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

Goodwill announces one-day back-to-school sale at retail locations throughout the region

Published Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Goodwill Back To SchoolSARASOTA/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 purchases needed to get their children ready for school.

On Sunday, July 31, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Goodwill Manasota's major retail stores will offer a back-to-school sale, with 50% off all apparel, linens, boutique items, furniture and computers. Sale excludes new goods and bus passes. Bookstores, clearance centers and bargain barns are not participating in the 50% off sale.

With a vast supply of gently used clothing, housewares and other items, Goodwill stores are a one-stop shopping spot for preschool, K-12, college students and teachers.

“For many families, the financial demands of back-to-school time can be extremely trying, with extensive class shopping lists and children who outgrow their clothing from year to year. And we have all heard stories of teachers who supplement their students’ supplies out of their own pockets,” said Bob Rosinsky, president and CEO of Goodwill Manasota. "Our stores are stocked with a great variety of items to fill up a closet, backpack or dorm room. While our prices are already very low, we are happy to offer this sale to help minimize the financial burden for area families and teachers as they return to school in August.”

Exclusions apply; please check with your store location for details. For more information or to find a convenient Goodwill location, go to


PHOTO ID:  Goodwill Youth Ambassador Brianna Moss models back-to-school fashions from Goodwill Manasota
Photo by Daniel Hodous


About Goodwill Manasota
Goodwill Manasota is an industry-leading, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that changes lives through the power of work. With the sales of donated goods and philanthropic donations, Goodwill is able to assist people with disabilities and other barriers to employment by providing job skills training and employment opportunities. In 2015, Goodwill Manasota served 22,739 people, placed 961 people in jobs and assisted 358 veterans as they reintegrated back into the civilian workforce. Goodwill Manasota’s economic impact back to the community is worth $81.3 million. Goodwill is one of the pioneers of the reduce-reuse-recycle movement and this past year diverted 41 million pounds out of the landfill. We accomplish our mission through a network of Good Neighbor Centers in Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee and DeSoto counties and our Mission Development Services (MDS) around North America. Goodwill Manasota is accountable to a local Board of Directors. Goodwill Manasota in essence belongs to this community, and is not owned by any individual or company. For more information, visit