BRADENTON, FL – In an effort to support local nonprofit organization Goodwill Manasota, Bradenton restaurant Mean Deans Local Kitchen (6059 26th St. W., Bradenton) will hold “Goodwill Day” on Tuesday, April 13, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. On this day, 10% of all restaurant sales – and 100% of the sales of a special dessert created in Goodwill’s honor, the “Good Drizzle Nut Brownie” – will go to Goodwill, to support its Supported JobsPlus (SJP) program.
Implemented in 2005, the SJP program targets sustainable employment for those with significant disabilities. Of Goodwill’s 700 employees, 65% have self-identified disabilities and/or disadvantaging conditions, while 53 – approximately 8% of its employees – have significant disabilities and participate in the SJP program.
Owners Dean Donnelly and Michele Angell approached Goodwill about partnering together; additionally, Mean Deans’ back room lounge area is furnished with numerous items purchased from Goodwill.
For more information about the restaurant, go to meandeanslocalkitchen.com or call 941-251-5435. For more about Goodwill, go to experiencegoodwill.org or call 941-355-2721.
About Goodwill Manasota
Goodwill Manasota is an industry-leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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.