SPRING CLEANING WITH #CLEANSWEEP CAMPAIGN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 21, 2016

GOODWILL® ENCOURAGES SPRING CLEANING WITH #CLEANSWEEP CAMPAIGN

Spring cleaning is an exciting opportunity to throw open the windows and sort out the clutter. With #CleanSweep, Goodwill Industries International offers expert tips to make this spring the cleanest yet.

Lincoln, NE —Spring cleaning is a great time to sort out the clutter, but it can also be an overwhelming chore that intimidates us out of even getting started. Goodwill Industries International offers these five expert tips to help you not only start, but also conquer, spring cleaning and develop new habits to keep you organized all year long.

Lorie Marrero is a Certified Professional Organizer®, Woman’s Day contributing editor and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Clutter Diet: The Skinny on Organizing Your Home and Taking Control of Your Life and The Home Office Handbook. She also created ClutterDiet.com and is a spokesperson for Goodwill Industries International. We asked Lorie for her top five spring cleaning tips.

1. Have a plan. You don’t want unwanted items cluttering up your home any longer than necessary, so plan to spring clean and take items to Goodwill® on the same day.
2. Start with success. For the first room or space to tackle, choose the one that will give you the biggest bang for your buck—one that will provide immediate daily benefits in efficiency and reduced stress. Is it your home office? Does your car not fit in the garage? Do you struggle to find anything in your closet in the mornings? Zero in on those areas so that when you succeed, you’ll be motivated to tackle another space!
3. Clean slate. Once you’ve chosen your project, clear it out as much as possible and start from scratch. By stripping your shelves bare and restocking them only with items that make you smile, your whole house will become a happy and inspiring place. By donating your unwanted items to Goodwill, you help people find jobs and build their careers.
4. Make it fun! Shake up your spring-cleaning routine with a peppy playlist: after a song finishes playing, move on to the next area of the room. Create a fun contest for the family: challenge everyone to find 10 items to put away and 10 items to donate to Goodwill. This can become a race, with the prize of a traveling trophy (or a hot fudge sundae, if you don’t want any more clutter!) and you can repeat it once a week for the entire month of March. Share your family’s success story with the hashtag #CleanSweep.
5. Be brave. Inherited items may come with guilt and obligation. Are you keeping things you don't want or need? Instead of keeping the items, take an artistic photograph of them, frame it and display it in your home. Then take the items to Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. to help you let go and move on. Wouldn’t you rather the items do good by helping people build their employment skills than take up space in your home?

Goodwill stores sells your donations to fund job training and community services, such as computer classes, financial education, job interviewing skills, resume reviews, job transportation, child care and many more. Last year, Goodwill helped more than 318,000 people earn jobs.

"Decluttering your home in the spring provides a fresh start for both the donor and people who need jobs in your community," Molly Deaver, Communications Specialist of Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska said. "We hope tips like these will make spring cleaning more fun for families and more fruitful for Goodwill, which means we can keep providing the critical job training services needed in our communities.”

For more information about what you can donate to Goodwill, and how donated goods and store purchases support our efforts in the local community, visit our website at www.lincolngoodwill.org.

About Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc.
Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc.’s mission is willing workers employed and community resources maximized. Its programs support individuals with barriers to employment by providing services which equip them with the tools needed in order to obtain employment, thus adding to lower unemployment rates and less reliance on government assistance within the Lincoln community. Additionally, Goodwill contributes to ecological balance through massive recycling efforts of unsalable textiles and other products.
The community can support Goodwill all year long by donating their gently-used items, shopping at Goodwill Stores and making tax-deductible financial donations. The sale of donated goods remains the greatest source of funding for programs Goodwill provides. Learn more at www.lincolngoodwill.org.

Contact:
Molly Deaver
Communications Specialist
402-432-2022 ext. 118
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Three Great Reasons to Donate Items to Goodwill® and Shop during the Bon-Ton Goodwill Sale March 9 – 26

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2016

Three Great Reasons to Donate Items to Goodwill® and Shop during the Bon-Ton Goodwill Sale March 9 – 26

Enter for a Chance to Win a $15,000 Spring Style and Wardrobe Makeover

Lincoln, NE —The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: BONT), which operates Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores invites you to donate items and shop during the Bon-Ton Goodwill Sale beginning Wednesday, March 9 to Saturday, March 26.  Customers are encouraged to clean out their closets and bring clothing, shoes, accessories and other household textile donations to any of the 267 Bon-Ton store locations throughout the country to be donated to Goodwill® Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. Goodwill will then sell those items in its stores to help fund job placement and training programs for people who face challenges in finding employment in your community.

“Our customers look forward to the Bon-Ton Goodwill Sale because it is an opportunity to receive great deals on the season’s newest trends while also helping their local communities,” said Kathryn Bufano, president and CEO of The Bon-Ton Stores. “Our longstanding collaboration of more than 20 years with Goodwill is a hallmark of Bon-Ton’s commitment to helping people in every community we serve.”

Participating in the Goodwill Sale has never been so rewarding. Here are three great reasons to donate items and shop during the Bon-Ton Goodwill Sale:

#1 You will directly impact your community by donating to Goodwill. Donate gently used items for Goodwill at your local Bon-Ton Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s or Younkers department stores from Wednesday, March 9 to Saturday, March 26.  In 2015, Bon-Ton customer and associate donations generated the equivalent of more than 575,000 hours of Goodwill job training services for people in our local communities. Goodwill especially needs clothing and accessories.

 “The simple act of donating during the Bon-Ton Goodwill Sale has a positive and lasting impact on people in our communities who are looking for work,” said Molly Deaver, Communications Specialist of Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. “We are thankful for the generosity of Goodwill donors and Bon-Ton shoppers for helping Goodwill provide the services people need to build their careers and care for their families.”

Goodwill services include computer classes, financial education, skills development, mentoring and many others. Last year, more than 318,000 people earned jobs as a result of Goodwill programs nationally. In 2015, Bon-Ton and its customers contributed 4 million pounds to Goodwill locations throughout 26 states.

#2 It’s easy to donate and save on Spring fashions, beauty and home. Donors receive coupons for up to 25 percent off for every item donated. Customers can also receive three coupons for a five dollar donation to Goodwill.  Goodwill Sale coupons are valid on nearly everything in the store and can be used to purchase stylish New & Now spring merchandise, designer brands like Vince Camuto, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Coach and many more.  

#3 You have a chance to win a $100 Daily Prize and a $15,000 Spring Style and Wardrobe Makeover. We believe doing good deserves to be rewarded. Consumers who visit the Million Acts of Goodwill website can enter for a chance to win a $15,000 Spring Style and Wardrobe Makeover. To enter, visit www.millionactsofgoodwill.com and register to play the Spin to Win game. You could instantly win a $100 gift card—plus, each day you play, you will earn a chance to win a $15,000 Spring Style and Wardrobe Makeover. The winner will receive a consultation with a celebrity stylist from Visual Therapy, a closet review and edit and a shopping spree with the stylist at their local Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers department store.

To learn more about the Bon-Ton Goodwill Sale, visit www.goodwill.org/bonton, www.lincolngoodwill.org or www.bonton.com/goodwill.

About Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska Inc.’s mission is willing workers employed and community resources maximized. Its programs support individuals with barriers to employment by providing services which equip them with the tools needed in order to obtain employment, thus adding to lower unemployment rates and less reliance on government assistance within the Lincoln community. Additionally, Goodwill contributes to an ecological balance through massive recycling efforts of unsalable textiles and other products. The community can support Goodwill all year long by donating their gently-used items, shopping at Goodwill Stores and making tax-deductible financial donations. The sale of donated goods remains the greatest source of funding for programs Goodwill provides. Learn more at www.lincolngoodwill.org.

About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 267 stores, which includes 9 furniture galleries and four clearance centers, in 26 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.  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.

CONTACTS:

Christine Hojnacki

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., VP of Public Relations

414.347.5329

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Molly Deaver

Communications Specialist Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc.

(402) 438-2022 ext. 118

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Fourth Annual Neighborhood Challenge Dates Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 25, 2016
 
Goodwill® Announces Dates for Fourth Annual Neighborhood Challenge 
 
 
Lincoln, NE—Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. has announced intentions for the fourth annual Neighborhood Challenge. This year the event will take place between April 1st and July 17th, 2016.
 
The Neighborhood Challenge is a friendly competition to promote community involvement among the neighborhood associations and organizations of Lincoln. Last year the winning neighborhoods each expressed how they planned to strengthen their community with the prize money which included planting trees along Fletcher Boulevard in the Highlands and sponsoring the portable toilette at Herbert Park in the Meadowlane area. “It’s been really great working with Goodwill. They were very accommodating and made plans that worked best for our neighborhood. Everyone was so helpful, including their truck driver Mark. Goodwill is a great place to donate” said Myrna Coleman of the Highlands Neighborhood Association.
    
 “We are very excited to kick off this event again and to work with neighborhoods in ways that connect neighborhood members to each other and to Goodwill." said Amanda Hamilton, Communications Director for Goodwill. “The Neighborhood Challenge not only promotes and furthers our mission of serving those who struggle to find work, but also give the neighborhood communities a chance to strengthen their own neighborhoods.” 
 
Donations to Goodwill fund employment programs for individuals who face barriers to employment as well as help fund other organizations’ employment programs, including Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters, Lincoln Literacy, Community Justice Center, and YWCA Job Outfitters. For more information about Goodwill’s Neighborhood Challenge, visit www.lincolngoodwill.org. 
 
About Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc.
Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc.’s mission is willing workers employed and community resources maximized. Its programs support individuals with barriers to employment by providing services which equip them with the tools needed in order to obtain employment, thus adding to lower unemployment rates and less reliance on government assistance within the Lincoln community. Additionally, Goodwill contributes to ecological balance through massive recycling efforts of unsalable textiles and other products.
 
The community can support Goodwill all year long by donating their gently-used items, shopping at Goodwill Stores and making tax-deductible financial donations. The sale of donated goods remains the greatest source of funding for programs Goodwill provides. Learn more at www.lincolngoodwill.org.
 
Contact
Devin Aksamit, Marketing Specialist 
Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc.
(402) 438-2022 ext. 119
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