In late November – just before the cold front moved through Florida – Goodwill Manasota provided a gift certificate to nonprofit organization Streets of Paradise so that volunteer Karin Ireland could purchase warm coats for clients. Streets of Paradise, whose headquarters is located on U.S. 301 in Sarasota, seeks to combat homelessness in Sarasota County. In order to maximize available funds, Ireland reported that she planned to use the gift certificate at Goodwill’s Bargain Barn, where apparel is sold by the pound.
Each year, Goodwill Manasota provides gift cards and vouchers to multiple agencies and schools that serve people in need as well as those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The organization also provides clothing, generously donated by community members, throughout the year for agencies with clients in need.
For more information on Goodwill Manasota, go to experiencegoodwill.org.
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 experiencegoodwill.org or call 941-355-2721.