The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (OTCQX: BONT), which operates Younkers invites you to clean out your closets, save on new spring fashions and help transform lives in your local community. Shoppers can drop off donations of clothing, shoes, accessories and household goods for Goodwill of Greater Grand Rapids at the Younkers store in Grandville in the Rivertown Crossings Mall. In exchange, customers receive three generous coupons for each item donated for up to 30 percent on apparel and 15 percent on cosmetics and fragrances to use in-store and online. Donations are being accepted March 14 through March 24.
- Men’s and Ladies’ shirts & blouses
- Men’s and Ladies’ denim
- Men’s and Ladies’ business suits
- Men’s, Ladies’ and Children’s outerwear
- Shoes (athletic, dress, and casual)
- Accessories, belts, scarves
- Soft home goods such as blankets and bedspreads
During the spring and fall events in 2017, shoppers donated 2.9 million pounds of clothing and household items at Bon-Ton Store locations nationwide—enough to fill 36 semi-trucks. The impact of these contributions is 425,000 hours of Goodwill job placement, job training, skills enrichment and other community-based services.
“Every donation makes a difference,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “Goodwill’s founding principle is that work has the power to change lives through dignity and independence. For almost a quarter-century, Bon-Ton has been a generous partner in serving and strengthening local communities.”
For customers who would like to contribute in a different way, they may make a $1 donation in-store or online to receive additional Goodwill Sale event coupons. All donations support Goodwill of Greater Grand Rapids’ employment placement and job training programs. Services provided by Goodwill of Greater Grand Rapids support people with disadvantages and disabilities, older workers, youth and young adults, and anyone facing a difficult time advancing in their career.
The Goodwill Sale takes place twice a year in the spring and fall. Since 1994, the Goodwill Sale cause-marketing collaboration has generated an estimated value of more than $184 million in revenue to support employment services across the network of Goodwill organizations.
For more information about the Bon-Ton Goodwill Sale and how to enter for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree starting March 14, visit bonton.com/goodwill.
About Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids
Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to changing lives and communities through the power of work. Since 1966, the organization has offered a wide range of employment and training programs to assist those with disabilities and other barriers to employment in developing their marketable skills in order to find meaningful employment. Its efforts are supported by revenue from its 20 retail stores in a five-county area, as well as from monetary donations. For more information, visit www.goodwillgr.org.
About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 254 stores, which includes nine furniture galleries, in 23 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.