Press Releases

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»

Goodwill Manasota receives international awards for market leadership

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota earned significant recognition during the recent Goodwill Industries International Conference. The organization won the “Market Leadership by Share of Used Goods,” “Market Leadership by Donations” and “Operational Excellence” awards, for having one of the highest market... more»

Goodwill Manasota and Turning Points celebrate first anniversary of successful partnership

Published Thursday, August 11, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota and Turning Points have just celebrated one year of partnership, through which Goodwill has provided the manpower for the Turning Points donations center and supplemented high-demand items for Turning Points to distribute to its clients. This partnership showcases Goodwill's commitment to helping other... more»

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

Published Tuesday, August 9, 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»

GRACE project celebrates one year of helping people gain confidence and employment

Published Friday, August 5, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota’s GRACE project is celebrating one year of helping people who are entering – or re-entering – the workforce through employment services and a makeover. GRACE (Goodwill Returning Ambitious, Confident people to Employment) was created through a partnership with 92.1 CTQ radio personality... more»

Corporate-nonprofit partnership seeks to elevate philanthropy during 2016 Giving Challenge

Published Tuesday, August 2, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota and The Florida Center for Early Childhood have joined forces for the 2016 Giving Challenge, a 24-hour online giving day (noon-noon, September 20-21) to support hundreds of area nonprofits. These two organizations are asking the community to “BE COOL, DO GOOD and BE THE ONE” and support their... more»

Goodwill and 92.1 CTQ partner to help restock The Food Bank of Manatee

Published Thursday, July 28, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Summer is always a difficult time for Meals on Wheels & the Food Bank of Manatee County as supplies run dangerously low while demand reaches a critical point with children out of school. In response to the community challenge issued recently by Maribeth Phillips, CEO of Meals on Wheels PLUS, Goodwill Manasota and 92.1 CTQ... more»

Goodwill Manasota offers back-to-school savings for area families, teachers

Published Tuesday, July 26, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – While back-to-school time can be financially difficult and stressful for many families, Goodwill Manasota is committed to helping to ease some of the economic challenges faced by area families and teachers. Even as families enjoy summertime activities, many parents are already thinking about how to maximize savings on the... more»