Press Releases

Goodwill Manasota veteran surprised by proposal during public event

Published Wednesday, September 14, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – For the second year in a row, Goodwill Manasota and 92.1 CTQ held another successful “Young Guns of Country” concert. The concert wasn’t the only repeat success for 92.1 CTQ, however: they also participated in another successful wedding proposal. Last year, the crowd roared when a male veteran proposed to his... more»

Goodwill Manasota hires director of real estate and market development

Published Thursday, September 8, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota has recently hired Priscilla Frye to assume the role of director of real estate and market development. Her primary responsibility will be to work closely with Goodwill Manasota team members, real estate developers, Mission Development Services (MDS) partners, and others to further the mission of Goodwill... more»

Goodwill is looking for 'Ghost Hunters' this Halloween season

Published Tuesday, September 6, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota has become Halloween headquarters for community members seeking “spooktacular” deals on one-of-a-kind finds. This year, Goodwill will kick off its Halloween shopping season with a “Halloween Ghostbusters Ghost-hunting” contest on Saturday, September 10 at the Goodwill Bradenton... more»

Goodwill Manasota promotes from within to increase donated goods sales

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Dawn Tate, who now serves as the organization’s director of donated goods sales. In this role, she oversees Goodwill Manasota’s nine primary stores as well as the occupational trainer coach, in support of the organization’s mission integrated... more»

Goodwill Manasota to honor those who help change lives

Published Tuesday, August 30, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – On Thursday, October 20, Goodwill Manasota will present its 6th annual Goodwill Ambassador of the Year Awards Dinner at Michael’s On East (1212 East Avenue S., Sarasota). The event will honor six individuals and organizations with the Community Ambassador of the Year Award. This year’s Ambassador of the Year... more»

Nine graduate from Goodwill Manasota's Workforce Education Program

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Since 2011, Goodwill Manasota and Ave Maria Preparatory School have partnered on the Workforce Education Scholarship Program. This program began when legislation was passed to assist anyone employed, 22-30 years old (it has since been expanded to 22-40 years old), with any type of disability to receive education to help them... more»

Goodwill Manasota, 92.1 CTQ partner to present 'Young Guns of Country'

Published Monday, August 22, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – For the second year, Goodwill Manasota is partnering with 92.1 CTQ for “Young Guns of Country,” a free concert featuring some of country music’s hottest young acts, on Wednesday, September 7 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall (777 N. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota). Performers Jerrod Niemann, Runaway June, Jordan... more»

Goodwill continues to expand operations with new attended donation center in Venice

Published Thursday, August 18, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota recently broke ground on its newest attended donation center (ADC), to be located at 1160 Jacaranda Boulevard in Venice. The 2,000 square-foot facility will provide southern Sarasota County residents with another convenient location for dropping off donations of unwanted goods. Construction will continue... more»