Press Releases

Goodwill Manasota awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation

Published Tuesday, March 22, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL — The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International announced Goodwill Manasota has been accredited for an additional period of three years for its Job Connection Program. The Job Connection program – a free service – is designed to help individuals obtain long-term employment or... more»

Goodwill encourages spring cleaning with #CleanSweep campaign

Published Thursday, March 17, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL — Spring cleaning is a great time to sort out the clutter but it can also be an overwhelming chore that intimidates people from even getting started. Goodwill offers these five expert tips to help community members not just to start, but to conquer spring cleaning and develop new habits to keep them organized all year long. ... more»

Veteran Air Conditioning to hold community-wide donation drive benefiting Goodwill

Published Tuesday, March 15, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Throughout the month of April, Veteran Air Conditioning will hold a donation drive with its clients and the general public to support Goodwill’s Veterans Services Program. All month, Veteran Air will pick up items members of the Sarasota-Manatee community no longer want or need and will transport them to Goodwill, where... more»

Goodwill director appointed to National Cooperative Purchasing Program board

Published Thursday, March 3, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Sam Budd, Goodwill Manasota’s materials management director, was recently named to the Goodwill National Cooperative Purchasing Program (NCPP) advisory board. The NCPP is operated by the Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia and serves as an independent purchasing agency that works to leverage the collective... more»

Kiwanis Club of Sarasota donates to Goodwill's Veterans Services Program

Published Tuesday, March 1, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – The Kiwanis Club of Sarasota recently donated $4,274.45 to Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program. The money was raised through the sale of tickets to the 2nd annual Sarasota Kiwanis Veterans Day Breakfast, held in 2015. The proceeds were shared by Goodwill Manasota and the Kiwanis Foundation. “We are... more»

Goodwill receives $225,000 Department of Labor grant to help homeless veterans

Published Thursday, February 25, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill has received a grant of $225,000 from the Department of Labor to fund the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, which operates under the auspices of Goodwill’s Veterans Services Program. This grant will help to expand the available service offerings provided by Goodwill to assist our returning heroes. In... more»

Goodwill Manasota opening new retail store in Sarasota

Published Tuesday, February 23, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – On Thursday, March 3, Goodwill Manasota will celebrate the opening of its newest retail store. The new Cass location, at 7241 S. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota, will be open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 7pm, and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. The location includes a drive-through for donations. “We are very excited to... more»

Goodwill Manasota and Art Center Sarasota partner for third annual MASHterpieces art exhibition

Published Thursday, February 18, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota has partnered with Art Center Sarasota for the third annual MASHterpieces art exhibition, featuring pieces donated to Goodwill Manasota, selected by 30 area artists and transformed into new works of art. The exhibit will run from March 17 – April 23 at Art Center Sarasota (707 N. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota),... more»