Press Releases

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»

Goodwill, Bailes Consulting Services partner to increase reach of employment services

Published Thursday, January 19, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota, whose core mission is to help those with barriers to employment to find work, is partnering with Bailes Consulting Services, which specializes in employment placement services, to expand their collective ability to serve those who are seeking jobs, or wish to retain their jobs. The partnership began with... more»

Goodwill, Michael's On East present 12th annual Mardi Gras Gala

Published Tuesday, January 17, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, 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 amazing authentic Cajun food, open bar, fabulous live auction items, New Orleans-style music, and dancing. The 2017 Mardi Gras Gala will take place on “Fat Tuesday,”... more»

Goodwill Manasota launches 'Business 100'

Published Thursday, January 12, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota, which is always on the lookout for new and innovative ways to engage local individuals and businesses in their work, has recently launched “Business 100.” The venture provides the nonprofit organization with a new way to raise funds to support its mission of changing lives through the power of... more»

Area student spearheads donation drive for Goodwill

Published Tuesday, January 10, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Braden River High School senior and Goodwill Youth Ambassador Brianna Moss understands not only the life-changing impact Goodwill Manasota has on the lives of community members, but also how she and other teenagers can contribute and make a difference. Moss is spearheading the "BE COOL School Challenge," an effort to collect... more»

Goodwill Manasota to publish 'Ambassador Good Guide'

Published Wednesday, January 4, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota, which has worked for years to build a large volunteer and supporter base, will be recognizing and thanking its supporters through the Ambassador Good Guide. The publication – a new venture for the organization – is a resource directory where Goodwill’s supporters, known as Ambassadors, can... more»

Goodwill, MTC partner on Community College 101 series

Published Thursday, December 29, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Recent grants from Goodwill Industries International (GII) will enable Goodwill Manasota – with the partnership of Manatee Technical College (MTC) – to expand its local impact. The partners will present “Community College 101,” a program designed to prepare participants and provide them with the support... more»

Goodwill receives funds to bolster Fawley Scholarship Fund

Published Wednesday, December 28, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Last year, Goodwill Manasota launched the Rick and Coni Fawley Scholarship Fund, to help Goodwill team members who do not have their high school diploma earn their GED. This year, the program was expanded to clients of Goodwill’s free career services program, Job Connection. In mid-December, Mike Bryant – former... more»