Press Releases

For Robert and Rob Morris, a passion for Goodwill runs in the family

Published Tuesday, March 7, 2017

SARASOTA, FL – For father and son duo Robert and Rob Morris, volunteering on behalf of Goodwill Manasota is a family affair. Bob served on the board of directors for at least 20 years, serving as chairman several times; this month, Rob will step down as chairman after two years of leading the nonprofit. Throughout his childhood, Rob saw, first-hand,... more»

Goodwill partnership will increase pool of skilled labor in region

Published Friday, March 3, 2017

BRADENTON, FL – Through a grant from Goodwill Industries International and Bank of America, Goodwill Manasota will help to provide another resource to enable individuals to attain the skills needed for career success. Free weekly small engine repair classes will be offered; participants who graduate from the course are guaranteed an interview with a... more»

Manager of number one Goodwill store in Florida tapped to lead new location

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – For the past seven years, Shannon Lummert-Helmer has led the team at the Honore retail location in Sarasota to unprecedented success. Since taking the helm, her team has grown from 60 to more than 90 team members, has become the top revenue generator for all Goodwill stores in Florida, and ranks fifth in the nation out of... more»

Goodwill's Role Model Worker program ensures success, supports retention

Published Tuesday, February 28, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota knows that its employees are its most important resource, investing significantly in thousands of hours of on-the-clock training for its team members each year. Goodwill employees are provided with the tools and resources to be successful at work, to grow personally, and to achieve their life goals. Through... more»

Publix Super Markets Charities continues support of Goodwill

Published Tuesday, February 14, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota has recently received a grant from Publix Super Markets Charities to help support the salary of a GoodPartner Coach. This is the fifth year that Goodwill has received funding from Publix Super Markets Charities in support of this program, for which the need increases as Goodwill continues to hire individuals... more»

Goodwill, Donte's Den partner on educational dog safety course

Published Thursday, February 9, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – In a new venture, Goodwill Manasota and Donte’s Den Foundation are teaming up to help families with young children more fully appreciate and benefit from the joys of pet ownership. A workshop, “Donte’s Orientation Guide” (DOG), will be offered once a month at Goodwill community rooms throughout the... more»

Goodwill partners with Local Tea Company on 'Cup of Kindness'

Published Tuesday, February 7, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – The week of Feb 12-18 offers an annual opportunity to unite people through kindness. First formally recognized in 1995, National Random Acts of Kindness Week is a seven-day celebration with the goal of demonstrating that kindness is contagious. It’s an opportunity for people to leave the world better than they found it... more»

Goodwill Manasota releases 2016 impact numbers

Published Wednesday, February 1, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota has released its program numbers for 2016 and the data shows record-breaking impact for the nonprofit organization, which serves Sarasota, Manatee, Desoto and Hardee counties. Goodwill’s impact is divided into four areas: employment, environmental, educational and economic. Goodwill Manasota provides... more»