Goodwill Diverted 41.2 Million Pounds of Goods From Landfills Last Year

The nonprofit's resale, recycling and salvage operations keep millions of pounds of junk out of landfills and also generate revenue for Goodwill and its partners.

03/15/2018 By Staff

Fine find

Green Bay Packers Fan Finds Luck at Goodwill

A helmet worn by former Packers cornerback Tyrone Williams in the 1998 Super Bowl cost one local fan $4.99.

03/02/2018 By Jordan Noyes

New hires

Goodwill Names New Operations Director

Goodwill Manasota recently promoted team member Rolf Halverson to director of donated goods operations.

02/26/2018 By Staff


Amazon Hiring at Its Ruskin Facility

Amazon is holding a hiring event to hire part-time seasonal associates for its Ruskin location.

02/15/2018 By Staff


Report Puts Goodwill's Statewide Economic Impact at $1.3 Billion

Goodwill Manasota’s local economic impact was calculated at more than $92.1 million—a 13.1 percent increase over 2016.

02/07/2018 By Staff


Goodwill Offers Workshop on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

The free workshop is intended to help organizations identify and address harassment and discrimination in the workplace.

01/24/2018 By Staff

New hires

Goodwill Adds Staff to Help Homeless Veterans

Goodwill Manasota recently hired three new employees for its Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, promoted one team member and shifted another staffer to assist veterans.

01/19/2018 By staff


New Partnership Helps At-Risk Youth Through Job Training

Goodwill Manasota is launching a new partnership with Replay Outreach in an effort to help at-risk youth.

01/09/2018 By staff


Goodwill Names New Risk Management Director

Goodwill Manasota recently promoted Bill Thielen.

11/03/2017 By staff


Google Grant and Volunteers to Assist Goodwill

One thousand Google employees will volunteer with Goodwill organizations to provide training and career coaching.

10/27/2017 By staff


Nonprofits Sign New Office-Sharing Agreement

CareerSource Suncoast recently signed an office-sharing partnership with Goodwill Manasota.

09/20/2017 By staff

New hires

Goodwill Names New Director of Transportation and Logistics

Goodwill Manasota recently promoted Ron McLaurin to the role.

08/11/2017 By staff


Special Needs School Gets New Name, Management

Goodwill Manasota is assuming management of Bradenton's Ave Maria Preparatory School, which serves students ages 6-22 with special learning needs.

08/09/2017 By staff


Veterans Employment Workshop Offered Thursday

The goal is to help transitioning military members and veterans expand their professional networks and enhance their job search skills.

08/01/2017 By staff


New Goodwill Book and Art Store Opens

Goodwill Manasota's new Manatee Book & Art Store, whose inventory includes 17,000-20,000 books and a large selection of art, opens for business Thursday.

06/21/2017 By staff


New 'Kindness at Work' Speaker Series Starts Friday

The first luncheon event will feature Jaime DiDomenico of Cool Today and Plumbing Today, Brian West of Publix and Margarita Valenzula of Culver's.

06/19/2017 By staff


Veterans' Services Director Recognized

CJ Bannister, a veteran who serves as the director of Goodwill Manasota's Veterans Services Program, was honored by Jewish Family & Children’s Service of the Suncoast.

05/12/2017 By staff


New 'Women Empowered' Speaker Series Starts

Goodwill Manasota is launching a new speaker series, Women Empowered, featuring influential, inspirational and innovative local women.

05/01/2017 By staff


New Bradenton Goodwill Opens

The store includes 17,300 square feet of retail space and 11,300 square feet of production space.

04/13/2017 By staff


Goodwill Picks New Board Leaders, Members

Goodwill Manasota recently picked its 2017-2018 Board of Directors. Peter Crowley is the chairman of the board, with immediate past chair Rob Morris holding the title of chair emeritus and Drayton Saunders serving as secretary and treasurer.

04/11/2017 By staff