Press Releases

Goodwill to open Manatee Book & Art Store

Published Tuesday, June 20, 2017

BRADENTON, FL – On Thursday, June 22, Goodwill Manasota will open another specialty store: the Manatee Book & Art Store, its newest retail location in Manatee County. Located at 5512 Manatee Avenue West, the store will offer 5,800 square feet of retail space and an attended donation center to take donations of unwanted items from the community.... more»

Longtime Goodwill team member connects community members to better lives

Published Wednesday, June 14, 2017

BRADENTON, FL – You might think that playing professional football under a coach who is reportedly as tough as Bill Parcells would be simultaneously the most challenging and best job one could have but, for Carlos Yancy, his current post takes the prize. The 14-year employee of Goodwill Manasota takes great pride in his work with the Job Connection... more»

USFSM partners with Goodwill Manasota on Vet2Chef program

Published Tuesday, June 6, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Many veterans working to rebuild their lives after military service may find themselves lacking the education or job training skills to succeed. Additionally, they often face emotional and/or physical challenges resulting from active duty – these can hinder veterans in their efforts to reintegrate into their families,... more»

Goodwill launches 'Kindness at Work' speaker series

Published Tuesday, May 30, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – In 2016, Goodwill Manasota partnered with immediate past mayor of North Port, Jacqueline Moore, to launch a community-wide campaign called “Kindness Community.” The effort was designed to make a positive impact by bringing our community together and encouraging acts of kindness. Since then, more than 10,000 people... more»

Braden River High School triumphs in BE COOL School Challenge

Published Monday, May 29, 2017

BRADENTON, FL – An effort to encourage students to reduce-reuse-recycle while supporting the programs and services of Goodwill Manasota has paid off for the participating students and Goodwill. Through the BE COOL School Challenge, nearly 3,000 pounds of unwanted goods were donated to Goodwill - these items will be sold in Goodwill's retail stores and... more»

Homeschooling cooperative donates books to Goodwill program

Published Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SARASOTA, FL – Recently, Goodwill Manasota received a generous donation of more than 200 children’s books from the Sarasota Cooperative Learning Project (SCLP) to fortify the Goodwill Good Readers Program. The Goodwill Good Readers are volunteers who read to students at area Title I schools and then present each child with a book to take home.... more»

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»