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Monday, February 25, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Goodwill Manasota's 30,000-square-foot store opened Tuesday evening to shoppers.
Like a good neighbor, Goodwill is there. Goodwill Manasota might want to borrow the State Farm jingle for its new all-in-one store on the North Trail called the Peggy & Don Roberts Good Neighbor Center, named after the retired chief executive and his wife Peggy, the also retired president of housing for the organization. The store, 5150 N. Tamiami Trail, had its grand opening Tuesday evening to shoppers and supporters, and the 30,000 square feet features more than just clothes, furniture and jewelry. But beyond the granddad's clothes where many of folk will look incredible, there are community resources inside the store. The Goodwill features a Job Connection center where the community can be connected with employers in Manatee, Sarasota …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Thieves broke into three Goodwill Manasota maintenance trucks Tuesday taking hand tools
Goodwill Industries Manasota is asking for the community's help after $5,000 worth of tools were stolen from three of its maintenance trucks Tuesday. Goodwill discovered that thieves had cut through a parking lot fence at the organization's facilities parking lot on 15th Street East in Sarasota, breaking into three trucks and stealing $5,000 worth of hand tools, according to Goodwill. "We are a service-based industry and the shameful theft of these tools hits us hard. But it also strikes at the community we serve," said Bob Rosinsky, president of Goodwill Manasota in a statement. "We're all victims of this crime. These thieves are preying on the good will of the Sarasota-Manatee community by stealing from a nonprofit that helps thousands …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Community celebrated the retiring of the Rev. Don Roberts and his wife Peggy Roberts from Goodwill Manasota after more than 30 years of service.
The Roberts are ready to ride off in the sunset after celebrating their start of retirement Friday from Goodwill Manasota. Friday was a time to pause and look back at Goodwill Manasota's history and the visionary efforts of the organization which is dedicated to improving the quality of life in this community. The organization is focused on three main objectives: Good Jobs, Good Homes and Good Neighborhoods. The Rev. Don Roberts, chief executive officer, and Peggy Roberts, president of housing, are retiring with more than 30 years with the organization. The new Chief Executive Officer for GoodwillManasota is Bob Rosinsky. Rosinsky will focus the organization on three initiatives: “The better we do in our mission integrated business, the …
Monday, July 4, 2011
The newly opened Clearance Center features 50 percent off everything, every day.
The Goodwill philosophy of “a hand up, not a hand out” is alive in Bradenton and updating as it opens its newest project, the Goodwill Clearance Store. Located at 5138 Cortez Rd. W. (a previous traditional Goodwill store) in West Bradenton, the Clearance Store offers merchandise at a reduced 50 percent off all merchandise, all the time. On a recent weekday, the parking lot was full with a steady stream of shoppers entering the front door. “Because of the economy, we decided to offer sales every day of 50 percent off,” said Luanne Kirschner, communications director of Goodwill Manasota. “We have redone the signage inside and outside in red and white rather than the traditional blue and white to denote the designation of clearance.” …