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    Beyoncé Encourages Fans to Donate to Goodwill

    Goodwill Accepts Donations at North American Concerts

    Rockville, MD — Goodwill Industries International will host a mobile donation center at Beyoncé’s The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour locations throughout the United States and Canada. During her North American tour, Beyoncé will encourage fans and concert attendees to support Goodwill’s job training and community-based services that reduce unemployment and help people care for their families. Charitybuzz.com is auctioning special ticket packages for the tour, with the revenue benefitting Goodwill.

    Fans can support Goodwill in person at the tour venues in 24 North American cities. Concert attendees can donate gently used clothing, electronics and small household goods outside the concert venue. Items will be sold in Goodwill stores, and revenues will benefit Goodwill’s employment programs for people with disabilities and disadvantages in their local communities. Donors and visitors to the Goodwill mobile donation site will also have a chance to win prizes (where permitted and while supplies last).

    “Goodwill puts people first and helps them find jobs and rebuild their careers,” Beyoncé said. “I am excited to team up with an organization that helps people get back to work by providing education, job training and placement services.”

    Fans don’t have to be at the concert to support Goodwill. To join Beyoncé in her support of the organization and its mission, donors can drop off their gently used items to any of Goodwill’s more than 4,800 stores and donation centers. When donors give to Goodwill, they help people in their local communities get the job training and career services they need to find jobs and support their families. They also help people gain access to support services to build their careers and make the most of their paychecks, including career counseling, access to free tax preparation services, mentoring and financial coaching.

    “Many people in our communities are still feeling the effects of the economic downturn, and it is our duty to help them strengthen their work skills so they can provide for their families,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “We’re proud that Beyoncé is using her platform to share the positive impact Goodwill has on local communities, the environment and the lives of the millions of people Goodwill has helped. We are incredibly grateful for her support of Goodwill’s mission.”

    Beyoncé’s tour dates with Goodwill donation centers in the United States and Canada are below.

    June 29—Las Vegas, NV—MGM Grand Garden Arena
    July 1—Los Angeles, CA—Staples Center
    July 2—San Jose, CA—HP Pavilion
    July 5—Oklahoma City, OK—Chesapeake Energy Arena
    July 6—Dallas, TX—American Airlines Center
    July 7—New Orleans, LA—Mercedes-Benz Superdome
    July 9—Ft. Lauderdale, FL —BB&T Center
    July 10—Miami, FL —American Airlines Arena
    July 12—Atlanta, GA—Gwinnett Center
    July 13—Nashville, TN —Bridgestone Arena
    July 15—Houston, TX—Toyota Center
    July 17—Chicago, IL —United Center
    July 18—St. Paul, MN—Xcel Energy Center
    July 20—Detroit, MI—The Palace of Auburn Hills
    July 22—Montreal, QC—Bell Centre
    July 23—Boston, MA—TD Garden
    July 25—Philadelphia, PA—Wells Fargo Center
    July 26—Atlantic City, NJ—Boardwalk Hall
    July 27—Charlotte, NC—Time Warner Cable Arena
    July 29—Washington, DC—Verizon Center
    July 30—Washington, DC—Verizon Center
    July 31—E. Rutherford, NJ—IZOD Center
    August 2—Uncasville, CT—Mohegan Sun
    August 3—Brooklyn, NY—Barclays Center
    August 4—Brooklyn, NY—Barclays Center
    August 5—Brooklyn, NY—Barclays Center

    For more information about Beyoncé’s partnership with Goodwill, visit www.goodwill.org.

    Adam Stiska
    GII Director of Mobile and Digital Strategies
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