Sarasota/Bradenton, FL — Goodwill Manasota is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Donn Githens as its director of logistics and donor services. Githens was previously the regional director of retail operations at Goodwill of North Georgia. A Florida State University graduate with a B.S. in Economics, Githens brings with him more than two decades of retail and donated goods experience.
“My grandparents worked for a charity for almost 20 years doing something similar to what Goodwill does. They would pick up clothing from neighborhoods on Long Island, then sell the items either in stores or as salvage. My grandfather drove trucks, and my grandmother coordinated a team that contacted local residents to secure donations,” said Githens.
A seasoned expert in the retail and donated goods enterprise, Githens oversaw operations of nine Goodwill of North Georgia stores. Prior to that, he worked for Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers in Georgia, where he operated the region’s stores and supervised donor acquisitions. Earlier in his career, he served as a regional manager for Blockbuster Video.
“Goodwill is a multi-site retailer experiencing great growth and great interest from the community,” said Githens. “I am really excited to be able to strategize new ways to optimize our impact.”
About Goodwill Manasota:
Goodwill Manasota is an industry-leading, not-for-profit business that turns donations into good jobs, good homes and good neighborhoods. We accomplish our mission through a network of Good Neighbor Centers in Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee and DeSoto counties and our Mission Development Services (MDS) around North America. For more than 100 years, Goodwill has provided opportunities through such programs as Donated Goods Employment Services, Job Connection, JobsPlus, Supported JobsPlus, HomeBuyer’s Club, Mission Development Services, White Glove Services, Good Neighbor Program and Ambassadors Program. Goodwill continues to assist people with disabilities and barriers to opportunity by providing good jobs, good homes and good neighborhoods. Tax-deductible donations to Goodwill Foundation can be made at www.ExperienceGoodwill.org.