Local Bon-Ton stores offer Goodwill Sale Dec. 6-11
Before you head to the mall in search of just the right gifts, dig out those sweaters you no longer wear or your children’s outgrown clothing and donate them during the new holiday Goodwill Sale.
When you drop them off at any area Bon-Ton store, your donations will benefit Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois’ job training programs and you will receive a 25 percent off coupon on apparel, footwear and accessories to use toward holiday shopping Dec. 6-11.
For each item donated (20 items equals 20 coupons), Bon-Ton Stores will provide a discount coupon that can be used at any area Bergner’s, Elder-Beerman or Carson’s stores.
“People who donate during the Bon-Ton Goodwill Holiday Sale not only get a discount on the gifts they buy for their families and friends, but they can also take pride in knowing that their donations provide job opportunities for people with disabilities and disadvantages in their communities,” said Sam Schmitz, president of Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois. “This holiday season, take advantage of this unique opportunity to be charitable and save money.”
Nearly 3.9 million pounds of clothing and textiles were collected and donated to Goodwill during the fall Bon-Ton Goodwill Sale. The donated goods have an estimated value of $15 to $17 million in revenue, and support Goodwill’s job training programs, career services and other community-based programs for people with disabilities, those who lack education or job experience, and others facing challenges to finding employment.
In addition to job training and career development programs, Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois also provides access to support services, free tax preparation and financial education.
Customers who donate at any of the Bon-Ton Stores during the Goodwill Holiday Sale can also pledge their support for Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois’ mission by registering their donations on www.millionactsofgoodwill.com. When individuals register, they will receive a coupon for an additional 25 percent off to use at any Bon-Ton Stores location and will also be able to play the “Closet Clean-Out Giveaway Instant Win Game,” for a chance to win a Bon-Ton gift card instantly, and they will be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to have their Bon-Ton Stores credit card paid off, up to $5,000!
Local participating stores include the following:
• Bergner’s at CherryVale Mall, 7200 Harrison Ave., Rockford;
• Bergner’s in Machesney Park, 8790 N. Second St., Machesney Park;
• Bergner’s at Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, Ill.;
• Carson Pirie Scott in DeKalb, 2550 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, Ill.; and
• Elder-Beerman at Beloit Mall, 100 Beloit Mall, Beloit, Wis.
From the Dec. 5-11, 2012, issue
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