Press Releases

Goodwill helps the environment and the homeless through craft activity

Published Thursday, April 13, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – As Earth Day approaches, Goodwill Manasota – the pioneer of the “reduce, reuse, recycle” movement – is proud to showcase its commitment to protecting the environment. In an effort to find new ways to be good stewards of the planet, Goodwill Manasota is taking a stand on plastic shopping bags, many of... more»

Goodwill to open new location in Bradenton

Published Tuesday, April 11, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – On April 13, Goodwill Manasota will open its Cortez location, its newest retail store in Manatee County. Located at 3465 Cortez Road West in Bradenton (at 34th and Cortez), the store will offer 17,300 square feet of retail space, 11,300 square feet of production space, and a community room for nonprofits and community partners... more»

Goodwill, Girl Scouts partner on leadership project to honor veterans

Published Friday, April 7, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota and Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida are teaming up for the “Girl Scout Leadership Experience,” a community project with the goal of honoring veterans, inspiring patriotism, and embracing freedom. Girl Scout Cadettes (grades 6-8) will participate in a variety of activities to earn leadership... more»

A Goodwill leadership success story

Published Friday, March 31, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – In mid-March, Peter Crowley took the helm as chair of the board for Goodwill Manasota for the second time. A recurring role at an organization he has cared about for more than two decades. In the summer of 1993, Peter Crowley had just finished his freshman year at Duke University and was looking for something worthwhile to... more»

Goodwill recognizes Financial Literacy Month in April

Published Tuesday, March 28, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – National Financial Literacy Month is recognized in the month of April in the United States in an effort 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... more»

Goodwill's Fawley Scholarship Fund celebrates first graduate

Published Friday, March 24, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – In 2015, Goodwill Manasota launched the Rick and Coni Fawley Scholarship Fund, to help Goodwill team members who do not have their high school diploma earn their GED. Last year, the program was expanded to clients of Goodwill’s free career services program, Job Connection; Scot Eldridge became the first community member... more»

Goodwill announces 2017-2018 Board of Directors

Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota is pleased to announce its 2017-2018 Board of Directors. Peter Crowley is the chairman of the board, with immediate past chair Rob Morris holding the title of chair emeritus. Drayton Saunders is serving as secretary/treasurer. Goodwill’s 2017-18 directors are Steve Boone, Debbie Douglas, Rae Dowling,... more»

Goodwill Manasota honored for literacy efforts during Literacy Council event

Published Monday, March 13, 2017

SARASOTA, FL – During the Literacy Council of Sarasota's 10th annual Literacy Matters Luncheon, Goodwill Manasota was honored with the 2017 James E. Duffy Friend of Literacy Award. The award, named for one of the nation's foremost literacy advocates and retired president of the ABC Television Network, recognizes people and organizations in the... more»