Press Releases

Goodwill receives grant to assist individuals with barriers to employment

Goodwill receives grant to assist individuals with barriers to employment

Published Thursday, June 11, 2020

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota recently received a grant of $60,000 from the Ralph S. French Charitable Foundation in support of the award-winning GoodPartner Coach program. This is the tenth year that Goodwill has received funding from the French Foundation for this purpose. The GoodPartner Coach program offers individuals with... more»

Goodwill Manasota donates food to Our Daily Bread

Goodwill Manasota donates food to Our Daily Bread

Published Thursday, May 14, 2020

BRADENTON, FL – For years, Goodwill Manasota has placed collection bins at each of its attended donation centers so that community members could donate non-perishable foods for those in need. The food has then been picked up by The Food Bank of Manatee and All Faiths Food Bank. In April, in response to an urgent local need, Goodwill made its first... more»

Goodwill Manasota receives face masks from Asolo Rep

Goodwill Manasota receives face masks from Asolo Rep

Published Thursday, May 7, 2020

SARASOTA, FL – In tough times, people and organizations often turn to one another for comfort and support. One recent partnership between an area theatre and social service nonprofit proves that we are stronger together. As business restrictions due to COVID-19 are gradually loosened and Goodwill Manasota reopens its retail stores (while observing... more»

Goodwill Manasota hosts Manatee County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit training

Goodwill Manasota hosts Manatee County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit training

Published Friday, May 1, 2020

While the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the temporary closure of Goodwill Manasota's stores and offices, its Corporate Campus was instrumental in a recent law enforcement exercise. The facility played host to a group of officers and service dogs from the Manatee County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit to train the dogs to sniff out “drugs” and... more»

Goodwill Manasota awarded grant from COVID-19 Response Initiative

Goodwill Manasota awarded grant from COVID-19 Response Initiative

Published Tuesday, April 21, 2020

SARASOTA, FL – To help workers from Goodwill Manasota who have been furloughed due to the economic impacts of the coronavirus disease, Goodwill has received a grant of $33,746 to support the rehiring of five GoodPartner Coaches through the COVID-19 Response Initiative, a joint effort of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Charles & Margery... more»

Coronavirus impacts force Goodwill Manasota to reduce its staff

Coronavirus impacts force Goodwill Manasota to reduce its staff

Published Friday, March 27, 2020

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – In response to the significant financial impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Goodwill Manasota has made significant staff reductions, impacting 374 employees – or 52% of its workforce – effective March 27, 2020 until further notice. The affected employees have been placed on temporary furlough. The... more»

Goodwill, Michael’s On East present annual Mardi Gras Gala

Goodwill, Michael’s On East present annual Mardi Gras Gala

Published Friday, February 7, 2020

SARASOTA, FL – Goodwill Manasota and Michael’s On East invite the public to the most anticipated event of the season: the Mardi Gras Gala. This event features authentic New Orleans cuisine, open bar, live Dixieland music and dancing, an array of circus performers, fabulous live auction items, and more. Goodwill’s 2020 Mardi Gras Gala will... more»

Local veteran receives the gift of a car for the holidays

Local veteran receives the gift of a car for the holidays

Published Monday, January 6, 2020

SARASOTA, FL – In December – just before the holidays – Abel Gutierrez, a veteran who has been through very rough times but has received significant assistance from several area nonprofit organizations, was surprised with the gift of a car by SRQ Vets and the Goodwill Manasota Veterans Services Program team. Gutierrez moved to Florida... more»