Press Releases

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»

Goodwill Industries International honors Jo Rita Stevens for decades of community service

Published Thursday, September 29, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – In September, Goodwill Manasota Ambassador Jo Rita Stevens was recognized by Goodwill Industries International for her 45-plus years of service as a volunteer for Goodwill. The Goodwill Manasota Ambassadors program engages and empowers volunteers – like Stevens – who are committed to learning about and sharing the... more»

Goodwill Manasota reopening retail store in Sarasota

Published Tuesday, September 27, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota is preparing to open its newest hybrid retail store at 700 N. Beneva Road in Sarasota – the doors will open to the public on Thursday, October 13 at 9 a.m. The Arthur and Mabel Soine retail store will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The attended... more»

M.E. Wilson to present during Goodwill's Employment 4.0 Seminar on workers' compensation

Published Thursday, September 22, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – The Florida Supreme Court has spoken: Florida workers’ compensation rates are set to increase. As these rate increases may significantly impact numerous local businesses, Goodwill Manasota has partnered with M.E. Wilson to present a discussion on October 5, featuring a panel of experts in the field of Florida... more»