The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. Spring Goodwill Sale took place from March 12 to March 28. During this time, many people brought in donations, such as clothing, shoes and household items that were no longer needed. In exchange for their generous donations, donors received coupons for new home and fashion merchandise at Bon-Ton stores. Customers also made cash donations in exchange for the coupons as well.
The donations are sold in Goodwill stores, and the money goes towards funding employment placement, training and community services, such as child care and transportation. The partnership between Goodwill and Bon-Ton has brought in more than 2.1 million pounds of clothing and and textiles and raised $492,000 to fund Goodwill’s overall mission. “For more than 20 years, Goodwill has been proud to partner with Bon-Ton to bring opportunities to people in more communities,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “We are grateful for their customers’ donations and the philanthropic commitment of the Bon-Ton stores to helping people in our local communities ”
The Bon-Ton Goodwill Sale is the largest and longest-standing department store donation drive. An estimated 300,000 hours of job training services will be provided by the textile and cash donations from this spring’s sale. Goodwill gives you job placement and community services to people with disabilities, those who need education and work experience, and those who are either underemployed or unemployed. Last year alone, over 9.8 million people reaped the benefits from Goodwill programs.
“The Bon-Ton Goodwill Sale has been a time-honored tradition for Bon-Ton customers for more than two decades,” said Kathryn Bufano, president and CEO of the Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. “With the generosity if our customers, this charitable event has made a huge impact to help fund Goodwill’s job placement and training services which help strengthen our community.”
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