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Goodwill teams up with national store chain


by TacomaGoodwill
on 5/27/2011 @ 11:30am
Gap invites customers to donate clothing and receive 30% off shopping
TACOMA – Gap stores in South Puget Sound and Tacoma Goodwill have announced a partnership encouraging consumers to clean out their closets for a cause. The “Let It Go” campaign comes at a key in which the agency has faced slowing donations from rainy weather.

“A donation of gently used clothes and household items, even one box, can help provide the job training and placement services people need,” said Tacoma Goodwill President & CEO Terry A. Hayes, who noted the campaign couldn’t come at a better time with the agency facing a tremendous need for donations. “We thank the Gap for its participation in Goodwill’s mission.”

The campaign takes place through May 29. Here’s how it works: When consumers donate clothing to participating Gap stores their donations will be given to Goodwill; and, as a “thank you,” donors will receive 30 percent off their entire Gap purchase, including regularly priced and sale items. Coupons are also available when donating to area Goodwill stores and Attended Donation Stations. For a complete list of donation locations, go to www.tacomagoodwill.org.

Gap stores at the Tacoma Mall, 4502 S. Steele St., and in Olympia at the Capital Mall, 242 Capital Mall, are participating in the event. “We are very excited to partner up with Goodwill in this great event supporting our local community,” said Sarah Casto, general manager at Gap in the Tacoma Mall. “Consumers will get a great deal while supporting a great cause.”

Goodwill also provides a “Premier Donations” home pickup service for donations of furniture. For information, contact Leslie Duprie in Donation Services at 253.573.6710. Agency locations with coupons include stores in Tacoma, Olympia, Spanaway and Lacey. Attended donation stations with coupons include Tacoma, Yelm and Hawks Prairie. Goodwill has also added attended donation stations in Kent, University Place and Northeast Tacoma.

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About Tacoma Goodwill
Goodwill is a unique nonprofit business. It turns donations and business revenue into programs that change lives by helping people with disabilities or disadvantages go to work. This year, Tacoma Goodwill Industries will help 9,500 people with education, job training and placement so they can become independent self-supporting citizens. Of these, more than 1,200 people with barriers to employment will be placed in jobs in the community. Programs of Goodwill, founded in 1921, are funded through financial gifts, grants, fees, commercial services and the operation of 27 thrift stores throughout Western and Southcentral Washington. Please visit our website at www.tacomagoodwill.org.

About Gap Inc.
Gap Inc. is a leading global specialty retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, children, and babies under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, and Athleta brands. Fiscal year 2010 net sales were $14.7 billion. Gap Inc. products are available for purchase in over 90 countries worldwide through about 3,100 company-operated stores, about 175 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites. For more information, please visit www.gapinc.com/socialresponsibility.