MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — This September, shoppers at The Bon-Ton Stores Inc.’s 260 retail locations in 24 states will be able to shop locally, donate locally and change lives in their communities through the fall 2017 Goodwill Sale.
Now in its 23rd year, the semi-annual Goodwill Sale runs through Sept. 30 at Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores.
The Goodwill Sale is an opportunity to donate unused items and earn savings on new fall fashions. During the sale event, customers drop off items for donation at their local department stores in exchange for coupons good for up to 30 percent off the purchase of apparel, shoes, accessories and other items, as well as up to 15 percent off cosmetics and fragrances. Coupons can be used in-store and online. Donations of ladies, kids and men’s clothing, accessories, shoes, luggage and household textiles will be accepted.
In 2016, Bon-Ton customers donated 4.1 million pounds of clothing, textiles and household items, enough to fill 51 semis. These contributions generated roughly 588,714 hours of job placement, job training, skills enrichment and other community-based services, such as financial education and mentoring, for people in local communities. This translates to Goodwill’s helping a person find a job every 23 seconds of every business day. In a single work week, more than 7,000 people were placed in good jobs.