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Two local retail stores teaming up to offer discounts for clothing donations

Sep. 18, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Attention shoppers: Two local retail organizations are teaming up to encourage Tri-Staters to donate gently used clothing to a good cause, and get some discounts for doing so.

Bon-Ton Stores Inc., which owns Elder-Beerman and several other stores, is hosting its semi-annual Goodwill Sale from Thursday, Sept. 19, through Saturday, Oct. 5. After doing a little fall cleaning in their closets, shoppers can drop off their gently used clothing at Elder-Beerman in exchange for a discount coupon. Those who donate can get 25 percent off merchandise such as clothing, shoes, handbags, home items and luggage, and can get 15 percent off cosmetics and fragrances.

All items received at the Barboursville store will be donated to Goodwill of the River Cities. Revenue that Goodwill brings in from selling the gently used items will be used for job training and community services to help local residents find jobs and build their careers. Goodwill's programs strive to help individuals with disabilities and other disadvantages with job services as well as other support services to help people strengthen families. Those services include free tax preparation, financial education and youth mentoring.

Bon-Ton has had a partnership with Goodwill for 19 years. Customers can also register at www.millionactsofgoodwill.com for a chance to win a $100 gift card and instantly be entered to win the grand prize sweepstakes, which is an opportunity to have their Bon-Ton credit card paid off, up to $2,500.

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