Press Releases

Goodwill contributes $1.3 billion back into Florida economy

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 Valentineís Day

Goodwill to surprise shoppers on Valentineís 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

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

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»

Goodwill Manasota beefs up its veterans program

Goodwill Manasota beefs up its veterans program

Published Tuesday, January 16, 2018

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota has made significant moves to beef up its Veterans Services Program. The nonprofit organization has hired three new team members to staff its Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP), promoted an existing team member to a new role, and shifted a former career services employee to assist in non-HVRP... more»

Goodwill, Michaelís On East present 13th annual Mardi Gras Gala

Goodwill, Michaelís On East present 13th annual Mardi Gras Gala

Published Thursday, January 11, 2018

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota and Michael’s On East invite the public to the most anticipated event of the season: the Mardi Gras Gala. This event features amazing authentic Cajun food, open bar, fabulous live auction items, New Orleans-style music, and dancing. The 2018 Mardi Gras Gala will take place on February 8, 6-9 p.m. at... more»

Goodwill, Replay Outreach partner to help at-risk teens

Goodwill, Replay Outreach partner to help at-risk teens

Published Tuesday, January 9, 2018

BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota is launching a new partnership with Replay Outreach in an effort to help at-risk youth in our community. The organizations will combine their respective expertise in career services and youth outreach to provide job training and shadowing, and the opportunity for part-time jobs, with the goal of helping teens get on... more»

Area barbershop providing free haircuts for veterans

Area barbershop providing free haircuts for veterans

Published Thursday, January 4, 2018

SARASOTA, FL - Local business owner Danny Campos-Lopez has found a special way to give back to deserving area veterans. Campos-Lopez, owner of Sharp Cuts Barbershop in downtown Sarasota, reached out to Goodwill Manasota's Veteran Services Program team in early December, offering to provide free haircuts to veterans in need. Eric Davis, who served for 10... more»