National retailer will provide discounts to customers that make donations to the nonprofit
ROCKVILLE, MD — Goodwill, the United States’ leading workforce development nonprofit and Christopher & Banks, a national specialty retail company, who provides an assortment of expressive styles for women of all sizes, have partnered for the Goodwill Giving Event, encouraging individuals to donate to their local Goodwill store in exchange for coupons valid at Christopher & Banks stores. Christopher & Banks provides its customers with relevant style and exceptional service, and deeply believes in shopping for a cause.
Beginning Thursday, August 30, 2018, donors at 37 participating Goodwill community-based organizations will earn coupons worth $10 valid on their purchase at any one of the 101 participating Christopher & Banks retail stores or via online at www.christopherandbanks.com. Goodwill organizations exist independently and operate the stores and donation centers in their territories. Each Goodwill organization uses the revenue from the sale of goods to provide career service opportunities for people in their communities.
“Donations, such as clothing and household goods, are critical to Goodwill’s mission of helping people acquire new skills, earn educational credentials and certifications, and find employment,” said Kim Zimmer, chief marketing officer and senior vice president, global development at Goodwill Industries International. “We value Christopher & Banks’ commitment to supporting local Goodwill organizations and their community-based programs.”
More than 87 percent of the collective revenue from the sale of goods in Goodwill stores is used to create employment placement, job training and educational opportunities for people. When consumers donate used items, they help people in their community gain the work skills they need to get ahead and care for their families.
“The Goodwill Giving Event and our collaboration with Goodwill is an opportunity for our company, as well as our customers, to make a positive impact in the lives of others,” said Keri Jones, CEO of Christopher & Banks. “Christopher & Banks always strives to be a good neighbor and invest in the success of the communities where we operate.”
For more information on the sale and learn participating locations, please visit www.christopherandbanks.com/goodwillgiving
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Goodwill Industries International
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Christopher & Banks
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ABOUT GOODWILL INDUSTRIES INTERNATIONAL
Goodwill Industries International (GII) is a network of 161 community-based, autonomous organizations in the United States and Canada with a presence in 13 other countries. GII is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is recognized by GuideStar with its Platinum Seal of Approval, the organization’s highest rating for charities. For the past three years, Goodwill was ranked in the top five brands that inspired consumers the most with its mission in the Brand World Value Index commissioned by the creative agency, enso. Goodwill has been on the Forbes’ list of top 20 most inspiring companies for three consecutive years.
Local Goodwill organizations are innovative and sustainable social enterprises that offer job placement and training services and other community-based programs by selling donated clothing and household items in more than 3,300 stores collectively and online at http://shopgoodwill.com®. Goodwill helps people facing challenges to finding employment including, people with disabilities; veterans and military families; youth and young adults, including youth who are at risk and opportunity youth; older workers; people reintegrating into society; and others facing challenges to finding employment.
Last year, local Goodwill organizations collectively placed more than 288,000 people in employment in the United States and Canada. In addition, more than 38 million people used computers and mobile devices to access Goodwill education, training, mentoring and online learning services to strengthen their skills, and more than two million people received in-person services.
For more information or to find a Goodwill location near you, visit Goodwill.org or call (800) GOODWILL. Follow us on Twitter: @GoodwillIntl and @GoodwillCapHill, and find us on Facebook and Instagram: GoodwillIntl.
ABOUT CHRISTOPHER & BANKS
Christopher & Banks Corporation is a Minneapolis-based national specialty retailer featuring exclusively designed privately branded women’s apparel and accessories. As of August 24, 2018, the Company operates 461 stores in 45 states consisting of 313 MPW stores, 79 Outlet stores, 36 Christopher & Banks stores, and 33 stores in its women’s plus size clothing division CJ Banks. The Company also operates the www.christopherandbanks.com eCommerce website.