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Military Cut holds donation drive for Goodwill Manasota

Military Cut holds donation drive for Goodwill Manasota

Published Thursday, June 13, 2019

SARASOTA, FL – Throughout the month of May, Military Cut Lawn Care Service held a donation drive benefiting Goodwill Manasota. All month, the company picked up gently-used items that its clients in the Sarasota-Manatee area no longer wanted or needed, and transported them to Goodwill, where they are now being sold in retail stores throughout the area.... more»

Goodwill launches 'Lutz Buddy Up' program for veterans, first responders

Goodwill launches 'Lutz Buddy Up' program for veterans, first responders

Published Wednesday, May 29, 2019

SARASOTA, FL – For those on the front lines of tragedy and violence - like veterans and first responders - the emotional impact of such service can be difficult to explain to others, including loved ones or friends. As a result, many stay silent ... and for some, the stress and pain simply become too much to bear. In 2013, Janine Lutz of Broward... more»

Goodwill, Salvation Army partner on housing program

Goodwill, Salvation Army partner on housing program

Published Wednesday, May 22, 2019

SARASOTA, FL - When you walk into Michael Lynes' home, you can't help but notice how neat and spotless it is. In fact, upon visiting this 28-year-old man – whose life has been anything but "neat" – he mentions that he was just about to do some cleaning. For Salvation Army client Lynes, being placed into a home through the PATH (Plan of... more»

Goodwill Manasota re-launches Ambassador Program

Goodwill Manasota re-launches Ambassador Program

Published Tuesday, May 7, 2019

BRADENTON, FL – In late April, Goodwill Manasota invited a core group of supporters to its corporate campus in Bradenton to learn how they can help the organization achieve its mission of changing lives through the power of work. The attendees – participants of the Goodwill Ambassadors program – were provided with suggestions for concrete... more»

Goodwill Manasota to host multi-employer job fair

Goodwill Manasota to host multi-employer job fair

Published Wednesday, May 1, 2019

BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota's Job Connection program is hosting a multi-employer job fair on Tuesday, May 7, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at its corporate campus (2705 51st Ave. E., Bradenton). More than 35 of the area’s top employers are signed up to participate, all with job openings they are seeking to fill. Numerous industries will be... more»

Goodwill, Veteran Air Conditioning partner to help veteran in need

Goodwill, Veteran Air Conditioning partner to help veteran in need

Published Monday, April 22, 2019

It's been a long, hot summer for U.S. Army veteran Leroy McCray and his wife, Peggy. In effect, summer has lasted for eight years, after the McCrays' aging air conditioning system stopped working for the final time years ago. While the idea of living in Florida without AC is daunting for anyone, it's downright dangerous for McCray. The Vietnam-era... more»

Veteran Air Conditioning holds donation drive to benefit Goodwill

Veteran Air Conditioning holds donation drive to benefit Goodwill

Published Friday, April 12, 2019

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Throughout the month of April, Veteran Air Conditioning is holding a donation drive to support Goodwill Manasota’s mission services. onth, the company is picking up gently-used items that its clients in the Sarasota-Manatee area no longer want or need, and transporting them to Goodwill, where they are being sold in... more»

Goodwill Manasota announces 2019-2020 Board of Directors

Goodwill Manasota announces 2019-2020 Board of Directors

Published Wednesday, April 3, 2019

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota is pleased to announce its 2019-2020 Board of Directors. Brad West has been elected as the new board chair. New to the board this year is Matt Nessetti; he joins directors Peter Crowley (Emeritus), Debbie Douglas, Rae Dowling, Rod Hollingsworth, Sandy Kirkpatrick, Jacqueline Moore, Allen Weinstein and Richard... more»