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Goodwill to celebrate anniversary of 'Kindness Community' on World Kindness Day

Goodwill to celebrate anniversary of 'Kindness Community' on World Kindness Day

Published Tuesday, November 7, 2017

SARASOTA, FL - On November 13, Goodwill Manasota will recognize World Kindness Day and celebrate the first anniversary of the launch of the Kindness Community movement in our community. Jacqueline Moore, a past mayor of North Port and a proud Goodwill Ambassador, partnered with Goodwill Manasota last year to launch the community-wide campaign, which was... more»

Goodwill promotes new director of risk management

Goodwill promotes new director of risk management

Published Thursday, November 2, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota has promoted Bill Thielen to director of Risk Management. In this role, he will be responsible for contributing creative new ideas as well as implementing programs and procedures that directly impact all safety, loss and risk issues. Thielen has been with Goodwill since 2009, starting in its Information... more»

Goodwill helping to restock library at St. Martha Catholic School

Goodwill helping to restock library at St. Martha Catholic School

Published Tuesday, October 31, 2017

SARASOTA, FL - When teachers and administrators returned to St. Martha Catholic School in preparation for the new school year, they were confronted with an unpleasant surprise. Over the summer, St. Martha's library and its contents suffered moisture intrusion resulting in a total loss. Of the 14,000 books, only 150 were salvageable, and the entire room had... more»

Goodwill to host Veterans Services Program Breakfast & Open House

Goodwill to host Veterans Services Program Breakfast & Open House

Published Tuesday, October 24, 2017

SARASOTA, FL – In advance of Veterans Day, Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program will host a Breakfast & Open House on Friday, November 10. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the programs and services Goodwill offers for the benefit of area veterans. There will be a live broadcast by 92.1 CTQ radio personalities Maverick... more»

Goodwill® and Google.org launch Digital Career Accelerator

Goodwill® and Google.org launch Digital Career Accelerator

Published Monday, October 23, 2017

BRADENTON, FL – Last week, Google.org and Goodwill, the leading workforce development nonprofit in the nation, announced the launch of the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator. Funded by a $10 million grant from Google.org and with the assistance of 1,000 Google volunteers, the new Goodwill initiative will enable more than one million people —... more»

Goodwill, Argosy University partner on corporate education program

Goodwill, Argosy University partner on corporate education program

Published Thursday, October 12, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota and Argosy University have forged a partnership in order to make Argosy’s educational programs more accessible for Goodwill employees, volunteers and those who utilize its free Job Connection career services. This collaboration will make available a scholarship of 25 percent of tuition and the waiving... more»

Bradenton Marauders event raises funds for Goodwill Manasota

Bradenton Marauders event raises funds for Goodwill Manasota

Published Tuesday, October 10, 2017

BRADENTON, FL – In July, Goodwill Manasota and the Bradenton Marauders partnered on “Star Wars Night” during a game at LECOM Park. The event raised nearly $1,300 through a Star Wars-themed jersey auction; the funds will support Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program. Numerous members of the public dressed up as their... more»

Goodwill to become 'Halloween Superhero Headquarters' in October

Goodwill to become 'Halloween Superhero Headquarters' in October

Published Wednesday, October 4, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Halloween is one of the biggest shopping events of the year in the U.S. and Goodwill Manasota is committed to serving as this area's Halloween Superhero Headquarters for those seeking costumes and home décor. Whether shoppers are looking for a full costume, need just one more item to complete their ensemble, or are... more»