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SNEAK PEEK: SRQ’s December Holiday Feature

SRQ Photographer Wyatt Kostygan takes careful photos of our December Holiday Gift Guide feature, on newsstands December 1st! Photo credit: Mary Darby Guidroz

SRQ Photographer Wyatt Kostygan takes careful photos of our December Holiday Gift Guide feature, on newsstands December 1st! Photo credit: Mary Darby Guidroz

If you abide by the unwritten rule that Christmas decorations and music should not be seen or heard until after Thanksgiving, come back to this post on Friday, November 27th. But if you think that the holidays deserve preferential treatment through the whole year, we won’t judge! In the fast-forward world of publishing, Christmas has come and gone and the New Year is well on it’s way before the calendar ever catches up. This week, the calendar tells us that though we are in February, it is time to take a break and give thanks with our families and officially welcome the holiday season.

As part of our Thanksgiving celebration, we’re sharing a sneak peek of the pages to come from the December edition of SRQWe happen to think that you’ll not only like the December edition of SRQ | The Magazine, you’ll LOVE it. As our annual Giving Back edition, December is a tribute to the inspiring holiday decree that it is always better to give than to receive (so if you love our local philanthropies and philanthropists, don’t miss it!). But we don’t limit it to just giving to worthy causes, philanthropic organizations and charities…we’re also hot on the heels of the best gifts to give this holiday season and where to find them at our local retail shops!

The December edition will still be chock full of ways to live local in our beautiful region, including local restaurants, arts and culture and conversations with notable Gulf Coast influencers.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving week and be sure to save room for SRQ December, hitting newsstands on the first of the month!


SRQ Story Project – Goodwill Manasota

Bob Rasinsky (far right) with Goodwill Employees.

Bob Rosinsky (far right), President and CEO of Goodwill Manasota with Goodwill Employees.

Few organizations in our region have as powerful and broad reach as Goodwill Manasota. Committed to representing our community in a host of ways, Goodwill is highly efficient and effective at providing life-enriching work, assistive services and extraordinary opportunities for the underserved (and sometimes overlooked) members of Sarasota and Manatee counties.

This April, SRQ Magazine is pleased to partner with Goodwill Manasota as our Story Project Partner. Special articles are featured in the April edition of SRQ | The Magazine and in our daily newspaper, SRQ Daily, throughout the month that celebrate the amazing work of Goodwill in our community and inform our readers about how their donations make a huge difference in our community.

While the most common interaction with Goodwill is through donations for their numerous resale shops within the community, their mission reaches far beyond the proceeds from your once-loved clothing and furniture. Goodwill is about providing second chances through employment, services to veterans and even an educational programming teaching Spanish, computer skills, arts and crafts, and cooking.

SRQ Magazine is always on the cutting edge of innovation in marketing and helping nonprofits – like Goodwill – brand themselves,” said Veronica Brandon Miller, Vice President of Goodwill Foundation. “With the SRQ Story Project, Goodwill Manasota is able to reach a very broad audience and gives us a voice to let people know that we truly do ‘change lives through the power of work.'”

To read about Goodwill Manasota’s story of changing lives right here in our backyard, pick up an April edition of SRQ Magazine and stay tuned for more about their major initiatives on SRQ Daily throughout April.