Semi-Annual Bon-Ton Goodwill Sale March 15–April 1

March 13, 2017, Press Release
Donate Items at Bon-Ton in Johnstown Galleria and Indiana Mall, and Goodwill’s 10 Retail Stores, for Generous Bon-Ton Discount Coupons

JOHNSTOWN, PA, March 13, 2017 —Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies is reminding the community to get their donations ready for The Bon-Ton family of department stores’ semi-annual Bon-Ton Goodwill Sale happening March 15–April 1. The Bon-Ton Goodwill Sale, in its 23rd year, is the largest and longest-standing cause-partnership and department store donation drive for Goodwill in the United States.

During the 18-day event, community members can take donations of gently used items to any Bon-Ton department store and receive a generous Bon-Ton discount coupon for each item donated. The more items people donate, the more coupons they will receive. Donations will be sold at Goodwill stores in the local communities in which they are collected. Revenues will support employment training, skills development, education, and job placement.

Shoppers can support Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies by donating at The Bon-Ton in the Johnstown Galleria, 500 Galleria Drive in Richland Township, Johnstown; at The Bon-Ton in the Indiana Mall, 2334 Oakland Avenue in Indiana; and at any of Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies’ 10 Goodwill Retail Stores. For locations, visit

Coupons can be used in stores or online on regular and sale-priced items including cosmetics, fragrances, and designer brands that rarely go on sale. Discounts include:

  • 30% off a single regular or sale price ladies’, men’s, or kids’ apparel item; ladies’ accessory; or fine jewelry item except watches
  • 20% off a single regular or sale price footwear, handbag, intimate apparel item, men’s socks, underwear, sleepwear, or accessory item
  • 15% off a single regular or sale price cosmetics, fragrance, salon product, home store or luggage item, watch, toy, kitchen electric, Tech/electronics, personal or floor care, consumable, furniture, area rug, mattress, or furniture accessory item

“Donations are vital in helping Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies provide the job training and career-related services, such as résumé preparation and skills training, that people need to find employment and build their careers,” said Bradley R. Burger, President/CEO. “Bon-Ton customers can take pride in knowing that their donations are supporting a social enterprise that is helping people obtain jobs in their community,” he added.

Customers who would like to contribute in a different way can make a $1.00 donation at any register to receive Bon-Ton Goodwill Sale event coupons. 100 percent of the $1.00 donation benefits Goodwill.

The Bon-Ton family of department stores includes Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s, and Younkers. For more information about the Bon-Ton Goodwill Sale and how to enter for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree, visit

To learn more about Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies, visit

Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies (formerly Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley, incorporated in 1962) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Johnstown, Pennsylvania serving the counties of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon, Indiana, Somerset, and a portion of Westmoreland. Revenue from the sale of donated goods in the organization’s 10 Goodwill Retail Stores supports its mission of empowering individuals and families with employment barriers to achieve their fullest potential in the community through work services. Adult and youth services include education and career services, job placement, postemployment supports, and psychiatric rehabilitation. The agency is an independent, community-based member organization of Goodwill Industries International, a 179-member network in the U.S., Canada, and 13 other countries. Learn more at
Online Shopping at Goodwill

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Donors can be sure that the revenue generated from the sale of their donated items on will support job training and employment services for people in their community – just as it does through purchases made in our 10 Goodwill Retail Stores.