Goodwill Manasota opening new retail store in Sarasota

Published Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Grand Opening - Cass Street, Tamiami TrailSARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – On Thursday, March 3, Goodwill Manasota will celebrate the opening of its newest retail store. The new Cass location, at 7241 S. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota, will be open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 7pm, and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. The location includes a drive-through for donations.

“We are very excited to reopen a store at this location in Sarasota, and are even more excited about the new concept behind the operation,” said Bob Rosinsky, Goodwill Manasota president and CEO. “This new, smaller location will really showcase what we are all about: creating employment through the sale of donated goods. We know our shoppers and donors will appreciate the simplified floorplan and quality of the items.”

The sales floor at the Cass location is approximately 3,600 square feet and will offer more than 10,000 pieces of apparel along with books, electronics, housewares, new goods, and other fantastic finds. To give a sense of the scale, Goodwill’s last store to open – the Ranch Lake location in Lakewood Ranch – is its largest retail sales floor at 22,800 square feet. The Cass store will also allow Goodwill to continue to enhance its leadership development and job creation initiatives: six new jobs were created to operate this location.

For a complete list of Goodwill locations, go to experiencegoodwill.org.

About Goodwill Manasota

Goodwill Manasota is an industry-leading, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that changes lives through the power of work. With the sales of donated goods and philanthropic donations, Goodwill is able to assist people with disabilities and other barriers to employment by providing job skills training and employment opportunities. In 2015, Goodwill Manasota served 22,739 people, placed 961 people in jobs and assisted 358 veterans as they reintegrated back into the civilian workforce. Goodwill Manasota’s economic impact back to the community is worth $81.3 million. Goodwill is one of the pioneers of the reduce-reuse-recycle movement and this past year diverted 41 million pounds out of the landfill. We accomplish our mission through a network of Good Neighbor Centers in Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee and DeSoto counties and our Mission Development Services (MDS) around North America. Goodwill Manasota is accountable to a local Board of Directors. Goodwill Manasota in essence belongs to this community, and is not owned by any individual or company. For more information, visit www.experiencegoodwill.org.