Press Releases

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»

Goodwill, MTC partner on Community College 101 series

Goodwill, MTC partner on Community College 101 series

Published Thursday, December 29, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Recent grants from Goodwill Industries International (GII) will enable Goodwill Manasota – with the partnership of Manatee Technical College (MTC) – to expand its local impact. The partners will present “Community College 101,” a program designed to prepare participants and provide them with the support... more»

Goodwill receives funds to bolster Fawley Scholarship Fund

Goodwill receives funds to bolster Fawley Scholarship Fund

Published Wednesday, December 28, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Last year, Goodwill Manasota launched the Rick and Coni Fawley Scholarship Fund, to help Goodwill team members who do not have their high school diploma earn their GED. This year, the program was expanded to clients of Goodwill’s free career services program, Job Connection. In mid-December, Mike Bryant – former... more»

Coldwell Banker donates to Goodwill’s veterans program

Coldwell Banker donates to Goodwill’s veterans program

Published Thursday, December 22, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate CARES, the charitable arm of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, presented a $700 donation to Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program. Through the Veterans Services Program, Goodwill Manasota works to help returning servicemen and women reintegrate back into their... more»

Adams and Reese brings Christmas cheer to Goodwill employee and her family

Adams and Reese brings Christmas cheer to Goodwill employee and her family

Published Tuesday, December 20, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – A standout Goodwill team member was recently granted a multitude of reasons to celebrate this holiday season as her family was selected to be the beneficiary of the Adams and Reese Sarasota office’s HUGS Program. Goodwill Manasota employee Antoinette Goggins and her three children will receive items including a Christmas... more»

Goodwill spreads holiday cheer to local veterans in need

Goodwill spreads holiday cheer to local veterans in need

Published Friday, December 16, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – On December 13, Goodwill – in partnership with the Gail Baird Foundation – hosted a festive holiday lunch for more than 50 homeless veterans from Sarasota and Manatee counties. Highlights included a delicious lunch of hot turkey and fixings prepared by Zildjian Catering, gifts, and educational information about... more»

Holiday gift-giving idea: Help create jobs in our community this season

Holiday gift-giving idea: Help create jobs in our community this season

Published Tuesday, December 13, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – The holiday season provides the perfect opportunity to give thanks and to give back to people who are facing challenges within our communities. Whether it’s an individual with a disability who is having trouble finding an employer who will see him for his abilities, a veteran facing challenges to reintegrating into her... more»