Coldwell Banker donates to Goodwill’s veterans program

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate CARES honors veterans through support of

Published Thursday, December 22, 2016

Coldwell_Check_PresentationSARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate CARES, the charitable arm of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, presented a $700 donation to Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program. Through the Veterans Services Program, Goodwill Manasota works to help returning servicemen and women reintegrate back into their families, communities and jobs.

"We are very appreciative of the contributions that Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate has made in support of our work,” said Bannister. “Each year, our Veterans Services Program helps many veterans and members of the community through outreach and education. We are grateful to the individuals, organizations and businesses that honor our veterans by supporting our crucial programs and services.” 

The mission of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate CARES is to give back to the communities and neighborhoods in which its members live and serve by providing charitable contributions and volunteer support, thus strengthening and reinforcing its commitment to creating a lasting source of unity, hope and vision. Since its inception, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate CARES has raised more than $4.2 million for local non-for-profit charities and programs throughout Florida.

Elena Taddeo presented the check to C.J. Bannister, director of the program, on behalf of Linda Tully, NRT, LLC relocation referral closer and member of the Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate CARES team. “We are very proud to contribute to Goodwill Manasota because we appreciate and respect what they do in our communities and support their mission,” said Tully.

The Veterans Services Program connects veterans with necessary social services, provides emotional and physical support, offers free employment services, and distributes funds for emergency needs through its SERV (Special Emergency Resources for Veterans) program. For more information, go to or call (941) 355-2721, ext. 451.


Photo ID: Elena Taddeo (left) from Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate CARES with C.J. Bannister, Goodwill Manasota’s director of the Veterans Services Program


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