Press Releases

Bainbridge Foundation awards grant for Goodwill Manasota’s Supported JobsPlus program

Published Tuesday, December 22, 2015

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota’s Supported JobsPlus (SJP) program recently received a $10,000 grant from the Jerry and Fay Bainbridge Foundation to support the program, which employs individuals with physical, developmental and psychiatric disabilities. Implemented in 2005, the SJP program targets sustainable employment for those... more»

Goodwill, Able Trust partner to help students with disabilities earn diplomas

Published Thursday, December 17, 2015

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota has partnered with the Able Trust Foundation to implement the High School High Tech (HSHT) program, designed for students with disabilities. The program, which is geared toward students age 14-22, provides an opportunity to learn about potential career paths in the swiftly growing fields of science,... more»

Goodwill Manasota, Rotary Club distribute thousands of books and dictionaries to area students

Published Tuesday, December 15, 2015

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Recently, Goodwill Manasota received a donation of 24,000 copies of a children’s book from an anonymous donor, with the request that children in Manatee and Sarasota counties would receive copies. The books, titled “Inside the Human Body,” are from the award-winning “Magic School Bus” series. Rick... more»

Morgan Stanley shares ‘Spirit of Giving’ with Goodwill Manasota

Published Wednesday, December 9, 2015

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – The approximately 200 Morgan Stanley employees and clients attending the Vita Vining Hermann Denton Group’s annual Christmas party were asked to bring toys and other goods for donation to Goodwill Manasota, and non-perishable food items for the Food Bank of Manatee, to celebrate the “Spirit of Giving” theme.... more»

Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office helps expand Goodwill Manasota’s Tech Connection

Published Monday, December 7, 2015

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota recently received 140 personal computers from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office as a donation to its Tech Connection Program. The computers will be securely wiped, refurbished and sold at the Tech Connection center located in the Goodwill Ranch Lake retail store (8750 State Road 70 East, Lakewood... more»

The Law Place, Goodwill Manasota partner for Pearl Harbor Memorial Dinner

Published Saturday, November 28, 2015

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – The Law Place, a law firm based in Sarasota, has partnered with Goodwill Manasota for the first annual Pearl Harbor Memorial Dinner on Monday, December 7 from 4:00-7:00pm. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at The Law Place offices at 2445 Fruitville Road in Sarasota. “We are honored to host... more»

Goodwill Manasota employee C.J. Bannister named John H. McLain Woman Veteran of the Year

Published Wednesday, November 25, 2015

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota’s director of the Veterans Services Program, C.J. Bannister, was named the John H. McLain 2015 Woman Veteran of the Year by the Sarasota County Veterans Commission. Bannister, who is a veteran of the Unites States Air Force, was hired in September of 2014 by Goodwill to lead its efforts on behalf of... more»

First United Methodist Church makes holiday donation to Goodwill Veterans Services Program

Published Thursday, November 19, 2015

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – On November 18, Goodwill Ambassadors – community members who volunteer and support Goodwill’s work throughout the area – from the First United Methodist Church of Sarasota donated 30 turkeys and Thanksgiving baskets to Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program. These items were provided so that... more»