Press Releases

Goodwill Manasota receives grant to assist individuals with disabilities, other barriers to securing employment

Published Tuesday, July 19, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota received a grant of more than $73,000 in funding from the Ralph S. French Charitable Foundation to support the hiring of an additional GoodPartner Coach. This is the sixth year that Goodwill has received funding from the French Foundation in support of this program. The GoodPartner Coach Program provides... more»

Goodwill Manasota, Children's Guardian Fund partner to help foster kids who 'age out'

Published Monday, July 18, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – In order to help young people aging out of the foster care system, Goodwill Manasota and the Children’s Guardian Fund are partnering on the Good Futures/Coaches Corp. program. The goal of the program is to provide caring, individualized attention and guidance in the development of independent life skills for foster youth... more»

Goodwill Manasota advances reach in veteran's community

Published Tuesday, July 12, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – For the past three years, through its Veterans Services Program, Goodwill Manasota has been working to help returning servicemen and women reintegrate into their families, communities and jobs. Goodwill has helped more than 1,200 veterans since the program began in 2013. Recently, two of the team members who have dedicated... more»

Goodwill Manasota awarded second year grant to help homeless veterans

Published Thursday, July 7, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – In 2015, in response to the growing needs of the homeless veteran community, Goodwill’s Veterans Services Program expanded to include three facets: the Veterans and Their Families Program (VFP), the Special Emergency Resources for Veterans (SERV) Fund, and the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP). The focus of... more»

Goodwill Manasota supporter turning Mont Blanc climb into fundraiser for the nonprofit

Published Tuesday, June 28, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – When Goodwill Manasota Ambassador Nick Altier got his first taste of climbing on the four-sided rock wall at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County facility on Fruitville Road, he probably never envisioned himself taking on the largest mountain in the Alps (and second-highest peak in Europe) down the road. But, in... more»

Goodwill Manasota hosts four-part talk on 'Women in Art History'

Published Friday, June 24, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota is proud to announce that it is hosting a series of free art history talks at the Goodwill Good Neighbor Center at its Mecca location (5150 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota). The series, titled “Women in Art History,” will provide an overview of the world’s most renowned women artists throughout... more»

Goodwill, The Law Place honor women veterans during 'Salute the Runway'

Published Wednesday, June 22, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – More than 100 community members gathered for the “Salute the Runway Fashion Show & Dinner,” an event to honor women veterans, presented by Goodwill Manasota and The Law Place. Guests enjoyed a lovely rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” courtesy of Goodwill Manasota vice president and Mistress of... more»

Goodwill Manasota expands media partnerships to share good works in our community

Published Tuesday, June 7, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota, with the communications leadership and hosting talents of vice president Veronica Brandon Miller, has added one more media outlet to share the goodwill and good works being done in our community, through “Tell Me Something Good.” The show, which airs on Sundays on SNN at 9:30 a.m. and on WSRQ... more»