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August 29, 2018

Jose Medellin, Director of Communications
Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc.
Phone: 646-238-9133 |

Monica Dahl, SVP, Chief Marketing Officer, Omni-Channel & PR
Christopher & Banks
Phone: 763-551-5016 |



National retailer will provide discounts to customers that make donations to the nonprofit

Astoria, NY — Goodwill® Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc., a leading workforce development nonprofit with headquarters in Astoria, NY, and Christopher & Banks, a national specialty retail company that provides an assortment of expressive styles for women of all sizes, have partnered for the Goodwill Giving Event, encouraging individuals to donate to their local Goodwill store in exchange for coupons valid at Christopher & Banks stores. Christopher & Banks provides its customers with relevant style and exceptional service, and deeply believes in shopping for a cause.

Beginning Thursday, August 30, 2018, donors at three of Goodwill NYNJ’s stores will earn coupons worth $10 valid on their purchase at any Christopher & Banks retail stores or via online at The three Goodwill locations providing the coupons are located at 720 Hoosick Road, Troy, NY 12180; 1 Fuller Road, Colonie, NY 12205; and 3701 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, NY 13850.

Katy Gaul-Stigge, Goodwill NYNJ CEO & President, says: “We are grateful for this partnership with Christopher & Banks to have the opportunity to spread the word about our mission to new audiences.  We know that the nationwide retailer believes in doing good for others, and with the Goodwill Giving Event, shoppers can score great items, while helping Goodwill NYNJ create new employment and training opportunities for local residents.”

Goodwill stores create jobs for local residents, and serve as drop-off goods re-purposing centers and retail training enclaves for individuals with disabilities from local rehabilitation agencies. In 2017, Goodwill NYNJ served over 45,000 individuals with developmental and physical disabilities, persons with mental health challenges, and public assistance applicants and recipients. During the same period, the nonprofit placed over 3,400 individuals in jobs, including 1,397 people with disabilities.

“The Goodwill Giving Event and our collaboration with Goodwill is an opportunity for our company, as well as our customers, to make a positive impact on the lives of others,” says Keri Jones, CEO of Christopher & Banks. “Christopher & Banks always strives to be a good neighbor and invest in the success of the communities where we operate.”

For more information on the sale and to learn participating locations, please visit

About Goodwill NYNJ

Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc. (Goodwill NYNJ) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which operates 38 retail stores throughout the region powered by donations of clothing and household items. Goodwill translates those donations into workforce development services for people with disabilities and the unemployed. For over 103 years, the agency’s mission has been to empower individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment to gain independence through the power of work. Annually, Goodwill NYNJ provides services to thousands of New York City Metropolitan Area residents – in workforce development, services for individuals with disabilities and retail training leading to employment to build better lives for participants and their families. Learn more about Goodwill NYNJ at; follow us on Twitter: @GoodwillNYNJ; and find us on Facebook or Instagram: GoodwillNYNJ.

About Christopher & Banks

Christopher & Banks Corporation is a Minneapolis-based national specialty retailer featuring exclusively designed privately branded women’s apparel and accessories. As of August 24, 2018, the company operated 461 stores in 45 states consisting of 313 MPW stores, 79 outlet stores, 36 Christopher & Banks stores, and 33 stores in its women’s plus size clothing division CJ Banks. The company also operates the eCommerce website.