Press Releases

Goodwill veterans program staffer speaks at Veteran Entrepreneurship Forum

Published Tuesday, March 20, 2018

BRADENTON, FL – On March 7, Bryan Jacobs, an advisor on Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program team, spoke at the South Florida Veteran Entrepreneurship Forum in Miami. Organized by Vetpreneur, an organization created to support and empower veterans in entrepreneurial endeavors, the event showcased firsthand accounts of the U.S. military... more»

Goodwill, Children’s Guardian Fund partner for foster children

Published Thursday, March 15, 2018

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota and the Children’s Guardian Fund are partnering on a new initiative, “Celebrate You,” with the goal of brightening the birthdays of children in foster care. Thanks to generous donors John and Robin Sullivan and Maureen and Jack Higgins, the program will provide children in foster care with... more»

Area nonprofits partner to help children of deceased or disabled veterans

Published Tuesday, March 13, 2018

BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota and Take Stock in Children of Manatee County have joined forces to create a scholarship program for the children of deceased or disabled veterans. The partnership is dedicated to serving the families of service members from all branches of the armed forces who have died or become disabled as a result of their military... more»

Goodwill, Turning Points celebrate five years of partnership

Published Thursday, March 8, 2018

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota recently celebrated the five-year anniversary of its Job Connection location at Turning Points. The organizations have partnered in an effort to provide access to Goodwill’s free career services for community members who are homeless or at-risk. Located at the Bill Galvano One Stop Center in Bradenton,... more»

Goodwill celebrates National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Published Tuesday, March 6, 2018

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – This month, as the U.S. recognizes National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, Goodwill Manasota is calling on area businesses to consider hiring individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, which takes place in March each year, is an opportunity to... more»

Goodwill keeps more than 41 million pounds from landfills in 2017

Published Tuesday, February 27, 2018

BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota, a leader of the “reduce, reuse, recycle” movement,” has continued its commitment to move toward zero waste. In 2017, thanks to its donated goods retail operation, numerous salvage partnerships, and recycling efforts, Goodwill Manasota helped to divert more than 41.2 million pounds from area... more»

Goodwill Manasota CEO earns honor from international organization

Published Thursday, February 22, 2018

BRADENTON, FL - During the recent 2018 Goodwill Industries International CEO Recognition Banquet in Orlando, Fla., Bob Rosinsky, president and CEO of Goodwill Manasota, won the P.J. Trevethan Award. This honor is presented annually to one Goodwill CEO for outstanding contributions to the training of Goodwill personnel. The award is named for P.J. Trevethan,... more»

Goodwill Manasota promotes operations team member

Published Tuesday, February 20, 2018

BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota has promoted team member Rolf Halverson to the position of director of donated goods operations. In this role, he will oversee attended donation center operations, salvage, new goods, and purchasing for Goodwill Manasota. Halverson began his Goodwill career in Portland, Ore. nearly 20 years ago. He worked first as a... more»