Press Releases

Goodwill expands operations with new attended donation center in North Port

Published Monday, May 9, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – On Tuesday, May 17 at 3pm, Goodwill Manasota will break ground on its newest attended donation center, to be located at 2250 Bobcat Village Center Road in North Port, near Toledo Blade Boulevard. The 2,000 square-foot facility will provide southern Sarasota County residents with another convenient location for dropping off... more»

Residents of Sun-N-Fun hold donation drive for Goodwill Manasota

Published Thursday, May 5, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – The residents of Sun-N-Fun, a premier RV resort located just east of I-75 off Fruitville Road in Sarasota, contributed more than 5,000 pounds of unwanted goods to Goodwill Manasota over the course of the past season. The donated items are now being sold in Goodwill retail stores, with proceeds supporting the... more»

Goodwill Manasota marks Older Americans Month

Published Tuesday, May 3, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Every year since 1963, the month of May has been set aside to honor our country’s seniors. This Older Americans Month, Goodwill Manasota encourages everyone to recognize America’s seniors and their contributions to our communities. Goodwill knows that older workers are assets to the workplace and have the... more»

AIA Florida Gulf Coast Chapter contributes to Goodwill's Rick & Coni Fawley Scholarship Fund

Published Thursday, April 28, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota recently received a contribution from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Florida Gulf Coast Chapter to the “Rick and Coni Fawley Scholarship Fund.” Community leader Rick Fawley passed away last September; he had lost his beloved wife, Coni, earlier in the year. Not only did Rick achieve... more»

Goodwill Manasota presents Mother's Day Makeover Contest

Published Tuesday, April 26, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota is holding a contest to find a mother in the area deserving of extra-special pampering: an image consultation, makeover, and clothes and accessories from Goodwill. Between May 1-6, Goodwill will be accepting nominations from the community; the winner will be selected and notified on May 7th, in advance of... more»

Goodwill Manasota celebrates 'Goodwill Week' with job fair, volunteer recognition, Sarasota County proclamation and more

Published Friday, April 22, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – From May 1-7, Goodwill Manasota will observe and celebrate the annual “Goodwill Week.” Goodwills across the United States will offer job fairs, host community programs and hold special events to honor supporters, among numerous other activities. Goodwill Week is used as a time to thank donors, shoppers and... more»

Goodwill Creates Program to Encourage Youth to Make a Positive Impact on the Environment

Published Tuesday, April 19, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida and Goodwill Manasota are partnering on a creative program to encourage donations to Goodwill while teaching girls how they can be better stewards of the environment and help people in need right here in our community. The Girl Scouts are working with and being inspired by “Sustainability... more»

Goodwill Manasota works toward zero waste through salvage partnerships

Published Thursday, April 14, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – As Earth Day approaches, Goodwill Manasota is proud to be a leader of the “reduce, reuse, recycle” movement, engaging numerous salvage partners to maximize the amount of goods kept out of the trash heap. In 2015, Goodwill’s donated goods business activities and salvage operations diverted 41 million pounds... more»