Press Releases

Goodwill's director of Veterans Services Program honored by JFCS

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – A dedication to helping others and passion for giving back is what CJ Bannister is all about. Bannister, a veteran who serves as the director of Goodwill Manasota's Veterans Services Program, was honored on May 3 by Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) of the Suncoast during its 5th annual Tribute to Veterans... more»

For this father-son duo, giving back is a family affair

Published Thursday, May 4, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – For Goodwill Manasota team member Bryant Taylor and his son, Drew, giving back is truly a family affair. While they do it because they choose to and because it feels right, years of charitable behavior have resulted in major recognition for Drew: at Goodwill's recent Ambassador Recognition Luncheon, he was honored with the... more»

Goodwill Manasota honors supporters during Ambassador Recognition Luncheon

Published Wednesday, May 3, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – In recognition of April as National Volunteer Month and as a prelude to the upcoming Goodwill Week observance May 7-13, Goodwill Manasota held its fifth annual Ambassador Recognition Luncheon on April 28. This event recognizes those who make a commitment to share the mission of Goodwill with the greater community by... more»

Goodwill and Art Center Sarasota partner for fourth annual MASHterpieces art exhibition

Published Thursday, April 27, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota is partnering with Art Center Sarasota for the fourth annual MASHterpieces art exhibition, this year pitting 10 area businesses against one another to show the ways they are reducing their carbon footprint and helping to protect the environment. The exhibit will run from May 25 – June 30, 2017 at Art... more»

Goodwill helps area veterans to hone interviewing skills, secure employment

Published Tuesday, April 18, 2017

SARASOTA, FL – Through a new program at Goodwill Manasota, area veterans and military families are being trained to prepare a resume and conduct a job interview, while receiving a new outfit to help them stand out during the job hunt. The “Mock Interviewing Program,” which began in January, is a four-part monthly series that takes place on... more»

Goodwill helps the environment and the homeless through craft activity

Published Thursday, April 13, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – As Earth Day approaches, Goodwill Manasota – the pioneer of the “reduce, reuse, recycle” movement – is proud to showcase its commitment to protecting the environment. In an effort to find new ways to be good stewards of the planet, Goodwill Manasota is taking a stand on plastic shopping bags, many of... more»

Goodwill to open new location in Bradenton

Published Tuesday, April 11, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – On April 13, Goodwill Manasota will open its Cortez location, its newest retail store in Manatee County. Located at 3465 Cortez Road West in Bradenton (at 34th and Cortez), the store will offer 17,300 square feet of retail space, 11,300 square feet of production space, and a community room for nonprofits and community partners... more»

Goodwill, Girl Scouts partner on leadership project to honor veterans

Published Friday, April 7, 2017

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota and Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida are teaming up for the “Girl Scout Leadership Experience,” a community project with the goal of honoring veterans, inspiring patriotism, and embracing freedom. Girl Scout Cadettes (grades 6-8) will participate in a variety of activities to earn leadership... more»