For the first time in the history of the semi-annual Bon-Ton Goodwill Sale, which began in 1994, customers donated nearly four million pounds of clothing and textiles.
The sale event was March 10 through March 24. The donated items have an estimated value of approximately $17 million in revenues, which will support Goodwill’s job training programs, community-based services and other supportive services for individuals in communities nationwide.
The Bon-Ton Stores Inc., which operates stores under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s, Younkers and Parisian nameplates, received donations for Goodwill at its 267 stores.
Goodwill will sell the donated items in the communities where they were collected, and the revenues will support job training for people with disabilities, those who lack education or job experience, and others facing challenges to finding employment.