee County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit to train the dogs to sniff out “drugs” and... more»

Goodwill Manasota awarded grant from COVID-19 Response Initiative

Goodwill Manasota awarded grant from COVID-19 Response Initiative

Published Tuesday, April 21, 2020

SARASOTA, FL – To help workers from Goodwill Manasota who have been furloughed due to the economic impacts of the coronavirus disease, Goodwill has received a grant of $33,746 to support the rehiring of five GoodPartner Coaches through the COVID-19 Response Initiative, a joint effort of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Charles & Margery... more»

Coronavirus impacts force Goodwill Manasota to reduce its staff

Coronavirus impacts force Goodwill Manasota to reduce its staff

Published Friday, March 27, 2020

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – In response to the significant financial impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Goodwill Manasota has made significant staff reductions, impacting 374 employees – or 52% of its workforce – effective March 27, 2020 until further notice. The affected employees have been placed on temporary furlough. The... more»