Press Releases

Corporate-nonprofit partnership seeks to elevate philanthropy during 2016 Giving Challenge

Published Tuesday, August 2, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota and The Florida Center for Early Childhood have joined forces for the 2016 Giving Challenge, a 24-hour online giving day (noon-noon, September 20-21) to support hundreds of area nonprofits. These two organizations are asking the community to “BE COOL, DO GOOD and BE THE ONE” and support their... more»

Goodwill and 92.1 CTQ partner to help restock The Food Bank of Manatee

Published Thursday, July 28, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Summer is always a difficult time for Meals on Wheels & the Food Bank of Manatee County as supplies run dangerously low while demand reaches a critical point with children out of school. In response to the community challenge issued recently by Maribeth Phillips, CEO of Meals on Wheels PLUS, Goodwill Manasota and 92.1 CTQ... more»

Goodwill Manasota offers back-to-school savings for area families, teachers

Published Tuesday, July 26, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – While back-to-school time can be financially difficult and stressful for many families, Goodwill Manasota is committed to helping to ease some of the economic challenges faced by area families and teachers. Even as families enjoy summertime activities, many parents are already thinking about how to maximize savings on the... more»

Adams and Reese makes donation to Goodwill Manasota for GED program

Published Thursday, July 21, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – The law firm of Adams and Reese has continued its support for the work of Goodwill Manasota with a generous recent contribution to the organization’s Job Connection program. This donation will support Goodwill Manasota’s mission of “changing lives through the power of work” by enabling one client of... more»

Goodwill Manasota receives grant to assist individuals with disabilities, other barriers to securing employment

Published Tuesday, July 19, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota received a grant of more than $73,000 in funding from the Ralph S. French Charitable Foundation to support the hiring of an additional GoodPartner Coach. This is the sixth year that Goodwill has received funding from the French Foundation in support of this program. The GoodPartner Coach Program provides... more»

Goodwill Manasota, Children's Guardian Fund partner to help foster kids who 'age out'

Published Monday, July 18, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – In order to help young people aging out of the foster care system, Goodwill Manasota and the Children’s Guardian Fund are partnering on the Good Futures/Coaches Corp. program. The goal of the program is to provide caring, individualized attention and guidance in the development of independent life skills for foster youth... more»

Goodwill Manasota advances reach in veteran's community

Published Tuesday, July 12, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – For the past three years, through its Veterans Services Program, Goodwill Manasota has been working to help returning servicemen and women reintegrate into their families, communities and jobs. Goodwill has helped more than 1,200 veterans since the program began in 2013. Recently, two of the team members who have dedicated... more»

Goodwill Manasota awarded second year grant to help homeless veterans

Published Thursday, July 7, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – In 2015, in response to the growing needs of the homeless veteran community, Goodwill’s Veterans Services Program expanded to include three facets: the Veterans and Their Families Program (VFP), the Special Emergency Resources for Veterans (SERV) Fund, and the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP). The focus of... more»