Press Releases

Goodwill to celebrate National Thrift Shop Day

Published Thursday, August 10, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota, along with all Goodwill Industries International affiliates, will celebrate National Thrift Shop Day on Thursday, August 17. The organization hopes people will enjoy more than just great finds at great prices – when people shop at Goodwill, they contribute to programs that provide education, skills... more»

Goodwill Manasota awarded third-year grant to help homeless veterans

Published Tuesday, August 8, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill has received a grant of $225,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor to fund the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, which operates under the auspices of Goodwill’s Veterans Services Program. This grant will help to expand the available service offerings provided by Goodwill to assist our returning heroes. ... more»

Goodwill partners with SOFA for monthly financial literacy workshops

Published Thursday, August 3, 2017

BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota is pleased to host a monthly workshop series - in collaboration with June Braithwaite, who is a member of the Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA) - focusing on financial literacy. The events, part of Goodwill's Good Neighbor program, are free and open to the public and take place the first Wednesday of the month in... more»

Goodwill promotes from within for transportation and logistics position

Published Wednesday, August 2, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota has promoted from within to fill a critical post at the organization: Ron McLaurin has been named director of transportation and logistics. In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing all who pick up and deliver donated goods at homes, businesses, attended donation centers, and Goodwill Good Neighbor... more»

Goodwill Manasota certified as a 'Healthy Business Leader'

Published Thursday, July 27, 2017

BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota has recently been recognized as a Health Links Certified Healthy Business Leader in Manatee County due to its holistic approach to creating a culture of health and safety in the workplace. As a Certified Healthy Business Leader – the top tier of recognition possible – Goodwill has been recognized for... more»

Goodwill Manasota partners with Reflection Software for online learning support

Published Tuesday, July 25, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Earlier this year, Goodwill Manasota signed an agreement with Reflection Software’s Cognition Learning Management System (LMS). The Cognition system is the engine that supports Goodwill Manasota’s Goodwill® University online campus. This system serves 800 learners at Goodwill Manasota and others at several... more»

Goodwill to assume management agreement role for school for students with disabilities

Published Thursday, July 20, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Ave Maria Preparatory School, the only school that serves students ages 6-22 with special learning needs in Sarasota, Manatee, Desoto and Hardee counties, is undergoing major changes. The school is being renamed McKay Academy and Goodwill Manasota will assume management. Established in 2004, the school serves youths from... more»

Goodwill, Music Compound partner to give gift of music to individuals with autism

Published Tuesday, July 18, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – When Goodwill Manasota vice president Veronica Brandon Miller was asked to judge Music Compound's Sarasota's Got Talent competition earlier this year, she had no idea the event would offer an opportunity to forge a new partnership. But then she met Jennifer Msumba, an adult singer-songwriter with autism. Msumba is an aspiring... more»