From Gap and Goodwill®
Gap and Goodwill are partnering to encourage consumers to clean out their closets for a cause, in an initiative dubbed the “Let It Go” event.
From May 19-29, Gap stores in the United States and Canada will accept clothing donations in support of the Donate Movement. When consumers donate clothing to Gap stores during this period, their donations will be given to Goodwill Industries ® and then sold in Goodwill’s stores.
Tothank customers for their generous donations, donors will receive coupons worth 30-percent off their entire Gap purchase, including regularly priced and sale items, just in time for Memorial Day shopping.
The discount will apply to Baby Gap, GapBody, GapKids and Gap. Donors who drop off donations to Goodwill stores will also receive these donor appreciation cards.
Nearly 140 Goodwill agencies, including Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers headquartered in Columbus, GA, have committed to the cause partnership. Goodwill agencies have received their discount coupons and began distribution today.
Goodwill and Gap envision the partnership will expand in terms of investing in career exploration and job readiness for youth.
Goodwill and Gap are working together so that Gap employee volunteers are locally collaborating directly with Goodwill agencies all over the US and Canada.
The Donate Movement, powered by Goodwill Industries, is an effort to educate the public on the positive impact donations can have on both people and the planet. Donations to Goodwill support the organization’s mission of providing job training programs and employment placement services to the people who need them most.
“Giving our customers and employees opportunities to donate clothing in support of Goodwill’s job training programs is a great fit with our community efforts,” said Bobbi Silten, head of global responsibility and president of Gap Foundation. Donating to Goodwill also has a positive impact on the planet. Goodwill helps communities extend the life of usable items in environmentally sound ways, and diverts clothing items from local landfills.
“Through the Donate Movement, Goodwill aims to raise consumer awareness of the power their donated goods can have in strengthening communities,” said Jane Nichols, CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Southern RIvers. “When you donate to Goodwill, you enable a person to receive vital skills training, succeed at work and climb the career ladder. These are people who want to work but need Goodwill’s help to find and keep good jobs.”
To learn more about the Donate Movement and calculate the positive impact donations will have on people in your community, visit www.donate.goodwill.org.