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.