Press Releases

Goodwill Manasota hires new director of logistics and transportation

Published Tuesday, November 10, 2015

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota has recently hired Shea Hairston to assume the role of director of logistics and transportation for the industry-leading nonprofit organization. Hairston brings four years of professional experience as a team leader coach with the Memphis Goodwill to the table; his work has included the areas of... more»

Goodwill Manasota, Sarasota Kiwanis Club Host Veterans Day Breakfast

Published Friday, November 6, 2015

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – For the second year, the Sarasota Kiwanis Club invites the community to attend the Veterans’ Day Breakfast benefiting the Sarasota Kiwanis Foundation and Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program. The breakfast will be held on Veterans Day, November 11, from 7-9am at Robarts Arena (3000 Ringling Blvd.) in... more»

Goodwill Announces 24-hour Veterans Yoga Challenge

Published Wednesday, November 4, 2015

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Through a partnership with Karma Yoga Outreach of Garden of the Heart Yoga Center, Goodwill Manasota has announced a 24-hour Yoga Challenge called “Strike a Pose for Veterans.” The Challenge will feature community members taking photos of themselves in various yoga poses and sharing them via email and on social... more»

Local Realtor® Association donates to Goodwill’s Veterans Services Program

Published Thursday, October 29, 2015

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program was chosen as this year’s beneficiary of monetary donations at the door at the annual Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) Fallfest. Fallfest is an annual event held by the RASM Business Partners to showcase their businesses. Realtors who attend are... more»

Goodwill, Gulfcoast CEO Forum present the State of Employment Study

Published Monday, October 26, 2015

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota and the Gulfcoast CEO Forum partnered to present the results of an independent study, “State of Employment,” during a luncheon attended by nearly 200 community members on October 23. The study – which was funded by an anonymous donor – looked at the current employment numbers and the... more»

Goodwill Manasota launches Rick and Coni Fawley Scholarship Fund

Published Sunday, October 18, 2015

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Community leader Rick Fawley made an indelible impression on our community. Not only did he achieve career success through his business, Fawley Bryant Architects, Inc., he was also committed to helping others and working to improve lives through public service. The loss of Fawley in early September was a great shock to all who... more»

Community asked to ‘Buck Up

Published Wednesday, October 14, 2015

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Through Veterans Day (November 11), numerous area businesses and restaurants will participate in the “Buck Up” program to benefit veterans. Participating businesses will invite patrons to contribute a dollar at the point of sale; proceeds from this initiative will benefit the Special Emergency Resources for... more»

Goodwill, Gulfcoast CEO Forum present State of Employment Luncheon

Published Friday, October 9, 2015

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – In advance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), Goodwill Manasota received a grant to do an independent study on the forecast for jobs in our community for veterans and people with disabilities over the next 3-5 years. The organization asked for feedback from more than 400 area employers. The results of... more»