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Goodwill Manasota releases 2016 impact numbers

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»

Goodwill Manasota unveils 2017 'I Am Goodwill' marketing campaign

Goodwill Manasota unveils 2017 'I Am Goodwill' marketing campaign

Published Thursday, January 26, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – With the help of its Ambassadors – community members who have made a commitment to share the mission of Goodwill with the greater community – and Goodwill team members, Goodwill Manasota has launched its 2017 “I Am Goodwill” marketing campaign. The campaign videos and print materials feature local... more»

Goodwill exceeds goal on SunTrust Bank grant for financial literacy courses

Goodwill exceeds goal on SunTrust Bank grant for financial literacy courses

Published Tuesday, January 24, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – For the past two years, Goodwill Manasota has offered financial resource classes to the community with generous support from SunTrust Bank. This year, its grant of $10,000 has helped 257 individuals - surpassing the program goal by nearly 40% - paying for a financial literacy coach for low- and moderate-income workers at... more»

Goodwill, Bailes Consulting Services partner to increase reach of employment services

Goodwill, Bailes Consulting Services partner to increase reach of employment services

Published Thursday, January 19, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota, whose core mission is to help those with barriers to employment to find work, is partnering with Bailes Consulting Services, which specializes in employment placement services, to expand their collective ability to serve those who are seeking jobs, or wish to retain their jobs. The partnership began with... more»

Goodwill, Michael's On East present 12th annual Mardi Gras Gala

Goodwill, Michael's On East present 12th annual Mardi Gras Gala

Published Tuesday, January 17, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, 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 amazing authentic Cajun food, open bar, fabulous live auction items, New Orleans-style music, and dancing. The 2017 Mardi Gras Gala will take place on “Fat Tuesday,”... more»

Goodwill Manasota launches 'Business 100'

Goodwill Manasota launches 'Business 100'

Published Thursday, January 12, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota, which is always on the lookout for new and innovative ways to engage local individuals and businesses in their work, has recently launched “Business 100.” The venture provides the nonprofit organization with a new way to raise funds to support its mission of changing lives through the power of... more»

Area student spearheads donation drive for Goodwill

Area student spearheads donation drive for Goodwill

Published Tuesday, January 10, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Braden River High School senior and Goodwill Youth Ambassador Brianna Moss understands not only the life-changing impact Goodwill Manasota has on the lives of community members, but also how she and other teenagers can contribute and make a difference. Moss is spearheading the "BE COOL School Challenge," an effort to collect... more»

Goodwill Manasota to publish 'Ambassador Good Guide'

Goodwill Manasota to publish 'Ambassador Good Guide'

Published Wednesday, January 4, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota, which has worked for years to build a large volunteer and supporter base, will be recognizing and thanking its supporters through the Ambassador Good Guide. The publication – a new venture for the organization – is a resource directory where Goodwill’s supporters, known as Ambassadors, can... more»