Superhero Recognition, Super Sales, & a Giving Challenge
(Sarasota/Bradenton, FL) — Goodwill Manasota and the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida are pleased to announce the “I’ve Got the Power” campaign, which is a collaboration that encourages local Girl Scouts to make a difference and create positive changes in our communities.
This partnership, which will launch during Goodwill Week on May 4, will encourage local Girl Scouts to organize donation drives to help Goodwill further its mission, which is placing people in jobs thus creating a stronger and healthier community. In return, Girl Scouts will earn an “I’ve Got the Power” badge in addition to learning lessons about environmental responsibility and social consciousness.
This year’s Goodwill Week will be a busy one with several activities lined up that will all convey the same, “I’ve Got the Power” theme.
Activities will include:
An ambassador recognition luncheon will recognize outstanding volunteers who have gone above and beyond in spreading the Goodwill word. These “superheroes” will be adorned with a Goodwill cape as well! The luncheon will be held on May 5 at 11.30am at Michael’s on East. To RSVP for this event, please email GoodwillRSVP@gimi.org.
Goodwill is participating in The 24-hour Giving Challenge; an event hosted by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County on May 6-7 from Noon to Noon. Supporters can tune into the Goodwill Facebook page during the challenge to see ambassadors in their capes! Visit GivingPartnerChallenge.org to make a donation.
On the retail front, rewards will be offered for donations dropped off at any Goodwill location between May 4-10. Bring your donation receipt into any of our retail locations for a $5 discount of your $20 or more purchase. This offer is valid until May 11.
Goodwill Week is celebrated every year during the first full week of May. Goodwill agencies around the United States celebrate the power of work. It is also a way to thank donors, shoppers and supporters that have made positive contributions that help carry out our mission. Goodwill uses the proceeds from the sale of donated goods to fund training and employment programs to help individuals get back to work.
For more information on Goodwill Week, visit EXPERIENCEGOODWILL.ORG or call 941.355.2721, x. 104.
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. We also provide opportunities through numerous programs, such as Donated Goods Employment Services, Job Connection, American Veterans & their Families Initiative, JobsPlus, Supported JobsPlus, GoodwillWorks, 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.