Press Releases

Goodwill® and launch Digital Career Accelerator

Published Monday, October 23, 2017

BRADENTON, FL – Last week, and Goodwill, the leading workforce development nonprofit in the nation, announced the launch of the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator. Funded by a $10 million grant from and with the assistance of 1,000 Google volunteers, the new Goodwill initiative will enable more than one million people —... more»

Goodwill, Argosy University partner on corporate education program

Published Thursday, October 12, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota and Argosy University have forged a partnership in order to make Argosy’s educational programs more accessible for Goodwill employees, volunteers and those who utilize its free Job Connection career services. This collaboration will make available a scholarship of 25 percent of tuition and the waiving... more»

Bradenton Marauders event raises funds for Goodwill Manasota

Published Tuesday, October 10, 2017

BRADENTON, FL – In July, Goodwill Manasota and the Bradenton Marauders partnered on “Star Wars Night” during a game at LECOM Park. The event raised nearly $1,300 through a Star Wars-themed jersey auction; the funds will support Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program. Numerous members of the public dressed up as their... more»

Goodwill to become 'Halloween Superhero Headquarters' in October

Published Wednesday, October 4, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Halloween is one of the biggest shopping events of the year in the U.S. and Goodwill Manasota is committed to serving as this area's Halloween Superhero Headquarters for those seeking costumes and home décor. Whether shoppers are looking for a full costume, need just one more item to complete their ensemble, or are... more»

SunTrust Foundation awards grant to Goodwill for financial literacy mobile app

Published Tuesday, September 26, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – SunTrust Foundation recently awarded a grant of $10,000 to Goodwill Manasota to promote and expand the reach of existing financial literacy training for low- and moderate-income workers as well as adolescents in the community. The grant will fund the creation of a mobile app, called “Show Me the GOOD Money,”... more»

Goodwill Manasota to host book clubs at area community rooms

Published Tuesday, September 19, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota invites all book lovers to join one – or both – of its book clubs, which will feature classic and modern offerings for reading and discussion. The sessions, offered through Goodwill’s Good Neighbor program of classes and workshops, take place once a month for each group, starting in October,... more»

Goodwill Manasota to honor those who help change lives

Published Thursday, September 14, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – On Thursday, October 5, from 6-9 p.m., Goodwill Manasota will present its 7th annual Goodwill Ambassador of the Year Awards Dinner at Michael’s On East (1212 East Avenue S., Sarasota). This year’s Ambassador of the Year honorees are Jaime DiDomenico, Cool Today; Tim and Cynthia Holliday, Children’s World;... more»

Goodwill, Operation Renewed Hope Foundation present golf event

Published Tuesday, September 12, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – On Saturday, October 7, Operation Renewed Hope Foundation and Goodwill Manasota are partnering to present the CPL Ben Kopp Celebrity Golf Classic, The event, which takes place at the Legacy Golf Club at Lakewood Ranch (8255 Legacy Blvd.), benefits Goodwill’s Veterans Services Program and Operation Renewed Hope... more»