BRADENTON, FL – On February 25, Goodwill Manasota will open its Boutique at Cortez, a new space adjacent to its existing Cortez retail store location (3465 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton). The nearly 4,000-square-foot space will feature upscale clothing, purses, shoes, jewelry and accessories as well as select items for the home – at a fraction of the price shoppers would pay at a traditional retail store.
To manage the operations of the Boutique, Goodwill will be adding 6 full-time team members and expects to generate an additional $475,000 in revenue this year. The additional revenue will help to fund Goodwill’s job training and educational programs and services for those with barriers to employment, including individuals with disabilities, veterans, seniors, those with criminal records or financial impediments to stability, and more.
“When people donate and shop at a Goodwill store, they are directly contributing to our ability to change lives through the power of work,” said Goodwill Manasota President and CEO Bob Rosinsky. “Not only do our boutique operations help to distinguish us from other thrift stores and e-retailers, they also help us to boost the revenue available for programs and services throughout the communities we serve.”
Store hours are 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. on Sunday. For more information or to find a convenient Goodwill retail location, go to www.experiencegoodwill.org or call (941) 355-2721.
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 philanthropic donations and revenue generated by the sales of donated goods, Goodwill is able to assist people with disabilities, veterans, seniors, and those with other barriers to employment by providing jobs, job skills training, and free career services. For more information or for a listing of locations, visit www.experiencegoodwill.org or call 941-355-2721.