Press Releases

Goodwill’s veterans program director presents honors to fellow woman veteran

Published Friday, November 25, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – On November 18, Goodwill Manasota’s director of the Veterans Services Program, C.J. Bannister, had the honor of presenting Milli Linn with the John H. McLain 2016-2017 Woman Veteran of the Year award. The John H. McLain Veteran and Woman Veteran of the Year Awards, accorded by the Sarasota County Veterans Commission,... more»

First United Methodist Church donates turkeys to Goodwill Veterans Program

Published Wednesday, November 23, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – On November 16, Goodwill Ambassadors – community members who volunteer in support of Goodwill’s work throughout the area – from the First United Methodist Church of Sarasota donated 30 turkeys and Thanksgiving baskets to clients of Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program. These items were provided... more»

Goodwill offers thanks for those who support veterans program

Published Monday, November 21, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – During this Thanksgiving season, Goodwill Manasota has much to be thankful for. The organization has well exceeded its goal of helping 1,000 veterans just prior to the three-year anniversary of the inception of its Veterans Services Program – more than 1,500 veterans and their families have been assisted. Goodwill is... more»

Goodwill, Able Trust partner to help students with disabilities earn diplomas

Published Monday, November 14, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – For the second year, Goodwill Manasota has partnered with The Able Trust Foundation to expand the High School High Tech (HSHT) program, designed and implemented last year for students with disabilities. The program, which is geared toward students ages 14-22, provides an opportunity to learn about potential career paths in the... more»

CARES Outreach educational art show displayed at Goodwill

Published Thursday, November 10, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota has partnered with CARES Outreach and members of the local community to raise awareness in the weeks leading up to World AIDS Day 2016. From November 15 through December 6, Goodwill will display an educational art show at six of its locations in Sarasota and Manatee counties. The community rooms at Goodwill... more»

Goodwill Manasota assesses first year since State of Employment study

Published Thursday, November 3, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – One year ago, Goodwill Manasota presented the results of an independent study, called the “State of Employment,” which featured a 3- to 5-year forecast on jobs available for veterans and individuals with disabilities. The purpose of the study was to learn best practices from local employers who were successful in... more»

Goodwill celebrates National Family Literacy Month with book signing events

Published Thursday, October 27, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota will celebrate National Family Literacy Month in November with a series of book signing events at its bookstores. While Family Literacy Day, which focuses on special activities and events that showcase the importance of family literacy programs, is officially celebrated on November 1, many literacy-themed... more»

Kiwanis Club grant to help Goodwill expand program for older workers

Published Wednesday, October 26, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota recently received a grant from the Kiwanis Club of Sarasota Foundation to support and expand “Job Search Strategies for the Older Worker” (JSSOW), the successful training program designed to meet the needs of the “older worker” (anyone over the age of 55) in a comprehensive way.... more»