Goodwill / Bon-Ton Partnership Rewards Consumers for Donating

STATELINE (WIFR) -- Goodwill and area Bon-Ton stores are encouraging consumers to donate and save during the semi-annual Bon-Ton Goodwill Sale, which will take place from March 13 –30, 2013. Throughout the sale, The Bon-Ton stores will be accepting donations of used clothing and soft home goods to benefit Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois. Donations will be sold at area Goodwill stores, and the revenues will fund employment placement programs and other community-based services that help people gain dignity and independence through the power of work. In return, every donor will be rewarded with discounts for any of Bon-Ton’s 271 stores and furniture galleries.

For each item of clothing or textile donated, shoppers will receive a discount coupon that can be used online or at any Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s or Younkers stores. The coupons can be used on nearly everything in the store such as women’s, men’s and children’s apparel, shoes, handbags and accessories at a 25 percent discount, home store merchandise at a 20 percent discount and cosmetics, fragrances, furniture, and small electrics at a 15 percent discount.

“The semi-annual Bon-Ton Goodwill Sale is a unique opportunity for customers to clean out their closets, get great deals on new spring sale items, and make a difference in their own communities by harnessing the power of donations,” said Samuel Schmitz, President of Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois. “By funneling the revenue from donations into job training and placement programs, the Bon-Ton Goodwill Sale enables Goodwill to provide an array of services to job-seekers.”

“For nearly two decades, the partnership between The Bon-Ton Stores and Goodwill has helped shoppers across the country give back in a simple but meaningful way,” said Brendan Hoffman, president and CEO of The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. “Once again, Bon-Ton is pleased to give our customers the opportunity to make a difference in their communities and receive a discount on the new and exciting spring assortments in our stores.”

LOCAL PARTICIPATING BON-TON STORES INCLUDE:

Bergner’s Cherryvale Bergner’s Machesney Park
7200 Harrison Avenue 8790 N. Second Street
Rockford, IL 61112 Machesney Park, IL 61115

Bergner’s Sterling Carson Pirie Scott DeKalb
Northland Mall 2500 Sycamore Road
2900 E. Lincolnway DeKalb, IL 60115
Sterling, IL 61081

Elder-Beerman Beloit Mall
100 Beloit Mall
Beloit, WI 53511


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