Goodwill® and A Pea in the Pod® Announce Donate Deal for Expectant Mothers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 2017

GOODWILL® AND A PEA IN THE POD® ANNOUNCE DONATE DEAL FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS

Donate a pair of jeans and get 25 percent off a pair of new maternity jeans

New York City, NY— Moms-to-be can get their new jeans on with the help of Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and Northern NJ, Inc. and A Pea in the Pod.

Goodwill, a leading nonprofit social enterprise, and A Pea in the Pod, the world’s leading contemporary maternity retailer, are teaming up to offer a special “donate and get a discount” deal to expectant mothers in the New York City area from February 16 to March 9.

Donors are asked to bring in a pair of jeansand other clothing they no longer need to participating A Pea in the Pod stores, and they will get a 25 percent discount coupon that can be used that same day toward a new pair of maternity jeans. In the New York City area, visit the A Pea in the Pod shop inside Macy's Herald Square on 34th Street in Manhattan.

Each pair of donated jeans and other clothing will be given to Goodwill NYNJ and sold in one of its 42 stores. The revenue from the sale of donated items helps fund Goodwill’s local job placement and training, career counseling, skills building services, and other community-based programs, such as access to child care or transportation. These services create greater self-sufficiency.

“Goodwill is thrilled to be teaming up with A Pea in the Pod to offer this great opportunity for expectant moms,” said Katy Gaul-Stigge, Goodwill NYNJ President and CEO. “This partnership gives moms-to-be a way to tidy up their wardrobes, donate to help people in their community get jobs, and get some fashionable clothes for the months ahead.”

The donation partnership is built on a successful collaboration between A Pea in the Pod’s parent company, Destination Maternity, and Goodwill, and now has expanded to 27 A Pea in the Pod stores. The promotion runs from February 16 to March 9 at participating A Pea in the Pod locations across the country. The offer is valid for one pair of jeans per visit.

About A Pea in the Pod

A Pea in the Pod® features a curated selection of extraordinary styles and exclusive designer labels for a mom-to-be. Our global boutique carries a fashion-forward assortment that never compromises style or quality. Welcome to 40 weeks of Chic.®

About Goodwill NYNJ

Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a member of the network of 163 agencies of Goodwill Industries International, each with a designated region. A social enterprise model, Goodwill NYNJ provides workforce development services, youth and community programs, and retail and business opportunities. We focus on jobs, the community and the environment.

Our 42 retail stores sell new and slightly used donated goods to support our mission of empowering individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment to gain independence through the power of work. GoodTemps, our temporary staffing division, places 750 individuals in jobs weekly at private companies and City and State agencies. Our welfare to work services and programs which engage youth in school and the surrounding community provide resources and supports designed to break the cycle of poverty for those facing significant barriers.

Since our beginning in Brooklyn 101 years ago, we have helped New York City area residents become work-ready so they can build better lives for themselves and their families.

Learn more about Goodwill NYNJ at www.goodwillnynj.org.

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Contact:
Karen Means

Executive Vice President, Internal and External Affairs, Development
Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc.
Phone: (718) 777-6326
Email: kmeans@goodwillnynj.org