Mission: Changing lives through the power of work
Goodwill Manasota’s local mission continues Goodwill’s 120-year commitment to provide jobs and training opportunities for individuals facing significant barriers to employment. Among these obstacles are disadvantaging conditions that range from having a criminal record, being an older worker or lacking a GED, to more disabling conditions like veterans struggling with PTSD, or individuals with severe physical or learning disabilities. Our mission stands on the conviction of Goodwill’s founder, Reverend Edgar J. Helms, who believed that “everyone has the potential to work, and work provides dignity and empowerment for all individuals.” Goodwill Manasota is a social enterprise funded by the sale of donated goods and philanthropic giving. We provide essential services to the most vulnerable members of our community and offer a “hand up” to self-sufficiency.
2705 51st Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34203