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    The Bon-Ton Stores and Goodwill®: A Commitment to our Communities

    Semi-annual Partnership Provides Support for Job Seekers

    ROCKVILLE, MD — This September, customers at The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.’s 261 retail locations in 25 states will be able to shop locally, donate locally and change local lives through the fall 2017 Goodwill Sale.

    Now in its 23rd year, the Goodwill Sale will take place from Wednesday, September 13, to Friday, Saturday, September 30, at Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s, and Younkers stores.

    During the sale event, customers will be able to drop off items for donation to their local Goodwill organizations in exchange for coupons good for up to 30 percent off the purchase price of clothing, accessories and other items, excluding cosmetics and fragrances. In addition, seniors will receive triple coupons.

    “Bon-Ton has always strived to be a good neighbor, knowing we have a responsibility to the communities we serve,” said William Tracy, president and CEO of The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. “A big portion of that local dedication comes each spring and fall with our twice-yearly Goodwill Sale.”

    This past spring, Bon-Ton customers donated 1.4 million pounds of clothing, textiles and household items, which equated to 250,000 hours of job placement, job training, skills enrichment and other community-based services, such as financial education and mentoring, for people in local communities. The Goodwill Sale represents Goodwill and Bon-Ton’s shared community commitment to providing skills development for career advancement and other necessary support services, which is essential for job creation.

    “Whenever someone donates clothing or household goods to Goodwill, we are able to create jobs, training programs and education assistance for people who are unemployed or underemployed,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “The Goodwill Sale is a testament to our shared vision with Bon-Ton as brands who believe in bigger savings and greater good. It is truly inspiring to witness the support we get each spring and fall from our partners at Bon-Ton.”

    Job training and services provided by Goodwill organizations support people with disadvantages and disabilities, veterans and military families, older workers, youth and young adults, and anyone facing a difficult time advancing in their career. The Bon-Ton Goodwill Sale is Goodwill’s largest and longest-standing cause partnership and department store donation drive.

    About Goodwill Industries International

    Goodwill Industries International (GII) is a network of 162 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. GII was also ranked by Enso as the #1 brand doing the most good in the world for two consecutive years, and was the only nonprofit brand rated in Forbes’ 20 most inspiring companies for three consecutive years. Local Goodwill organizations are innovative and sustainable social enterprises that create job training programs, employment placement and other community-based programs by selling donated clothing and household items in more than 3,200 stores collectively and online at shopgoodwill.com®. Local Goodwill organizations also build revenue and create jobs by contracting with businesses and government to provide a wide range of commercial services, including packaging and assembly, food services preparation, and document imaging and shredding. Last year, local Goodwill organizations collectively placed more than 313,000 people in employment in the United States and Canada. In addition, more than 35 million people used computers and mobile devices to access Goodwill education, training, mentoring and online learning services to strengthen their skills, and more than 2 million people received in person services. To learn more, visit goodwill.org.

    For more information or to find a Goodwill location near you, use the online locator at Goodwill.org or call (800) GOODWILL. Follow us on Twitter: @GoodwillIntl and @GoodwillCapHill, and find us on Facebook: GoodwillIntl or Instagram: GoodwillIntl.

    About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.

    The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 261 stores, which includes nine furniture galleries and four clearance centers, in 25 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates. The stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings. The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is an active and positive participant in the communities it serves. For further information, please visit thebontonstoresinc.com or the company’s web site at bonton.com. Join the conversation and be inspired by following Bon-Ton on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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    CONTACT:
    Lauren Lawson-Zilai
    Senior Director, Public Relations
    Goodwill Industries International
    Phone: (240) 333-5266
    Lauren.Lawson@goodwill.org
    Christine Hojnacki
    Vice President of Public Relations and Special Events
    The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
    Phone: (414) 347-5329
    christine.hojnacki@bonton.com

     

     

     

    Lauren Lawson-Zilai
    Senior Director, Public Relations
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