Burlington Coat Factory Donates Thousands of Books to Benefit Goodwill’s Job Training Programs

Rockville, MD – Burlington Coat Factory has donated 32,000 children’s books to Goodwill® agencies to support Goodwill’s mission of helping people find jobs and strengthen their communities. According to the Online Donation Impact Calculator on donate.goodwill.org, this generous donation of books will help provide more than 533 hours of Goodwill career services, such as job search assistance or financial planning courses.
Goodwill recently launched the Donate Movement, a public awareness initiative to educate consumers about the power of their donations to positively impact people and the planet. The Burlington Coat Factory donation helps to further promote this message of powerful social change and environmental sustainability.
“This book donation is helping Goodwill provide the critical career services people need to be independent and care for their families,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “Burlington Coat Factory is also being environmentally responsible by giving these books a second life.”
Approximately 350 Burlington Coat Factory stores will donate the books to 113 local, independent Goodwill agencies across the United States. The donated books will be sold in local Goodwill stores, where the revenues fund job training programs and other community-based services for people with disabilities, those who lack education or job experience, and others who face challenges to finding employment.
“Giving back to the community has always been part of our heritage at Burlington Coat Factory,” said Thomas Kingsbury, President and Chief Executive Officer of Burlington Coat Factory. “We’re delighted that the book donations will not only provide enjoyment for children and foster their interest in reading, but that the funds raised from their sale at Goodwill agencies nationwide will go towards assisting those in need.”
To find your nearest Goodwill, visit locator.goodwill.org or call (800) 741-0186.