VENICE, FL – On February 24, 2017, Goodwill Manasota celebrated the grand opening of its newest attended donation center, located at 1160 Jacaranda Boulevard in Venice. The 2,000-square-foot facility, which is in a prime Venice location and has an expanded donation drive-through and enhanced loading docks, was designed by Randall Paul Sample Architect and built by NDC Construction.
“The revenue from the sales of donated goods funds job training programs and support services that help people with barriers to employment to achieve and maintain economic independence and a better quality of life,” said Bob Rosinsky, president and CEO of Goodwill Manasota. “By opening this new ADC in Venice, Goodwill is making donating as easy and convenient as possible, and created new jobs in the community in the process. These locations are vital in our mission of changing lives through the power of work.”
This facility will bring the total of Goodwill attended donation centers to 36 in its service area of Sarasota, Manatee, Desoto and Hardee counties. The new facility employs two new team members and has the potential to increase the number of donations to Goodwill Manasota by more than 26,000 annually. The donation of unwanted items to Goodwill supports programs and services throughout the region.
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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 2016, Goodwill Manasota served 28,207 people, placed 755 people in jobs and assisted 240 veterans as they reintegrated back into the civilian workforce. Goodwill Manasota’s economic impact back to the community is worth $92.1 million. Goodwill is one of the pioneers of the reduce-reuse-recycle movement and this past year diverted more than 40 million pounds out of the landfill. 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. Goodwill Manasota is 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 www.experiencegoodwill.org.