A new partnership between Goodwill Manasota and the Children’s Guardian Fund will make items such as clothing, furniture, bedding, housewares and other necessities available for children who are entering the state foster care system. Additionally, Goodwill will provide career services through its Job Connection program for teens in the care system looking for part-time employment, a biological parent who will need to have a job in order to have the child returned to their custody, or a new caregiver who may need to return to work in order to deal with the added expenses related to housing, feeding and clothing one or more children.

Several years ago, Goodwill and the Children’s Guardian Fund partnered to help improve the prospects for young people aging out of the foster care system; the new venture cements the relationship between the two organizations.

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