Press Releases

Goodwill employee buys her first home with assistance from area nonprofits

Goodwill employee buys her first home with assistance from area nonprofits

Published Wednesday, December 4, 2019

BRADENTON, FL - For Goodwill Manasota team member Demetrius "Mimi" Williams, there has been plenty of excitement over the past couple of years. Last year, she was working at a Goodwill Bargain Barn when she found $12,270 in cash among donations from a late community member's estate and turned that money in immediately; the story was picked up by the media... more»

Veterans’ groups collaborate to brighten the holidays

Veterans’ groups collaborate to brighten the holidays

Published Tuesday, November 26, 2019

SARASOTA, FL – On Saturday, December 7th, from 8:30 a.m.-noon, organizations including Goodwill Manasota, SRQ Vets, Vets 2 Success, and VFW 3233 are holding a Christmas Toy Drive & Breakfast at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3233 (124 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota). The organizations are remembering the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor while working... more»

'Change a Life, Save a Life' donation collaboration continues

'Change a Life, Save a Life' donation collaboration continues

Published Monday, November 18, 2019

LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL - Goodwill Manasota and the SunCoast Blood Bank continued their partnership - which launched in September at PGT in North Venice - called "Change a Life, Save a Life." They brought their respective collection vehicles, the "Giving Mobile" and the "Bloodmobile," to the FCCI Insurance Group headquarters in Lakewood Ranch, where employees... more»

Goodwill employee showcases the value of giving a 'hand up'

Goodwill employee showcases the value of giving a 'hand up'

Published Wednesday, November 6, 2019

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Given the opportunity, Courvoisier "CiCi" Malone tends to shine. Yet one youthful mistake almost derailed her potential for life and career success ... until Goodwill Manasota gave her a chance. And on October 17th, during Goodwill Manasota's Community Ambassador of the Year Awards Dinner, Malone will be recognized as... more»

Goodwill Manasota receives grant to support 'Homebuyer's Club'

Goodwill Manasota receives grant to support 'Homebuyer's Club'

Published Friday, November 1, 2019

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota recently received a grant of $4,000 from BankUnited for the Homebuyer's Club program. These funds will support Goodwill's efforts to assist employees who wish to purchase a home. Goodwill's Homebuyer's Club prepares Goodwill employees for home ownership through a long-term program offering education,... more»

Team member from Goodwill's veterans' program honored

Team member from Goodwill's veterans' program honored

Published Wednesday, October 16, 2019

SARASOTA, FL – Jeremiah Robinson, a career development facilitator with Goodwill Manasota's Veterans Services Program, was recently honored with the "Hero of the Month" award. Janine Morris, Realtor Associate with Fine Properties, and Roger McGuire, Branch Manager with Success Mortgage Partners, Inc., visited with the Veterans Services Program team... more»

Goodwill, Florida Department of Corrections to host Second Chance Job Fair

Goodwill, Florida Department of Corrections to host Second Chance Job Fair

Published Wednesday, October 9, 2019

BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota and the Florida Department of Corrections are partnering on the “Second Chance Job Fair” on Wednesday, October 30, at Goodwill’s Corporate Campus (2705 51st Ave. E., Bradenton) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The event, while it is open to all job seekers, will focus on assisting members of the public who are... more»

Goodwill Manasota recognized for energy efficiency efforts

Goodwill Manasota recognized for energy efficiency efforts

Published Friday, October 4, 2019

SARASOTA, FL—Goodwill is well know for its mantra of "reduce, reuse, recycle." Locally, Goodwill Manasota strives to adhere to green business practices, seeking to be energy efficient and reduce its carbon footprint while diverting millions of pounds of unwanted goods annually from area landfills. In June of this year, the organization continued its... more»