Press Releases

Adams and Reese brings Christmas cheer to Goodwill employee and her family

Published Tuesday, December 20, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – A standout Goodwill team member was recently granted a multitude of reasons to celebrate this holiday season as her family was selected to be the beneficiary of the Adams and Reese Sarasota office’s HUGS Program. Goodwill Manasota employee Antoinette Goggins and her three children will receive items including a Christmas... more»

Goodwill spreads holiday cheer to local veterans in need

Published Friday, December 16, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – On December 13, Goodwill – in partnership with the Gail Baird Foundation – hosted a festive holiday lunch for more than 50 homeless veterans from Sarasota and Manatee counties. Highlights included a delicious lunch of hot turkey and fixings prepared by Zildjian Catering, gifts, and educational information about... more»

Holiday gift-giving idea: Help create jobs in our community this season

Published Tuesday, December 13, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – The holiday season provides the perfect opportunity to give thanks and to give back to people who are facing challenges within our communities. Whether it’s an individual with a disability who is having trouble finding an employer who will see him for his abilities, a veteran facing challenges to reintegrating into her... more»

Agencies collaborate to help client of Goodwill's Veterans Services Programs

Published Thursday, December 8, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – This year, Noah Hoopingarner had much to be thankful for during Thanksgiving. The honorably discharged United States Marine Corps Reserve combat veteran, who served from 2001-2007 and went active duty during both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, has been through some difficult times over the past year... more»

Goodwill's veterans program receives donation from Hula for Heroes

Published Wednesday, December 7, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – A Perfect Event SRQ recently presented “Hula for Heroes” at Sun-N-Fun RV Resort in Sarasota, with more than 100 community members in attendance. The tropical-themed event included performances by authentic Polynesian dancers and musicians, and a complete five-course luau featuring an on-site pig roast. The event... more»

Goodwill, former mayor launch 'Kindness Community'

Published Thursday, December 1, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Immediate past mayor of North Port, Jacqueline Moore, has partnered with Goodwill Manasota to launch a community-wide campaign called “Kindness Community.” The effort is designed to make a positive impact by bringing our community together and encouraging acts of kindness. The local Kindness Community campaign is... more»

Goodwill Manasota’s 'Giving Tree' begins its holiday travels

Published Tuesday, November 29, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – The holidays can be full of worry for families who are struggling financially. To help them this year, Goodwill Manasota has partnered with local businesses to host the Goodwill traveling “Giving Tree,” encouraging their staff and clients to make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of those in need in our... more»

Goodwill’s veterans program director presents honors to fellow woman veteran

Published Friday, November 25, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – On November 18, Goodwill Manasota’s director of the Veterans Services Program, C.J. Bannister, had the honor of presenting Milli Linn with the John H. McLain 2016-2017 Woman Veteran of the Year award. The John H. McLain Veteran and Woman Veteran of the Year Awards, accorded by the Sarasota County Veterans Commission,... more»