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First Church donates turkeys for veterans in need

First Church donates turkeys for veterans in need

Published Monday, November 23, 2020

SARASOTA, Fla. – As it has for a number of years, First Church has brightened the holidays for veterans in need. Church members – led by missions chair Peggy Hite – contributed 45 turkeys as well as a big box of side dishes for veterans served by Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services program. The food was delivered to the... more»

Goodwill secures additional match from the Louis & Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust

Goodwill secures additional match from the Louis & Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust

Published Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Local nonprofit organization Goodwill Manasota is thrilled to have access to crucial program funding through a new partnership with the Louis & Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust. Together with a substantial contribution from William Isaac, chairman of the Sarasota Private Trust Company, and his wife, Christine, the Louis & Gloria Flanzer... more»

Virtual volunteer fair results in project benefiting area veterans

 Virtual volunteer fair results in project benefiting area veterans

Published Friday, November 13, 2020

SARASOTA, FL – While the coronavirus pandemic has impacted nearly every area of life – and mostly not for the better – it has not resulted in a loss of compassion. As a recent collaboration of Ringling College and Goodwill Manasota shows, our community’s prolific desire and willingness to help others has remained... more»

Goodwill veterans services team leader named 'Veteran of the Year'

Goodwill veterans services team leader named 'Veteran of the Year'

Published Wednesday, November 11, 2020

SARASOTA, FL – On Veterans Day, Todd Hughes – a veteran of the U.S. Army who serves as the manager for the Goodwill Manasota Veterans Services Program – was honored by the Sarasota County Veterans Commission with the John H. McLain Veteran of the Year Award. Recipients of this prestigious award are selected based upon their service to... more»

Grant enables Goodwill to subsidize security guard training

Grant enables Goodwill to subsidize security guard training

Published Tuesday, September 29, 2020

BRADENTON, FL – In order to help community members who are looking to enhance their skills and earn a better, more livable wage, Goodwill Manasota has enabled security guard training through generous funding from the Evans Family Charitable Fund of the Manatee Community Foundation. The grant is designated for the enrollment of 12 community members in... more»

Goodwill Manasota provides ESOL classes for its employees

 Goodwill Manasota provides ESOL classes for its employees

Published Tuesday, September 22, 2020

SARASOTA, FL – In an effort to help its employees to achieve work and life success, Goodwill Manasota is offering virtual ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes each week for team members whose primary language is not English. These classes, which are taught by instructors provided by the Literacy Council of Sarasota, are provided... more»

Goodwill launches new information and referrals program

Goodwill launches new information and referrals program

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2020

SARASOTA/MANATEE, FL – As communities and organizations across the country continue to make adjustments in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Goodwill Manasota is working to address current and urgent needs with a new program. Through Community Connection – which was launched in May – community members can access information and... more»

Goodwill Manasota receives $50,000 grant for GoodPartner Coach program

 Goodwill Manasota receives $50,000 grant for GoodPartner Coach program

Published Thursday, August 13, 2020

SARASOTA, FL – Goodwill Manasota recently received a grant of $50,000 in Community Investment funding from United Way Suncoast, designated for its GoodPartner Coach Financial Literacy program. The United Way funding will support efforts to provide Goodwill employees – primarily those who live and/or work in North Sarasota – with one-on-one... more»