Press Releases

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»

Goodwill partners with area schools on program for exceptional students

Goodwill partners with area schools on program for exceptional students

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – A partnership between Sarasota County Schools and Goodwill Manasota has enabled Exceptional Student Education (ESE) students from Booker High School to enjoy in-service training and job preparation skills at the Goodwill Mecca location in northern Sarasota. Seven students are learning on the job – five at a time, five... more»

Partnership of Goodwill Manasota and local food banks helps to feed the hungry

Partnership of Goodwill Manasota and local food banks helps to feed the hungry

Published Thursday, February 21, 2019

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL - While Goodwill Manasota is well known for accepting donations of gently-used items from the community and selling those goods in its retail stores – with revenues funding its mission of changing lives through the power of work – it's not just items like clothing, home goods, books, sporting goods and electronics being... more»

Free Medicare counseling for seniors available at area Goodwill locations

Free Medicare counseling for seniors available at area Goodwill locations

Published Friday, February 15, 2019

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 receives $40,000 grant for ‘Bank On’ program

Goodwill receives $40,000 grant for ‘Bank On’ program

Published Tuesday, February 5, 2019

SARASOTA, FL – Goodwill Manasota recently received a grant of $40,000 from the Cities for Financial Empowerment (CFE) Fund in order to implement the “Bank On” program integration for its more than 700 employees as well as veterans and Job Connection customers served by Goodwill. The Bank On program connects people who are unbanked and... more»

Goodwill, Michael's On East present Mardi Gras Gala

Goodwill, Michael's On East present Mardi Gras Gala

Published Friday, January 18, 2019

SARASOTA, 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 authentic Cajun food, open bar, fabulous live auction items, New Orleans-style music, and dancing. The 2019 Mardi Gras Gala will take place on Tuesday, March 5, 6-10 p.m. at... more»

Goodwill partners with Girls Inc. for Youth Lunch & Learn program

Goodwill partners with Girls Inc. for Youth Lunch & Learn program

Published Tuesday, January 8, 2019

SARASOTA, FL – Just in time for the holidays, girls from Girls Inc. of Sarasota County had a lesson on philanthropy and gave of their own time and efforts to help those in need. On December 28, middle and high school girls enrolled at Girls Inc. participated in a Youth Lunch & Learn at the Goodwill Manasota corporate campus and participated in the... more»