Press Releases

Goodwill partnerships provide training, jobs to diverse populations

Published Thursday, February 15, 2018

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – In a continuing effort to increase employability skills and place more people – particularly those who are unemployed or underemployed – in jobs, Goodwill has actively partnered with hundreds of organizations. Through these cooperative efforts, Goodwill is able to provide job skills training, job placement, and... more»

Goodwill shopper finds Super Bowl treasure

Published Friday, February 9, 2018

VENICE, FL – One keen-eyed Green Bay Packers fan received quite a surprise while shopping at the Goodwill Manasota location in the Rialto Plaza on Venice Island. Justin Doyle – who is also known as Billy Jack from the Jones and Company morning show on 107.9 WSRZ – was perusing the sporting equipment section of his favorite Goodwill when a... more»

Goodwill Manasota celebrates third anniversary of Tech Connection program

Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018

BRADENTON, FL – In 2015, Goodwill Manasota launched the Tech Connection program. The goals for the effort were: to refurbish and resell computers and accessories as a new source of revenue, to keep additional items out of landfills, and to offer an educational product to the community at extremely affordable prices. As the program celebrates its... more»

Goodwill Manasota recognized for successful retention program

Published Thursday, February 1, 2018

BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota’s innovative GoodPartner Coach Program has made such an impact on the lives of employees that it has been recognized with a commendation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International, an independent, nonprofit accrediting body. The GoodPartner Coach Program provides team... more»

Goodwill contributes $1.3 billion back into Florida economy

Published Tuesday, January 30, 2018

BRADENTON, FL – Representatives from Goodwill Manasota and the Florida Goodwill Association (FGA) traveled to Tallahassee to share economic impact and workforce data that was collected on behalf of Goodwill organizations throughout the state. FGA president Jeremy Miller, Goodwill Manasota president and CEO Bob Rosinsky and vice president Veronica... more»

Goodwill to surprise shoppers on Valentine’s Day

Published Thursday, January 25, 2018

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota has decided to show its love for its shoppers and supporters this coming Valentine's Day, which occurs during Random Acts of Kindness Week (February 11-17). On February 14th, Goodwill will distribute gift cards to random shoppers throughout all of its locations to illustrate the joy that can be found in... more»

Goodwill offers workshop on sexual harassment in the workplace

Published Tuesday, January 23, 2018

BRADENTON, FL – The “Time’s Up” movement, which took center stage at the recent Golden Globes, has put sexual harassment in the workplace front and center. The movement is hoping to strengthen sexual harassment and discrimination laws across the country and push for equal pay between genders in all industries. Goodwill, a national... more»

Community helps homeless veteran run to a better life

Published Thursday, January 18, 2018

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Launched in 2013, Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program was created to help eliminate barriers to employment, provide opportunities for higher-paying positions for veterans and their families, and connect veterans with needed social services. Recently, program staff helped to coordinate an effort with several... more»