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


36th Local Goodwill Center Opens

Goodwill Manasota recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest attended donation center, located at 1160 Jacaranda Blvd., Venice.

03/17/2017 By staff

Job training

Free Small Engine Repair Classes Offered

Goodwill Manasota, in partnership with United Way of Manatee County, Turning Points and, is offering a free weekly small engine repair course, graduates of which are guaranteed an interview with a local employer and a free tool kit.

03/09/2017 By staff


New Program Supports Technical College Job Training

Recent grants from Goodwill Industries International will enable Goodwill Manasota and Manatee Technical College to present a new program: Community College 101.

01/10/2017 By staff


Unemployment Rate for Those with Disabilities Down in Sarasota, Up in Manatee

The unemployment rate for individuals with disabilities dropped from 10.8 to 8.7 percent nationally and from 16.2 to 11.7 percent in Sarasota County in the past year, while the rate rose in Manatee County from 9.4 to 11.3 percent.

11/02/2016 Research by staff


Goodwill to Open Beneva Road Store Oct. 13

Goodwill Manasota will open its newest hybrid retail store at 700 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota, at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13.

10/03/2016 Research by staff


Workers' Compensation Changes to Be Discussed Oct. 5

Goodwill Manasota is partnering with the insurance company M.E. Wilson for a panel discussion with experts in the field of Florida workers’ compensation.

09/22/2016 Research by staff

New hires

Goodwill Hires New Director of Real Estate and Market Development

Goodwill Manasota recently hired Priscilla Frye as its director of real estate and market development.

09/15/2016 Research by staff