Press Releases

Veteran helped by Goodwill throws first pitch at Marauders game

Published Thursday, July 5, 2018

BRADENTON, FL – ​During its game against the Palm Beach Cardinals on July 3, the Bradenton Marauders presented an Independence Day celebration with a true patriotic flair. The festivities included a patriotic jersey auction benefiting Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program and a ceremonial first pitch thrown out by Army veteran... more»

MTC to offer GED classes at Goodwill's Manatee locations

Published Friday, June 15, 2018

BRADENTON, FL – In response to the closing of Manatee Technical College's North Campus in Palmetto, Goodwill Manasota has made available community rooms at three of its Manatee County locations to provide space for the school's GED® Preparation classes. At the beginning of the new academic year in August, Manatee Technical College (MTC) will offer its GED classes at Goodwill's Corporate Campus (2715 51st Ave. E.), Ranch Lake (8750 E. State Road 70) and Cortez (3465 Cortez Rd. W.) sites, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

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Goodwill to host free consultations with Gulfcoast Legal Services attorneys

Published Monday, June 11, 2018

BRADENTON, FL – Community members who have legal questions are invited to take advantage of free consultations with attorneys from Gulfcoast Legal Services. The attorneys will meet potential clients at no cost for up to 30 minutes to determine if they are eligible for services in the following legal areas: family, housing, immigration, elder, consumer and/or victims of crime.

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Goodwill, SRQ Vets expand access to mental health counseling for veterans

Published Thursday, May 31, 2018

In 2016, Goodwill Manasota launched the BRAVE (Benefits, Resources and Veterans Education) networking program. Through a partnership with the Women’s Resource Center of Manatee and Sarasota (WRC), the two organizations were able to make mental health care available for all local veterans at no cost. Now, thanks to funding being provided by SRQ VETS, Goodwill is thrilled to expand the availability of mental health counseling from one day per week to every day.

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Goodwill's Fawley Scholarship Fund expands to include tech certification

Published Thursday, May 24, 2018

A 2017 U.S. News & World report of high school graduation rates showed Florida coming in last – bad news not only for those who don’t earn their diplomas but also the communities where residents are less educated and, thus, less employable. Understanding that education is critical in achieving future success, Goodwill Manasota has created, and is now expanding, educational opportunities for community members seeking a better future.

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Goodwill honors supporters during Ambassador Recognition Luncheon

Published Monday, May 21, 2018

Goodwill Manasota held its sixth annual Ambassador Recognition Luncheon on May 11 at Michael’s On East. This event recognizes those who make a commitment to share the mission of Goodwill with the greater community by volunteering at events, speaking on the organization's behalf, creating new fundraisers, and introducing their friends, family and colleagues to Goodwill.

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Goodwill marks Military Appreciation Month with Veterans Open House

Published Thursday, May 10, 2018

May is Military Appreciation Month and Goodwill Manasota is determined to observe the occasion throughout the month – as well as all year long. On Friday, May 25, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Goodwill Manasota will present a Veterans Open House for veterans and their families at the Goodwill Veterans Services Center.

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Goodwill Manasota to celebrate 'Goodwill Week'

Published Sunday, May 6, 2018

From May 6-12, Goodwill Manasota will observe and celebrate the annual "Goodwill Week," as Goodwills across the United States and in Canada offer job fairs, host community programs, and hold special events – among other activities – to honor its supporters.

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