Press Releases

Generous Selby Foundation grant drives Goodwill’s Green Initiative

Published Tuesday, January 19, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota recently received a $20,000 grant from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation that enabled the organization to purchase a hybrid car: a Ford Fusion, which can average as much as 600 miles on one tank of gas and electricity. The car is the first eco-friendly vehicle in Goodwill’s current fleet. ... more»

Goodwill, Sarasota Musica Viva partner for edgy classical concert

Published Friday, January 15, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – On Friday, February 19 at 6:30pm, Goodwill Manasota will present the “Concert for Good,” a musical performance at the First United Methodist Church (104 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota). The concert, featuring Linda Bento-Rei on the flute/piccolo and Vytas J. Baksys on the piano, will feature “The Two Sides of... more»

Major General shares assessments on veterans’ affairs during Goodwill Manasota Legacy Luncheon

Published Wednesday, January 13, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota acknowledged major donors at its annual Legacy Luncheon on January 8, 2016 at the Goodwill Corporate Campus (2705 51st Avenue East) in Bradenton. The event featured keynote speaker Ret. Major General Donald Goldhorn, a veteran with more than 42 years of active and National Guard military service. Nearly 70... more»

Goodwill Manasota presents annual Mardi Gras Gala

Published Monday, January 11, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota invites the public to the most anticipated event of the season, the Mardi Gras Gala. This event features amazing Cajun food, open bar, fabulous live auction items, live music by Skip’s Dixie Band and dancing. The 2016 Mardi Gras Gala will take place on Thursday, February 4, 6-9pm at Michael’s On... more»

Goodwill presents program for older job seekers returning to the workforce

Published Tuesday, January 5, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota invites seniors seeking to return to the workforce to a three-hour job search workshop called “2016 Possibilities for the Older Worker.” The program takes place on Tuesday, January 19, 9am-1pm at Goodwill Manasota’s Corporate Campus Job Connection office (2705 51st Ave. E, Bradenton). The... more»

New Year’s Resolutions with Goodwill Manasota!

Published Friday, January 1, 2016

LOSE WEIGHT – You’ve been so good this holiday season. You’ve avoided all of those extra desserts and drinks, and your clothes FINALLY feel loose. You deserve some new clothes! Not only can you find awesome clothes at Goodwill – you can also rid yourself of those baggy clothes that are no longer doing you justice! Not to mention that... more»

Goodwill Manasota earns award for training excellence

Published Wednesday, December 30, 2015

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Recently, Goodwill Manasota’s Learning and Development team received the Innovation in Delivery of Training Award from the Association of Talent Development (ATD) Florida Suncoast Chapter. The team, consisting of Jo Ann Froman, Susan Lowy and Andrew Golembeske, submitted Goodwill’s blended learning approach for its... more»

Adams and Reese LLP brings Christmas cheer to Goodwill employee

Published Tuesday, December 29, 2015

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – A standout Goodwill team member was recently given a special surprise: Christmas gifts, a Tampa Bay Bucs experience and a certificate for a fully-cooked dinner by the Adams and Reese Sarasota office’s HUGS Program. This is the 27th year of the Adams and Reese HUGS community service and philanthropic program – HUGS... more»