Fast Track

Goodwill Manasota President Donn Githens Elected to Statewide Recycling Board

Githens—who is representing Goodwill Manasota and the Florida Goodwill Association in this role—will serve a two-year term as secretary.

01/25/2022 By Staff


Local DAR Member Donates Backpacks, Supplies for Homeless Veterans

The effort is called "Sue's Backpacks" in honor of the late mother of DAR member Rebecca Morgan, who first began doing this locally in 2017.

12/16/2021 By Staff

Good Deeds

Goodwill Manasota Partners With Local Food Banks to Feed the Hungry

Most-needed items are peanut butter, canned items, pasta, rice and cereals.

12/01/2021 By Staff

Good Deeds

Goodwill Donates Items to Help Victims of Haiti Earthquake

The organization donated 261 lbs. of children's clothing to those in need.

09/07/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Goodwill Manasota Names New President

Goodwill VP of operations Donn Githens will succeed retiring CEO Bob Rosinsky in June 2022.

07/28/2021 By Staff


Longtime Goodwill Volunteer Honored With Picture on Truck

Jo Rita Stevens, who has contributed more than 50 years of service to Goodwill, recognized with photo on truck wrap.

07/02/2021 By Staff


Goodwill Manasota Expands JobsPlus Language Program

According to U.S. Census data, a language other than English is spoken at home in nearly 18 percent of households in Manatee County.

06/28/2021 By Staff


Goodwill Receives Funding to Assist Individuals With Barriers to Employment

The $85,920 grant will support Goodwill's GoodPartner Coach program.

06/04/2021 By Staff

Rental Assistance

Goodwill Partners With Local Governments for Rental Assistance Services

Goodwill is providing space at its Selby/Newtown Job Connection office so residents can receive help applying for Emergency Rental Assistance Program funding.

05/20/2021 By Staff


Goodwill Reopens Job Connection Office in Arcadia

Staffing the Job Connection office is Ana Magadan, the new GoodPartner Coach/career development facilitator for the Arcadia location.

05/18/2021 By Staff


Goodwill Manasota Expands Veterans Program Into South County

The program will now be staffed at Goodwill's North Port and Rialto locations.

05/05/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Goodwill Manasota Announces 2021-2022 Board of Directors

Steve Boone has been elected as board chair; new members this year are Eric Kaplan and Betsy Benac.

04/28/2021 By Staff

Good Deeds

Mean Deans Local Kitchen to Host 'Goodwill Day'

Ten percent of all restaurant sales will go to Goodwill to support its Supported JobsPlus program for those with disabilities.

04/09/2021 By Staff


Goodwill Manasota Expands Supported JobsPlus Program

The program helps provide employment for individuals with severe disabilities.

03/31/2021 By Staff

Health News

Goodwill Hosting Monthly Blood Drives at Multiple Locations

Suncoast Blood Centers will park its bloodmobiles at Goodwill locations in Bradenton and North Port one Sunday per month through the end of the year.

03/23/2021 By Staff


Goodwill, Children's Guardian Fund Partner to Help Foster Kids

The partnership will make clothing, furniture, bedding, housewares and other necessities available for children who are entering the state foster care system.

03/18/2021 By Staff

Tax Time

Goodwill, United Way Partner to Provide Free Tax Prep Services

The service provides free help to those making less than $66,000, persons with disabilities, and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own returns.

02/09/2021 By Staff


Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee Receives $4 Million Gift

The funds come from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.

02/02/2021 By Staff


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