Save On Fall Fashion Trends And Contribute To Your Community During the Bon-Ton Semi-Annual Goodwill® Sale

Sep 10, 2012, 08:00 ET from Goodwill Industries International

Earn Discounts at Bon-Ton Stores while Supporting Goodwill's Job Training Programs     

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While high-end fashion houses are heading to New York for Fashion Week, be sure to follow the fashion leads and take advantage of the fall deals at your local Bon-Ton store. While you're there, check out the semi-annual Goodwill Sale, taking place September 12-29. When you donate your gently-used clothing at any of the 272 Bon-Ton Stores locations, you'll receive a coupon to purchase Bon-Ton's line-up of fabulous fall fashions. Your donated items will be sold at Goodwill stores, where the revenues fund job training and placement services to help people in your local community find and keep jobs

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Customers will receive a discount coupon for each item of clothing or textile they donate. The coupon can be used at any Bon-Ton, Bergner's, Boston Store, Carson's, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's, Younkers, or Parisian store to purchase women's, men's and children's apparel, shoes, handbags, luggage, fragrances and more at a discount ranging from 15-20 percent.

Those who donate during the Goodwill Sale can take pride in knowing their Goodwill donations provide numerous job opportunities for people with disabilities and disadvantages. Goodwill provides a broad array of services that help people identify their skills and interests in high-demand fields including healthcare, green industries, financial services, and technology. In addition to job training and career development programs, Goodwill also provides support services, including free tax preparation, financial education, youth mentoring, and transportation.

"Goodwill was founded on the belief that every person should have the opportunity to achieve independence through the power of work," said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. "Our donors, including those who participate in the semi-annual Goodwill Sale, enable Goodwill organizations across the United States to design programs to help millions of job seekers, innovating as they see fit to help individuals and families in local communities."

Customers who donate at any of the Bon-Ton stores during the Goodwill Sale can also pledge their support for Goodwill's mission of employment and training by registering their donation on and receive a coupon for a 25 percent discount to use at any Bon-Ton store. Web visitors 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 be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree.

"Through the semi-annual Goodwill sale, our goal is to collect more than 6.5 million pounds of gently used clothing and textiles to donate to Goodwill to assist people who face challenges to finding employment in neighboring communities where Bon-Ton stores are present," said Brendan L. Hoffman, president and chief executive officer of The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. "This is our customers' favorite sale because it gives them an opportunity to donate to help a great organization and get special deals on new fall merchandise."   

About Goodwill Industries International:
Goodwill Industries International is a network of 165 community-based agencies in the United States and Canada with 14 affiliates in 13 other countries. Goodwill agencies are innovative and sustainable social enterprises that fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs by selling donated clothing and household items in nearly 2,700 stores and online at Local Goodwill agencies also build revenue and create jobs by contracting with businesses and government to provide a wide range of commercial services, including packaging and assembly, food service preparation, and document imaging and shredding. In 2011, more than 4 million people in the United States and Canada benefited from Goodwill's career services. Goodwill channels 82 percent of its revenues directly into its programs and services. To find a Goodwill location near you, use the online locator at , or call (800) GOODWILL. Follow us on Twitter: @GoodwillIntl or find us on Facebook: GoodwillIntl.

About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 272 department stores, which include 11 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 and, in the Detroit, Michigan area, under the Parisian nameplate. 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. The Goodwill Sale event is a long-standing charitable partnership the Company developed to support and build strong communities. For further information, please visit the investor relations section of the Company's web site at Twitter: @thebonton



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