Press Releases

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»

PGT partners with Goodwill and CareerSource for hiring event

Published Friday, October 21, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – As leaders in employment for job seekers, Goodwill Manasota and CareerSource Suncoast are partnering to hold a series of job fairs for one of the largest employers in the area. PGT Industries, the local hurricane-resistant window and door maker, is experiencing tremendous growth – with such growth comes the need for... more»

Goodwill, Kiwanis Club present third annual Veterans Day Breakfast

Published Tuesday, October 18, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – For the third year, the Sarasota Kiwanis Club invites the community to attend the Veterans Day Breakfast, benefiting the Sarasota Kiwanis Foundation and Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program. The breakfast will be held on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, from 7:00-9:00 a.m. at Robarts Arena (3000 Ringling... more»

Goodwill marks 20 years of the Good Neighbor Program

Published Thursday, October 13, 2016

Just a little over 20 years ago, Goodwill Manasota launched the Good Neighbor program to provide community meeting places, free of charge. The program was designed to meet specific needs of each community and the residents who lived there. Goodwill has expanded the program over the years to offer classes and seminars through strategic alliances between... more»

Goodwill Manasota recognizes vital function of workers with disabilities

Published Wednesday, October 12, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Grateful for the important role performed by workers with disabilities, Goodwill Manasota commemorates National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) this month. This year’s theme for NDEAM, administered by the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, is “#Inclusion Works,”... more»

Goodwill Manasota partners with local businesses on cause-related marketing

Published Thursday, October 6, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota has added cause-related marketing to its list of diversified revenue opportunities as it gears up for the last quarter of the year. This type of marketing involves the cooperative efforts of a for-profit business and a nonprofit organization for mutual benefit. A test pilot was created in September,... more»

Goodwill Manasota, Women’s Resource Center launch BRAVE Networking Program for veterans

Published Tuesday, October 4, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – This month, Goodwill Manasota and the Women’s Resource Center of Manatee and Sarasota (WRC) will launch the BRAVE (Benefits, Resources and Veterans Education) Networking Program. Through this partnership, the two organizations will be able to make mental health care available for all local veterans at no cost. Goodwill... more»