Press Releases

Goodwill Manasota presents Patriots Day Breakfast

Published Thursday, August 31, 2017

SARASOTA, FL - During the month of September, Goodwill Manasota is celebrating “Heroes Month” in recognition of first responders, firefighters, police officers, and the veterans in our community. As part of the month-long observance, Goodwill’s Veterans Services Program will host a Patriots Day Breakfast on Monday, September 11, 9-11 a.m.... more»

Goodwill launches 'Change Series' to inspire personal, professional transformations

Published Tuesday, August 29, 2017

LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL – Goodwill Manasota is expanding its programmatic offerings to include a new speaker series to inspire and empower change in the personal and professional realms. The five-part “Change Series” will feature speakers who will address topics including emotional health, communication, collaboration, networking and public... more»

Goodwill Manasota, 92.1 CTQ partner to present 'Young Guns of Country'

Published Thursday, August 24, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – For the third year, Goodwill Manasota and 92.1 CTQ are partnering for “Young Guns of Country,” a free concert featuring some of country music’s hottest young acts, on Tuesday, September 12 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall (777 N. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota). Rising stars Easton Corbin, Midland, and Walker... more»

Goodwill Manasota to celebrate 'Heroes Month' in September

Published Wednesday, August 23, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL - During the month of September, Goodwill Manasota will celebrate “Heroes Month” in recognition of veterans, first responders, firefighters, police officers and everyday heroes in our community. They will start with Heroes Month proclamations by Sarasota and Manatee Counties and host activities throughout the month to... more»

Goodwill to celebrate National Thrift Shop Day

Published Thursday, August 10, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota, along with all Goodwill Industries International affiliates, will celebrate National Thrift Shop Day on Thursday, August 17. The organization hopes people will enjoy more than just great finds at great prices – when people shop at Goodwill, they contribute to programs that provide education, skills... more»

Goodwill Manasota awarded third-year grant to help homeless veterans

Published Tuesday, August 8, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill has received a grant of $225,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor to fund the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, which operates under the auspices of Goodwill’s Veterans Services Program. This grant will help to expand the available service offerings provided by Goodwill to assist our returning heroes. ... more»

Goodwill partners with SOFA for monthly financial literacy workshops

Published Thursday, August 3, 2017

BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota is pleased to host a monthly workshop series - in collaboration with June Braithwaite, who is a member of the Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA) - focusing on financial literacy. The events, part of Goodwill's Good Neighbor program, are free and open to the public and take place the first Wednesday of the month in... more»

Goodwill promotes from within for transportation and logistics position

Published Wednesday, August 2, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota has promoted from within to fill a critical post at the organization: Ron McLaurin has been named director of transportation and logistics. In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing all who pick up and deliver donated goods at homes, businesses, attended donation centers, and Goodwill Good Neighbor... more»