Press Releases

Everglades University, Goodwill Manasota partner on Suits for Vets donation drive

Published Friday, November 9, 2018

BRADENTON/SARASOTA, FL - The Everglades University - Sarasota Campus recently partnered with Goodwill Manasota and its Veterans Services Program to collect business clothing for the Suits for Vets program. The month-long donation drive resulted in the collection of more than 30 suits and various pieces of clothing for veterans served through Goodwill to wear and put their best foot forward during job interviews.

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Goodwill Manasota Launches Financial Literacy Mobile App

Published Friday, October 26, 2018

With the support of a grant of $10,000 last year from SunTrust Foundation, Goodwill Manasota has launched an app called “Show Me the Good Money,” which will help users develop the skills needed to successfully manage personal finances and transition from poverty to economic independence. The app, which is free, is available at the Google Play store by searching “Show Me the Good Money.” SunTrust Foundation and Goodwill Manasota are pleased to continue to promote and expand the reach of existing financial literacy training for low- and moderate-income workers as well as adolescents in the community. 

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Goodwill Manasota names its 2018 Team Member of the Year

Published Monday, October 15, 2018

BRADENTON/SARASOTA, FL – During its annual Community Ambassador of the Year Award Dinner on October 17, Goodwill Manasota will recognize six community leaders who contribute to our community and Goodwill’s success through volunteer efforts and philanthropy. The nonprofit will also recognize Suzanne Ottomanelli – a very special employee who has overcome significant challenges and, with Goodwill’s support, gotten her life and career back on track – as its Team Member of the Year.

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Team member from Goodwill's veterans' program honored

Published Thursday, August 16, 2018

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Chris Landis, an advisor with Goodwill Manasota's Veterans Services Program, was recently honored with the "Hero of the Month" award by Homes for Heroes. Janine Morris, an affiliate realtor with Homes for Heroes, visited with the Veterans Services Program team and presented Landis with his award, recognizing his extraordinary... more»

Goodwill Manasota donates clothing for students at Horizons Academy

Published Monday, August 13, 2018

Goodwill Manasota recently donated gift certificates to Bradenton's Horizons Academy so that clothing could be purchased for students returning for the new school year. Trisha Davis, who works in the ESE department of Horizons Academy, used the certificates at Goodwill's North Bradenton Clearance Center to buy the clothes, which will be given to students in... more»

Goodwill donates books to United Way Suncoast's Summer Pals program

Published Thursday, August 2, 2018

BRADENTON, FL – Throughout the summer, while children from low-income families receive food at numerous Manatee County School District "Summer Break Spot" sites, United Way Suncoast's Summer Pals program volunteers have traditionally handed out books, activity worksheets and books, and provided learning and reading activities each week while children... more»

Bradenton Marauders support Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program

Published Monday, July 30, 2018

BRADENTON, FL – During its game against the Palm Beach Cardinals on July 3, the Bradenton Marauders presented an Independence Day celebration featuring a fireworks show, Independence Day T-shirts for the first 1,500 fans through the gate, and a patriotic jersey auction benefiting Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program. The ceremonial... more»

Goodwill Manasota receives grant to assist individuals with barriers to employment

Published Monday, July 23, 2018

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota recently received a grant of $75,000 from the Ralph S. French Charitable Foundation in support of the award-winning GoodPartner Coach program. This is the eighth year that Goodwill has received funding from the French Foundation for this purpose. The GoodPartner Coach program offers individuals with... more»