Goodwill Accepts Donations at North American Concerts Goodwill Industries International will host a mobile donation center at Beyoncé’s “The Mrs. Carter Show” World Tour locations throughout the United States and Canada. During her North American tour, Beyoncé will encourage fans and concert attendees to support Goodwill’s job training and community-based services that reduce unemployment and help people care for their families. Charitybuzz.com is auctioning special ticket packages for the tour, with the revenue benefitting Goodwill. Fans can support Goodwill in person at the tour venues in 24 North American cities. Concert attendees can donate gently used clothing, electronics and small household goods outside the concert venue. Items will be sold in Goodwill stores, and revenues will benefit Goodwill’s employment programs for people with disabilities and disadvantages in their local communities. Donors and visitors to the Goodwill mobile donation site will also have a chance to win prizes (where permitted and while supplies last). “Goodwill puts people first and helps them find jobs and rebuild their careers,” Beyoncé said. “I am excited to team up with an organization that helps people get back to work by providing education, job training and placement services.” Fans don’t have to be at the concert to support Goodwill. To join Beyoncé in her support of the organization and its mission, donors can drop off their gently used items to any of Goodwill’s more than 4,800 stores and donation centers. When donors give to Goodwill, they help people in their local communities get the job training and career services they need to find jobs and support their families. They also help people gain access to support services to build their careers and make the most of their paychecks, including career counseling, mentoring and coaching. “Many people in our communities are still feeling the effects of the economic downturn, and it is our duty to help them strengthen their work skills so they can provide for their families,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “We’re proud that Beyoncé is using her platform to share the positive impact Goodwill has on local communities, the environment and the lives of the millions of people Goodwill has helped. We are incredibly grateful for her support of Goodwill’s mission.” Beyoncé’s tour dates with Goodwill donation centers in the United States and Canada are below. June 29 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena July 1 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center July 2 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion July 5 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena July 6 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center July 7 New Orleans, LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome July 9 Ft. Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center July 10 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena July 12 Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Center July 13 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena July 15 Houston, TX Toyota Center July 17 Chicago, IL United Center July 18 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center July 20 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills July 21 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre July 22 Montreal, QC Bell Centre July 23 Boston, MA TD Garden July 25 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center July 26 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall July 27 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena July 29 Washington, DC Verizon Center July 30 Washington, DC Verizon Center July 31 E. Rutherford, NJ IZOD Center August 2 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun August 3 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center August 4 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center August 5 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center For more information about Beyoncé’s partnership with Goodwill, visit www.goodwill.org. About Goodwill Industries International Goodwill Industries International is a network of 165 community-based agencies in the United States and Canada with 14 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. Locally, Ohio Valley Goodwill has been providing services to individuals with disabilities in the Greater Cincinnati community for 97 years. For more information about Ohio Valley Goodwill and its programs and services and convenient local donation sites, please visit www.cincinnatigoodwill.org. Please join Beyoncé in supporting Goodwill’s mission of putting people to work by donating today!