Press Releases

Goodwill, Michaelís On East present 13th annual Mardi Gras Gala

Published Thursday, January 11, 2018

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota and Michael’s On East invite the public to the most anticipated event of the season: the Mardi Gras Gala. This event features amazing authentic Cajun food, open bar, fabulous live auction items, New Orleans-style music, and dancing. The 2018 Mardi Gras Gala will take place on February 8, 6-9 p.m. at... more»

Goodwill, Replay Outreach partner to help at-risk teens

Published Tuesday, January 9, 2018

BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota is launching a new partnership with Replay Outreach in an effort to help at-risk youth in our community. The organizations will combine their respective expertise in career services and youth outreach to provide job training and shadowing, and the opportunity for part-time jobs, with the goal of helping teens get on... more»

Area barbershop providing free haircuts for veterans

Published Thursday, January 4, 2018

SARASOTA, FL - Local business owner Danny Campos-Lopez has found a special way to give back to deserving area veterans. Campos-Lopez, owner of Sharp Cuts Barbershop in downtown Sarasota, reached out to Goodwill Manasota's Veteran Services Program team in early December, offering to provide free haircuts to veterans in need. Eric Davis, who served for 10... more»

Goodwill employee recognized by area Realtor association

Published Tuesday, January 2, 2018

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Donna Evans, Goodwill Manasota’s director of donation development and White Glove Service, was recently honored as the “Business Partner of the Year” by The REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM). Evans has been an active member of the group since 2010; during the association’s annual... more»

Goodwill Manasota contest to encourage 'Clean and Clear New Year'

Published Friday, December 29, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – The holidays are a time of plenty, with gift giving and generosity enhancing the warmth of the season. For many, however, “plenty” can turn into “too much,” as existing clutter is exacerbated by holiday shopping and the influx of presents from friends and loved ones. To encourage a clutter-free 2018,... more»

Students at The McKay Academy enjoy 'Flight to the North Pole'

Published Thursday, December 21, 2017

BRADENTON, FL – In mid-December, children at The McKay Academy in Bradenton – a private school managed by Goodwill Manasota – were treated to an extra-special celebration in advance of Christmas. The students enjoyed gifts, elves, face painting, and a visit by the famous bearded gift giver, Santa Claus, as part of the “Flight to the... more»

Goodwill hosts training for service providers for homeless veterans

Published Tuesday, December 19, 2017

BRADENTON, FL – In collaboration with Goodwill Manasota's Veterans Service Program, the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) held a special two-day training event featuring Bret Anderson of h2 Communication, LLC. Anderson presented his curriculum on employment placement and retention for hard-to-serve veterans. This training, which took... more»

Adams and Reese brings Christmas cheer to Goodwill employee and her family

Published Thursday, December 14, 2017

SARASOTA, FL – A standout Goodwill team member was recently granted a multitude of reasons to celebrate this holiday season as her family was selected to be the beneficiary of the Adams and Reese Sarasota office’s HUGS Program. Goodwill Manasota employee Dontavia Smith and her three daughters will receive items including a Christmas tree and... more»