Press Releases

Team member from Goodwill's veterans' program honored

Published Thursday, August 16, 2018

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Chris Landis, an advisor with Goodwill Manasota's Veterans Services Program, was recently honored with the "Hero of the Month" award by Homes for Heroes. Janine Morris, an affiliate realtor with Homes for Heroes, visited with the Veterans Services Program team and presented Landis with his award, recognizing his extraordinary... more»

Goodwill Manasota donates clothing for students at Horizons Academy

Published Monday, August 13, 2018

Goodwill Manasota recently donated gift certificates to Bradenton's Horizons Academy so that clothing could be purchased for students returning for the new school year. Trisha Davis, who works in the ESE department of Horizons Academy, used the certificates at Goodwill's North Bradenton Clearance Center to buy the clothes, which will be given to students in... more»

Goodwill donates books to United Way Suncoast's Summer Pals program

Published Thursday, August 2, 2018

BRADENTON, FL – Throughout the summer, while children from low-income families receive food at numerous Manatee County School District "Summer Break Spot" sites, United Way Suncoast's Summer Pals program volunteers have traditionally handed out books, activity worksheets and books, and provided learning and reading activities each week while children... more»

Bradenton Marauders support Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program

Published Monday, July 30, 2018

BRADENTON, FL – During its game against the Palm Beach Cardinals on July 3, the Bradenton Marauders presented an Independence Day celebration featuring a fireworks show, Independence Day T-shirts for the first 1,500 fans through the gate, and a patriotic jersey auction benefiting Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program. The ceremonial... more»

Goodwill Manasota receives grant to assist individuals with barriers to employment

Published Monday, July 23, 2018

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota recently received a grant of $75,000 from the Ralph S. French Charitable Foundation in support of the award-winning GoodPartner Coach program. This is the eighth year that Goodwill has received funding from the French Foundation for this purpose. The GoodPartner Coach program offers individuals with... more»

Veteran helped by Goodwill throws first pitch at Marauders game

Published Thursday, July 5, 2018

BRADENTON, FL – ​During its game against the Palm Beach Cardinals on July 3, the Bradenton Marauders presented an Independence Day celebration with a true patriotic flair. The festivities included a patriotic jersey auction benefiting Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program and a ceremonial first pitch thrown out by Army veteran... more»

MTC to offer GED classes at Goodwill's Manatee locations

Published Friday, June 15, 2018

BRADENTON, FL – In response to the closing of Manatee Technical College's North Campus in Palmetto, Goodwill Manasota has made available community rooms at three of its Manatee County locations to provide space for the school's GED® Preparation classes. At the beginning of the new academic year in August, Manatee Technical College (MTC) will offer its GED classes at Goodwill's Corporate Campus (2715 51st Ave. E.), Ranch Lake (8750 E. State Road 70) and Cortez (3465 Cortez Rd. W.) sites, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

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Goodwill to host free consultations with Gulfcoast Legal Services attorneys

Published Monday, June 11, 2018

BRADENTON, FL – Community members who have legal questions are invited to take advantage of free consultations with attorneys from Gulfcoast Legal Services. The attorneys will meet potential clients at no cost for up to 30 minutes to determine if they are eligible for services in the following legal areas: family, housing, immigration, elder, consumer and/or victims of crime.

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