Press Releases

Goodwill director appointed to National Cooperative Purchasing Program board

Published Thursday, March 3, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Sam Budd, Goodwill Manasota’s materials management director, was recently named to the Goodwill National Cooperative Purchasing Program (NCPP) advisory board. The NCPP is operated by the Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia and serves as an independent purchasing agency that works to leverage the collective... more»

Kiwanis Club of Sarasota donates to Goodwill's Veterans Services Program

Published Tuesday, March 1, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – The Kiwanis Club of Sarasota recently donated $4,274.45 to Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program. The money was raised through the sale of tickets to the 2nd annual Sarasota Kiwanis Veterans Day Breakfast, held in 2015. The proceeds were shared by Goodwill Manasota and the Kiwanis Foundation. “We are... more»

Goodwill receives $225,000 Department of Labor grant to help homeless veterans

Published Thursday, February 25, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill has received a grant of $225,000 from the 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. In... more»

Goodwill Manasota opening new retail store in Sarasota

Published Tuesday, February 23, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – On Thursday, March 3, Goodwill Manasota will celebrate the opening of its newest retail store. The new Cass location, at 7241 S. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota, will be open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 7pm, and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. The location includes a drive-through for donations. “We are very excited to... more»

Goodwill Manasota and Art Center Sarasota partner for third annual MASHterpieces art exhibition

Published Thursday, February 18, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota has partnered with Art Center Sarasota for the third annual MASHterpieces art exhibition, featuring pieces donated to Goodwill Manasota, selected by 30 area artists and transformed into new works of art. The exhibit will run from March 17 – April 23 at Art Center Sarasota (707 N. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota),... more»

SCOPE unveils Goodwill's State of Employment infographic

Published Tuesday, February 16, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – In support of the State of Employment study released by Goodwill Manasota in October 2015, SCOPE (Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence) used the information from the study to create an infographic showcasing the results for easier use and understanding. The State of Employment study, which focused on hiring... more»

Goodwill Manasota receives $15,000 grant from Shapiro Charitable Foundation

Published Thursday, February 11, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota recently received a grant of $15,000 from the Harry Shapiro Charitable Foundation earmarked for Goodwill’s SERV fund, which is operated under the auspices of Goodwill’s Veterans Services Program. The SERV fund, which stands for Special Emergency Resources for Veterans, helps veterans in need of... more»

Goodwill's Tech Connection program expands to include computer services, repairs

Published Tuesday, February 9, 2016

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota’s Tech Connection, the refurbished computer program housed at its Ranch Lake retail store, has expanded to offer computer services and repairs. Services include virus removal, data recovery, installations, repairs and upgrades. “This expansion will allow us to provide additional benefit for our... more»