Press Releases

Goodwill relaunches Good Readers Program

Published Thursday, April 19, 2018

SARASOTA/MANATEE, FL – Goodwill Manasota invites area families to enjoy the Good Readers Program, which will begin anew in Manatee County later this month. Each of the monthly installments will take place on Saturday mornings at 11:00 a.m. in one of the four Goodwill Manasota Bookstores in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Goodwill Ambassadors... more»

Goodwill launches 2018 marketing campaign

Published Tuesday, April 17, 2018

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – With the help of its Ambassadors – community members who have made a commitment to share the mission of Goodwill with the greater community – and shoppers, Goodwill Manasota has launched its 2018 “Thanks! I Got it at Goodwill” marketing campaign. The campaign videos and print materials feature Goodwill... more»

Free Medicare counseling for seniors available at area Goodwill locations

Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018

SARASOTA, FL – Seniors and adults with disabilities who have concerns about Medicare and other health insurance options can receive free insurance counseling at several new locations. SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) counselors are now providing free, unbiased health insurance counseling at Goodwill Manasota community rooms at four... more»

Goodwill Manasota team member recognized by local social workers chapter

Published Thursday, April 5, 2018

SARASOTA, FL – On March 26, the National Association of Social Workers Florida Chapter (NASW-FL), Sarasota/Manatee Unit recognized Goodwill Manasota’s director of Veterans Services, C.J. Bannister, as its 2018 Public Citizen of the Year. The award, which was presented during NASW-FL’s annual awards dinner at Libby’s Café,... more»

Goodwill and ITN SunCoast partner for seniors

Published Tuesday, April 3, 2018

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota and ITN SunCoast have partnered on the fundraising and awareness campaign “Be the One – Let’s Go Places.” The mission of the campaign is to raise money and awareness of the resources available in the community to help seniors or adults with vision challenges, who are limited or... more»

Goodwill recognizes Financial Literacy Month in April

Published Wednesday, March 28, 2018

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – National Financial Literacy Month is recognized every year in April in the U.S. to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach Americans to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. For the past 15 years, Goodwill Manasota has been committed to promoting financial literacy and ensuring that individuals... more»

Spring cleaning tips from Goodwill Manasota

Published Thursday, March 22, 2018

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – It’s an annual rite of spring: as warmer weather arrives, most Americans will take time to declutter and spruce up their homes. A 2017 poll by Sparefoot, a self-storage industry news site, found that 78 percent of Americans plan to tackle spring cleaning projects, spending an average of four days on the process. And more... more»

Goodwill veterans program staffer speaks at Veteran Entrepreneurship Forum

Published Tuesday, March 20, 2018

BRADENTON, FL – On March 7, Bryan Jacobs, an advisor on Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program team, spoke at the South Florida Veteran Entrepreneurship Forum in Miami. Organized by Vetpreneur, an organization created to support and empower veterans in entrepreneurial endeavors, the event showcased firsthand accounts of the U.S. military... more»