Press Releases

Goodwill recognizes Financial Literacy Month in April

Published Tuesday, March 28, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – National Financial Literacy Month is recognized in the month of April in the United States in an effort to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach Americans to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. For the past 15 years, Goodwill Manasota has been committed to promoting financial literacy and... more»

Goodwill's Fawley Scholarship Fund celebrates first graduate

Published Friday, March 24, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – In 2015, Goodwill Manasota launched the Rick and Coni Fawley Scholarship Fund, to help Goodwill team members who do not have their high school diploma earn their GED. Last year, the program was expanded to clients of Goodwill’s free career services program, Job Connection; Scot Eldridge became the first community member... more»

Goodwill announces 2017-2018 Board of Directors

Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota is pleased to announce its 2017-2018 Board of Directors. Peter Crowley is the chairman of the board, with immediate past chair Rob Morris holding the title of chair emeritus. Drayton Saunders is serving as secretary/treasurer. Goodwill’s 2017-18 directors are Steve Boone, Debbie Douglas, Rae Dowling,... more»

Goodwill Manasota honored for literacy efforts during Literacy Council event

Published Monday, March 13, 2017

SARASOTA, FL – During the Literacy Council of Sarasota's 10th annual Literacy Matters Luncheon, Goodwill Manasota was honored with the 2017 James E. Duffy Friend of Literacy Award. The award, named for one of the nation's foremost literacy advocates and retired president of the ABC Television Network, recognizes people and organizations in the... more»

For Robert and Rob Morris, a passion for Goodwill runs in the family

Published Tuesday, March 7, 2017

SARASOTA, FL – For father and son duo Robert and Rob Morris, volunteering on behalf of Goodwill Manasota is a family affair. Bob served on the board of directors for at least 20 years, serving as chairman several times; this month, Rob will step down as chairman after two years of leading the nonprofit. Throughout his childhood, Rob saw, first-hand,... more»

Goodwill partnership will increase pool of skilled labor in region

Published Friday, March 3, 2017

BRADENTON, FL – Through a grant from Goodwill Industries International and Bank of America, Goodwill Manasota will help to provide another resource to enable individuals to attain the skills needed for career success. Free weekly small engine repair classes will be offered; participants who graduate from the course are guaranteed an interview with a... more»

Manager of number one Goodwill store in Florida tapped to lead new location

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – For the past seven years, Shannon Lummert-Helmer has led the team at the Honore retail location in Sarasota to unprecedented success. Since taking the helm, her team has grown from 60 to more than 90 team members, has become the top revenue generator for all Goodwill stores in Florida, and ranks fifth in the nation out of... more»

Goodwill's Role Model Worker program ensures success, supports retention

Published Tuesday, February 28, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota knows that its employees are its most important resource, investing significantly in thousands of hours of on-the-clock training for its team members each year. Goodwill employees are provided with the tools and resources to be successful at work, to grow personally, and to achieve their life goals. Through... more»