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The Bon-Ton Goodwill Sale Collected More Than Three Million Pounds of Donations for Goodwill®

    The Bon-Ton Goodwill Sale Collected More Than Three Million Pounds of
                           Donations for Goodwill®

PR Newswire

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 6, 2013

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Fall Goodwill
Sale, a partnership with The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: BONT) and Goodwill
Industries International, collected more than 3 million pounds of clothing and
textile donations to benefit Goodwill's job training programs and
community-based services. The donations have an estimated value of
approximately $12.5 million in revenue, which will be used to fund programs to
help people find jobs and build their careers in the communities where they
were collected.

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The Fall Goodwill Sale, which took place at 273 Bon-Ton Stores locations from
September 19 through October 5, rewarded shoppers who brought donations for
Goodwill. In exchange for their donations, customers received discount coupons
for the latest fall fashions and accessories at their local Bon-Ton,
Bergner's, Boston Store, Carson's, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's or Younkers
stores. Donations will be sold in Goodwill stores, and revenues earned from
their sale will fund programs enabling people to earn employment in a variety
of fields, including construction, financial services, health care,
manufacturing, retail and many others.

"Goodwill needs donations to provide employment and skills training
opportunities for people in our communities who face challenges to finding
employment," said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries
International. "These job seekers will directly benefit from the donations
collected at the Bon-Ton Fall Goodwill Sale, and donors can take pride in
knowing that their used clothing and textiles are making a positive impact in
the lives of their friends and neighbors."

Goodwill also provides community-based services that complement its career
programs, including child care, computer classes, financial education,
transportation, and more. For 19 years, the Bon-Ton Goodwill Sale has been a
favorite time-honored tradition among donors and shoppers, giving them
opportunities to give back to Goodwill while purchasing the new items they
need. The collaboration between Bon-Ton and Goodwill has generated an
estimated potential value of more than $223 million in revenue to support
Goodwill's services to the community.

About Goodwill Industries International
Goodwill Industries International is a network of 165 community-based agencies
in the United States and Canada with affiliates in 13 other countries.
Goodwill is one of America's top 25 most inspiring companies (Forbes).
Goodwill agencies are innovative and sustainable social enterprises that fund
job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based
programs by selling donated clothing and household items in more than 2,700
stores and online at shopgoodwill.com^®. Local Goodwill agencies also build
revenue and create jobs by contracting with businesses and government to
provide a wide range of commercial services, including packaging and assembly,
food service preparation, and document imaging and shredding. In 2012, more
than 6.7 million people in the United States and Canada benefited from
Goodwill's career services. Goodwill channels 82 percent of its revenues
directly into its programs and services.

To find a Goodwill location near you, use the online locator at
www.goodwill.org, or call (800) GOODWILL. Follow us on Twitter: @GoodwillIntl
and @GoodwillCapHill, and find us on Facebook: GoodwillIntl.

About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., (NASDAQ: BONT) with corporate headquarters in York,
Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 273 department stores, which
includes 10 furniture galleries, in 25 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. For
further information, please visit the investor relations section of the
Company's website at http://investors.bonton.com. Facebook.com/BonTon Twitter:
@BonTon

SOURCE Goodwill Industries International
 
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