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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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