Press Releases

Manager of number one Goodwill store in Florida tapped to lead new location

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – For the past seven years, Shannon Lummert-Helmer has led the team at the Honore retail location in Sarasota to unprecedented success. Since taking the helm, her team has grown from 60 to more than 90 team members, has become the top revenue generator for all Goodwill stores in Florida, and ranks fifth in the nation out of... more»

Goodwill's Role Model Worker program ensures success, supports retention

Published Tuesday, February 28, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota knows that its employees are its most important resource, investing significantly in thousands of hours of on-the-clock training for its team members each year. Goodwill employees are provided with the tools and resources to be successful at work, to grow personally, and to achieve their life goals. Through... more»

Publix Super Markets Charities continues support of Goodwill

Published Tuesday, February 14, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota has recently received a grant from Publix Super Markets Charities to help support the salary of a GoodPartner Coach. This is the fifth year that Goodwill has received funding from Publix Super Markets Charities in support of this program, for which the need increases as Goodwill continues to hire individuals... more»

Goodwill, Donte's Den partner on educational dog safety course

Published Thursday, February 9, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – In a new venture, Goodwill Manasota and Donte’s Den Foundation are teaming up to help families with young children more fully appreciate and benefit from the joys of pet ownership. A workshop, “Donte’s Orientation Guide” (DOG), will be offered once a month at Goodwill community rooms throughout the... more»

Goodwill partners with Local Tea Company on 'Cup of Kindness'

Published Tuesday, February 7, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – The week of Feb 12-18 offers an annual opportunity to unite people through kindness. First formally recognized in 1995, National Random Acts of Kindness Week is a seven-day celebration with the goal of demonstrating that kindness is contagious. It’s an opportunity for people to leave the world better than they found it... more»

Goodwill Manasota releases 2016 impact numbers

Published Wednesday, February 1, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota has released its program numbers for 2016 and the data shows record-breaking impact for the nonprofit organization, which serves Sarasota, Manatee, Desoto and Hardee counties. Goodwill’s impact is divided into four areas: employment, environmental, educational and economic. Goodwill Manasota provides... more»

Goodwill Manasota unveils 2017 'I Am Goodwill' marketing campaign

Published Thursday, January 26, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – With the help of its Ambassadors – community members who have made a commitment to share the mission of Goodwill with the greater community – and Goodwill team members, Goodwill Manasota has launched its 2017 “I Am Goodwill” marketing campaign. The campaign videos and print materials feature local... more»

Goodwill exceeds goal on SunTrust Bank grant for financial literacy courses

Published Tuesday, January 24, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – For the past two years, Goodwill Manasota has offered financial resource classes to the community with generous support from SunTrust Bank. This year, its grant of $10,000 has helped 257 individuals - surpassing the program goal by nearly 40% - paying for a financial literacy coach for low- and moderate-income workers at... more»