Rewards for Cleaning Out Closets

by Audry Kensicki on September 21, 2009 at 4:01 am

Spring cleaning may still be months away, but one local store is giving you good reason to clean out your closets this fall.

Elder Beerman and Goodwill are teaming up for their bi-annual Goodwill Sale. Since 1994 Elder Beerman has collected more than 40 million items, which help Goodwill do more than put clothing on the racks.

“We get the clothes and gently used items that are brought in and they’re used to provide job training and give jobs to people who aren’t able to get jobs with the barriers,” said Nicholas Wootton of Goodwill.

Elder Beerman Store Manager Annie Wolfer says after you donate gently used clothing, you get your own bonus–a certificate for 20 percent off for items in the store.

“It’s wonderful,” said Wolfer. “Everyone gets very excited. The customers look forward to the event, they clean out their closets and get ready. All the associates participate, so it’s a great way help everyone.”

The event takes place nationally at all of nearly 300 stores, including Zanesville.

The Goodwill Sale will take place at Elder Beerman and Goodwill stores until Tuesday, September 29.