Press Releases

Goodwill donates books to United Way Suncoast's Summer Pals program

Goodwill donates books to United Way Suncoast's Summer Pals program

Published Thursday, August 2, 2018

BRADENTON, FL – Throughout the summer, while children from low-income families receive food at numerous Manatee County School District "Summer Break Spot" sites, United Way Suncoast's Summer Pals program volunteers have traditionally handed out books, activity worksheets and books, and provided learning and reading activities each week while children... more»

Bradenton Marauders support Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program

Bradenton Marauders support Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program

Published Monday, July 30, 2018

BRADENTON, FL – During its game against the Palm Beach Cardinals on July 3, the Bradenton Marauders presented an Independence Day celebration featuring a fireworks show, Independence Day T-shirts for the first 1,500 fans through the gate, and a patriotic jersey auction benefiting Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program. The ceremonial... more»

Goodwill Manasota receives grant to assist individuals with barriers to employment

 Goodwill Manasota receives grant to assist individuals with barriers to employment

Published Monday, July 23, 2018

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota recently received a grant of $75,000 from the Ralph S. French Charitable Foundation in support of the award-winning GoodPartner Coach program. This is the eighth year that Goodwill has received funding from the French Foundation for this purpose. The GoodPartner Coach program offers individuals with... more»

Veteran helped by Goodwill throws first pitch at Marauders game

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

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

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

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

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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