Sarasota/Bradenton, FL. — Goodwill Manasota relocated its Boutique at 5831 Derek Avenue in Sarasota to 1704 N. Honore Ave. The grand opening for the new location will be held on March 20, 2014 and will feature drawings to win Goodwill gift certificates.
“Our objective in relocating the boutique was to bring it to a location where it could be easier for shoppers to visit from both Sarasota and Manatee Counties, and the Honore retail location had opportunity for expansion,” said Bob Rosinsky, president and CEO of Goodwill Manasota. “We’re now able to accommodate more shopping in one location,” he said.
Goodwill’s Boutique opened in 2011 and has been a successful retail arm of Goodwill. It has become known for being the place to discover the true meaning of “the thrill of the hunt” to uncover upscale ladies’ apparel, shoes, accessories and more. The chic store offers several upscale brands including Armani, Oscar de la Renta, Coach, Vera Wang, St Johns, and more – you really never know what you’ll find in the racks and on the shelves.
The Goodwill Bookstore that is currently located at 5880 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota will move to the former Boutique store location off Clark Road. The new bookstore grand opening is scheduled for May.
All proceeds from the Boutique and the retail stores support Goodwill’s mission of providing career services and job placement and training to the community with a focus on those with disabilities and other barriers to employment.
BOUTIQUE OPENING DETAILS:
Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014
Time: Beginning at 9 a.m.
Venue: Goodwill Boutique – 1704 N Honore Ave., Sarasota
Store hours: Monday to Saturday from 9am – 8pm, Sunday from 10am – 6pm
About Goodwill Manasota
Goodwill Manasota is an industry-leading, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that changes lives through the power of work. With the sales of donated goods and philanthropic donations, Goodwill is able to assist people with disabilities and other barriers to employment by providing job skills training and employment opportunities. In 2013, we served more than 16,000 people, placed 537 people in jobs and assisted 329 veterans as they reintegrated back into the civilian workforce. Goodwill Manasota’s economic impact back to the community is worth $39.3 million. 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 111 years, Goodwill has provided opportunities through such programs as Donated Goods Employment Services, Job Connection, American Veterans & their Families Initiative, JobsPlus, Supported JobsPlus, GoodwillWorks, Mission Development Services, White Glove Services, Good Neighbor Program and Ambassadors Program. Goodwill is one of the pioneers of the reduce-reuse-recycle movement and this past year diverted 37 million pounds out of the landfill. Goodwill Manasota is legally organized under the laws of the United States and the State of Florida. We are accountable to a local Board of Directors. Goodwill Manasota in essence belongs to this community, and is NOT owned by any individual or company. For more information, visit EXPERIENCEGOODWILL.ORG.