Press Releases

Adams and Reese brings Christmas cheer to Goodwill employee and her family

Published Thursday, December 14, 2017

SARASOTA, FL – A standout Goodwill team member was recently granted a multitude of reasons to celebrate this holiday season as her family was selected to be the beneficiary of the Adams and Reese Sarasota office’s HUGS Program. Goodwill Manasota employee Dontavia Smith and her three daughters will receive items including a Christmas tree and... more»

Goodwill, iHeart Media bring holiday cheer to two soldiers

Published Tuesday, December 12, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – A veteran and an active duty soldier were recently provided with some holiday cheer when iHeart Media surprised them with tickets to upcoming special events. These servicemen were selected with the assistance of Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program. The first recipient was Paul Dabule, a successful graduate of... more»

Young Guns of Country’ concert rocks Van Wezel

Published Thursday, December 7, 2017

SARASOTA, FL - For the third year, Goodwill Manasota and 92.1 CTQ partnered for "Young Guns of Country,"¯ a free concert featuring some of country music's hottest young acts. Rising stars Midland - a band that was just nominated for two Grammy Awards - Walker McGuire and Delta Rae rocked approximately 1,475 music fans at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; the... more»

Partnership of Goodwill, Healthy Start Coalitions to help area newborns

Published Tuesday, December 5, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL - Goodwill Manasota is embarking on a new partnership with the Healthy Start Coalitions of Sarasota and Manatee counties. This partnership will result in additional resources to help newborn children in our community. Goodwill's Good Futures Program will now include classes for new mothers in Goodwill community rooms throughout... more»

Goodwill helping veterans and their families during the holidays

Published Friday, December 1, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL - Goodwill Manasota's Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) is offering a special opportunity for community members to help local veterans and their families. Program staff members have created an Angel Tree to provide the children of homeless or at-risk veterans with presents this holiday season. Goodwill invites the... more»

Goodwill Manasota presents the 'Ugly Christmas Sweater Challenge'

Published Tuesday, November 28, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota is tapping into the whimsical side of the holiday season while working to educate the community about the benefits of the reduce, reuse, recycle movement through its Ugly Christmas Sweater Challenge. Through December 20, community members are encouraged to shop second-hand for sweaters, use the holiday theme... more»

Goodwill program to feature renowned photographer, wildlife advocate and author

Published Monday, November 20, 2017

BRADENTON, FL - Nature enthusiasts are invited to join Goodwill Manasota in Bradenton on Saturday, December 2, 1-4 p.m. for a special program. Award-winning animal photographer, wildlife advocate, author and speaker Larry Allan will join Goodwill at its Manatee Avenue Art & Bookstore (5512 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton) for a special photography exhibition... more»

Venice VFW makes donation to Goodwill's Veterans Services Program

Published Thursday, November 16, 2017

VENICE, FL – The VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post 8118, located in Venice, recently made a donation of $2,500 to Goodwill Manasota's Veterans Services Program. The funds were raised through a golf tournament held at Lake Venice Country Club in the spring. VFW Post 8118 focuses its efforts on disabled veterans and funding for emergency needs, such... more»