Philanthropy

Goodwill Manasota Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers

They are Jo Rita Stevens, Andrea Nierenberg, Jim Flora and Louise Cataldo.

01/15/2021 By Staff

Work Study

Goodwill, Bayshore High School Partner on Student Work Program

Through the program, ESE students can benefit from real-life work experience.

01/11/2021 By Staff

Education

Goodwill Manasota Offers Virtual ESOL Classes for Manatee County Employees

The classes, which are taught by instructors provided by the Manatee Literacy Council, are provided while employees are on the clock, at no cost to them.

12/31/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Philanthropist Donates $10 Million to Goodwill Manasota

MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, recently pledged to make $4.2 billion in charitable donations.

12/18/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Goodwill Collects, Distributes Clothing for Veterans With Upcoming Job Interviews

Everglades University recently partnered with Goodwill Manasota to collect business attire for local veterans.

12/15/2020 By Staff

Finance

Goodwill Manasota Selected for Commerce Department Foundation Pilot Program

Goodwill Manasota was one of just five Goodwill organizations in the country to be selected.

12/08/2020 By Staff

Awards

Goodwill Veterans Services Program Manager Named 'Veteran of the Year'

Todd Hughes served in the U.S. Army with deployment to Iraq; after a serious head injury, he used his GI Bill benefits to enroll in school and help other vets.

11/11/2020 By Staff

Grants

Grant Enables Goodwill to Subsidize Security Guard Training

Funding from the Evans Family Charitable Fund of Manatee Community Foundation will underwrite Class D Security Guard License training.

10/06/2020 By Staff

Jobs

Goodwill to Help Community Prepare for Indeed’s ‘Virtual Hiring Tour’

The virtual event's goal is to get 20,000 people hired nationally; Goodwill Manasota will assist those through its free Job Connection service.

09/21/2020 By Staff

Technology

Women’s Resource Center, Goodwill Partner on Digital Equity Pilot Program

The organizations have launched a pilot program for 10 low-income women that provides devices, Internet service, technology support and digital skills training.

07/23/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Goodwill Manasota Will Distribute Thousands of Masks

The organization is giving away 55,000 masks as long as supplies last.

07/06/2020 By Staff

Grants

Goodwill Manasota Receives $23,000 Grant to Support Key Staff Positions

The grant will fund one Job Connection employee and cover the cost of one-and-a-half Veterans Services Program team members for two months.

06/18/2020 By Staff

Grants

Goodwill Receives Grant to Support GoodPartner Coach Program

The Ralph S. French Charitable Foundation has granted $60,000 in funding.

06/12/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Manatee County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit Trains at Goodwill Manasota

While the corporate campus remains empty, Manatee sheriffs officers and service dogs used the facility to sniff out "drugs" and "bombs."

05/05/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Forces Goodwill Manasota to Reduce Staff By 52 Percent

The reductions impact 374 employees.

04/02/2020 By Staff

Shopping

Goodwill to Open New Boutique at Cortez

To manage its operations, Goodwill will be adding six full-time team members and expects to generate an additional $475,000 in revenue this year.

02/19/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Team Member From Goodwill's Veterans' Program Honored

Jeremiah Robinson was recognized for his service on behalf of veterans.

10/29/2019 By Staff

Jobs

Goodwill, Florida Department of Corrections Will Host Second Chance Job Fair

The event will focus on assisting members of the public who are currently on probation.

10/09/2019 By Staff

Partnerships

Goodwill, SunCoast Blood Bank Launch New Partnership

The partners will hold at least one event each month, including at Streets of Paradise in October and FCCI Insurance Group in November.

09/25/2019 By Staff

Awards

Goodwill Announces Honorees for Community Ambassador of the Year Awards Dinner

This year’s honorees are veterans advocate Kevin Henault, philanthropist Charles L. Slater, and Goodwill community partner Turning Points.

08/27/2019 By Staff