Press Releases

Goodwill Manasota receives $15,000 grant from Shapiro Charitable Foundation

Published Thursday, February 11, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota recently received a grant of $15,000 from the Harry Shapiro Charitable Foundation earmarked for Goodwill’s SERV fund, which is operated under the auspices of Goodwill’s Veterans Services Program. The SERV fund, which stands for Special Emergency Resources for Veterans, helps veterans in need of... more»

Goodwill's Tech Connection program expands to include computer services, repairs

Published Tuesday, February 9, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota’s Tech Connection, the refurbished computer program housed at its Ranch Lake retail store, has expanded to offer computer services and repairs. Services include virus removal, data recovery, installations, repairs and upgrades. “This expansion will allow us to provide additional benefit for our... more»

Goodwill Manasota vice president to be honored during Ave Maria Miracle Fest

Published Friday, February 5, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – During the annual “Miracle Fest,” the primary fundraising event for Ave Maria Preparatory School, Goodwill Manasota vice president of mission services Margie Genter will be honored with the “Archangel Award” for 2016. The award is given to a person who has gone above and beyond to help those with... more»

Goodwill encourages the broken-hearted to 'Donate Your Ex's Stuff'

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – On February 15, while some community members are still basking in the afterglow of Valentine’s Day, Goodwill Manasota offers a way for others hurting from a recent breakup to heal and move on. Goodwill invites the broken-hearted to turn their “hate” into “donate” and support Goodwill’s... more»

The Law Place recognizes Goodwill as ‘Business Partner of the Year’

Published Thursday, January 28, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – The Law Place recently named Goodwill Manasota as its “Business Partner of the Year” for 2015 in recognition of a year of partnerships and collaborative events that began soon after the company launched in Sarasota in June 2015. With more than 75 years of combined experience, The Law Place attorneys are actively... more»

Goodwill unveils 2016 ‘I Support Goodwill’ campaign with local community celebrities

Published Tuesday, January 26, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – With the help of its Ambassadors – community members who have made a commitment to share the mission of Goodwill with the greater community – Goodwill Manasota announced the launch of its 2016 “I Support Goodwill” campaign. The campaign videos and print media feature local Ambassadors as superheroes,... more»

Goodwill reports increased number of individuals served

Published Friday, January 22, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota has released its program numbers for 2015 and the data shows record-breaking impact for the nonprofit organization, which serves Sarasota, Manatee, Desoto and Hardee counties. The organization is able to provide programs and services throughout the region thanks to its donors and the shoppers who frequent its... more»

Generous Selby Foundation grant drives Goodwill’s Green Initiative

Published Tuesday, January 19, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota recently received a $20,000 grant from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation that enabled the organization to purchase a hybrid car: a Ford Fusion, which can average as much as 600 miles on one tank of gas and electricity. The car is the first eco-friendly vehicle in Goodwill’s current fleet. ... more»