Press Releases

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»

Goodwill Manasota: The Halloween Headquarters that keeps your budget in check

Published Wednesday, September 30, 2015

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – When it comes to finding the ideal Halloween costume, Goodwill offers unlimited possibilities for shoppers. A survey released this week by the National Retail Federation predicts that consumers will be more cautious this year, spending about $6.9 billion on Halloween costumes, decor and related goods, down from $7.4 billion in... more»

Goodwill Manasota designs, launches internal wellness program

Published Thursday, September 24, 2015

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota recently launched an internal wellness program featuring a holistic approach called “Good Wellness,” which seeks to create an environment to foster and encourage team members to invest in themselves and family members, while continuing to provide support for ongoing daily challenges. A foundation... more»

Goodwill receives Recycling Award from Keep Manatee Beautiful

Published Friday, September 18, 2015

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – During the recent 2015 Keep Manatee Beautiful Awards Celebration, held at IMG Academy Golf Club in Bradenton, Goodwill Manasota was awarded the Recycling Award in the large business category. The award was received in recognition of Goodwill’s local environmental impact and the innovative programs created and implemented... more»

Organizations partner to present Women’s Leadership Symposium

Published Wednesday, September 16, 2015

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – On Thursday, September 24, Goodwill Manasota, Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida and PayServ will present the “Women’s Leadership Symposium.” The event, which takes place at Gulfcoast Event and Conference Center (4740 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota) from 9am-1:30pm, will feature nationally recognized motivational... more»

Goodwill Manasota to sponsor ‘Bridges to Careers’ A CareerEdge Program

Published Friday, September 11, 2015

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota will host a “Bridges to Careers, A CareerEdge Program” information session on Wednesday, October 7, 5:30-6:30pm at its International Training Center (2705 51st Ave., Bradenton). Job seekers can learn about the opportunity to earn Council of Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP)... more»

Goodwill Manasota announces honorees for annual Ambassador of the Year Awards Dinner

Published Wednesday, September 9, 2015

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – On Wednesday, October 7, Goodwill Manasota will present its 5th annual Goodwill Ambassador of the Year Awards Dinner at Michael’s On East (1212 East Avenue S., Sarasota). The event, which takes place from 6-9pm, will honor five Goodwill Ambassadors and the 2015 Goodwill Employee of the Year. This year’s Ambassador... more»