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Goodwill helping veterans and their families during the holidays

Goodwill helping veterans and their families during the holidays

Published Friday, December 1, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL - Goodwill Manasota's Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) is offering a special opportunity for community members to help local veterans and their families. Program staff members have created an Angel Tree to provide the children of homeless or at-risk veterans with presents this holiday season. Goodwill invites the... more»

Goodwill Manasota presents the 'Ugly Christmas Sweater Challenge'

Goodwill Manasota presents the 'Ugly Christmas Sweater Challenge'

Published Tuesday, November 28, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota is tapping into the whimsical side of the holiday season while working to educate the community about the benefits of the reduce, reuse, recycle movement through its Ugly Christmas Sweater Challenge. Through December 20, community members are encouraged to shop second-hand for sweaters, use the holiday theme... more»

Goodwill program to feature renowned photographer, wildlife advocate and author

Goodwill program to feature renowned photographer, wildlife advocate and author

Published Monday, November 20, 2017

BRADENTON, FL - Nature enthusiasts are invited to join Goodwill Manasota in Bradenton on Saturday, December 2, 1-4 p.m. for a special program. Award-winning animal photographer, wildlife advocate, author and speaker Larry Allan will join Goodwill at its Manatee Avenue Art & Bookstore (5512 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton) for a special photography exhibition... more»

Venice VFW makes donation to Goodwill's Veterans Services Program

Venice VFW makes donation to Goodwill's Veterans Services Program

Published Thursday, November 16, 2017

VENICE, FL – The VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post 8118, located in Venice, recently made a donation of $2,500 to Goodwill Manasota's Veterans Services Program. The funds were raised through a golf tournament held at Lake Venice Country Club in the spring. VFW Post 8118 focuses its efforts on disabled veterans and funding for emergency needs, such... more»

Manatee Literacy Council moves to Goodwill location

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

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

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

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»