Press Releases

Goodwill, ITN work to assist seniors in the community

Published Thursday, May 18, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Two organizations that work to help seniors in our community will work even more closely very soon. The Independent Transportation Network (ITN) will soon have more resources to support its mission thanks to Goodwill Manasota, who is providing office space at its Honore location in Sarasota at a very low cost. Goodwill... more»

Goodwill Manasota receives international recognition for crucial programs

Published Tuesday, May 16, 2017

BRADENTON, FL – During the recent Goodwill Industries International (GII) spring conference in Houston, Tex., Goodwill Manasota was honored with one of three 2017 GII Center of Excellence awards, in the mid-size organization category. The Center of Excellence awards enable Goodwill member organizations to be recognized as leaders in family... more»

Goodwill's director of Veterans Services Program honored by JFCS

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – A dedication to helping others and passion for giving back is what CJ Bannister is all about. Bannister, a veteran who serves as the director of Goodwill Manasota's Veterans Services Program, was honored on May 3 by Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) of the Suncoast during its 5th annual Tribute to Veterans... more»

For this father-son duo, giving back is a family affair

Published Thursday, May 4, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – For Goodwill Manasota team member Bryant Taylor and his son, Drew, giving back is truly a family affair. While they do it because they choose to and because it feels right, years of charitable behavior have resulted in major recognition for Drew: at Goodwill's recent Ambassador Recognition Luncheon, he was honored with the... more»

Goodwill Manasota honors supporters during Ambassador Recognition Luncheon

Published Wednesday, May 3, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – In recognition of April as National Volunteer Month and as a prelude to the upcoming Goodwill Week observance May 7-13, Goodwill Manasota held its fifth annual Ambassador Recognition Luncheon on April 28. This event recognizes those who make a commitment to share the mission of Goodwill with the greater community by... more»

Goodwill and Art Center Sarasota partner for fourth annual MASHterpieces art exhibition

Published Thursday, April 27, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota is partnering with Art Center Sarasota for the fourth annual MASHterpieces art exhibition, this year pitting 10 area businesses against one another to show the ways they are reducing their carbon footprint and helping to protect the environment. The exhibit will run from May 25 – June 30, 2017 at Art... more»

Goodwill helps area veterans to hone interviewing skills, secure employment

Published Tuesday, April 18, 2017

SARASOTA, FL – Through a new program at Goodwill Manasota, area veterans and military families are being trained to prepare a resume and conduct a job interview, while receiving a new outfit to help them stand out during the job hunt. The “Mock Interviewing Program,” which began in January, is a four-part monthly series that takes place on... more»

Goodwill helps the environment and the homeless through craft activity

Published Thursday, April 13, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – As Earth Day approaches, Goodwill Manasota – the pioneer of the “reduce, reuse, recycle” movement – is proud to showcase its commitment to protecting the environment. In an effort to find new ways to be good stewards of the planet, Goodwill Manasota is taking a stand on plastic shopping bags, many of... more»