SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Turner Tree and Landscape, which is based out of Bradenton, recently donated $7,000 worth of landscaping to beautify the Goodwill Manasota Donation Center at the intersection of Beneva Road and Webber Street in Sarasota. This gift not only helps to beautify the facility, it also is complementary to Goodwill’s commitment to green business practices.
“Goodwill Manasota does so much for this community and we enjoy supporting its mission whenever possible,” said Darrell Turner of Turner Tree and Landscape. “We believe that Goodwill’s efforts to help people secure jobs stimulate a stronger economy – Goodwill changes lives by removing the barriers to employment. That’s a mission we can get behind. We wanted to donate this landscaping to show our support in a way that was familiar to us; because of their eco-friendly practices, we are both making the community a little more green.”
“Darrell and the staff at Turner Tree and Landscape have been Goodwill Ambassadors for quite some time and they are helping us leave a legacy in a community they care about. They support our cause as we work to improve the lives of our neighbors,” said Bob Rosinsky, president and CEO at Goodwill Manasota. “The gift of the beautiful landscaping really showcases the commitment they have to helping us succeed. Last year, with the support of businesses like Turner Tree and Landscape and Goodwill Ambassadors like Darrell, we served 16,000 individuals and helped put over 500 people back to work.”
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 $81.3 million. Goodwill is one of the pioneers of the reduce-reuse-recycle movement and this past year diverted 37 million pounds out of the landfill. For more information, visit experiencegoodwill.org.