Press Releases

Manatee Literacy Council moves to Goodwill location

Published Tuesday, November 14, 2017

BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota is pleased to announce a new partnership with fellow area nonprofit, Manatee Literacy Council. The organization, formerly known as Manatee Reads!, has recently changed its name and is now working out of an office next door to Goodwill’s Cortez location; its new address is 3501 Cortez Rd. W., Suite 6 in... more»

Goodwill celebrates America Recycles Day

Published Thursday, November 9, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – On November 15, Goodwill Manasota will be proud, once again, to take part in America Recycles Day. Each year on this day, millions of people across the U.S. take part in an observance that was begun to encourage people to reduce their waste, recycle more, and buy more products made with recycled content. The benefits of... more»

Goodwill to celebrate anniversary of 'Kindness Community' on World Kindness Day

Published Tuesday, November 7, 2017

SARASOTA, FL - On November 13, Goodwill Manasota will recognize World Kindness Day and celebrate the first anniversary of the launch of the Kindness Community movement in our community. Jacqueline Moore, a past mayor of North Port and a proud Goodwill Ambassador, partnered with Goodwill Manasota last year to launch the community-wide campaign, which was... more»

Goodwill promotes new director of risk management

Published Thursday, November 2, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota has promoted Bill Thielen to director of Risk Management. In this role, he will be responsible for contributing creative new ideas as well as implementing programs and procedures that directly impact all safety, loss and risk issues. Thielen has been with Goodwill since 2009, starting in its Information... more»

Goodwill helping to restock library at St. Martha Catholic School

Published Tuesday, October 31, 2017

SARASOTA, FL - When teachers and administrators returned to St. Martha Catholic School in preparation for the new school year, they were confronted with an unpleasant surprise. Over the summer, St. Martha's library and its contents suffered moisture intrusion resulting in a total loss. Of the 14,000 books, only 150 were salvageable, and the entire room had... more»

Goodwill to host Veterans Services Program Breakfast & Open House

Published Tuesday, October 24, 2017

SARASOTA, FL – In advance of Veterans Day, Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program will host a Breakfast & Open House on Friday, November 10. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the programs and services Goodwill offers for the benefit of area veterans. There will be a live broadcast by 92.1 CTQ radio personalities Maverick... more»

GoodwillŪ and launch Digital Career Accelerator

Published Monday, October 23, 2017

BRADENTON, FL – Last week, and Goodwill, the leading workforce development nonprofit in the nation, announced the launch of the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator. Funded by a $10 million grant from and with the assistance of 1,000 Google volunteers, the new Goodwill initiative will enable more than one million people —... more»

Goodwill, Argosy University partner on corporate education program

Published Thursday, October 12, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota and Argosy University have forged a partnership in order to make Argosy’s educational programs more accessible for Goodwill employees, volunteers and those who utilize its free Job Connection career services. This collaboration will make available a scholarship of 25 percent of tuition and the waiving... more»