Goodwill receives donation to support Veterans Services Program

Contribution of $7,500 from M.E. Wilson will support reintegration into civilian life and free career services for area veterans

Published Thursday, January 3, 2019 12:00 pm


"M.E. Wilson and its employees are proud members of the Sarasota-Manatee community and we firmly believe in giving back,” said Robin Moch, CIC, a partner with M.E. Wilson. “We are confident that Goodwill will put our contribution to very good use in serving our returning heroes and their families.” 


The Veterans Services Program was created to help eliminate barriers to employment, provide opportunities for higher-paying positions for veterans and their families, and connect veterans with needed social services. The program is staffed by veterans, ensuring those who seek help are receiving it from those who understand the challenges they face.


“Goodwill Manasota is so proud to be able to honor and assist the men and women who have so bravely and selflessly served our country,” said Margie Genter, vice president of mission services. “We thank the team at M.E. Wilson for this generous donation, which will be used to help area veterans with needs regarding housing, family, education and other challenges while also helping them to become more self-sufficient and productive members of society.”


For more information about Goodwill’s veterans program, go to or call (941) 355-2721, ext. 451.


Photo ID: Goodwill Manasota vice president Gray Videnka (left) with Robin Moch, a partner at M.E. Wilson


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 2017, Goodwill Manasota served 11,672 people, placed 555 people in jobs, assisted 360 veterans as they reintegrated back into the civilian workforce, and provided 19,540 hours of on-the-clock training for its employees. Goodwill Manasota’s economic impact back to the community is worth $92.1 million. Goodwill is one of the pioneers of the reduce-reuse-recycle movement and this past year diverted more than 41 million pounds out of the landfill. 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