Kiss Clutter Goodbye with Goodwill & The Container Store!

Kiss Clutter Goodbye

4.20.2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

THE CONTAINER STORE® AND GOODWILL CENTRAL TEXAS TEAM UP TO KISS CLUTTER GOODBYE DURING SPRING CAMPAIGN

Retailer Accepting Monetary Donations at Check out through May; Dedicates Two Weekends to Collect Items for Goodwill Central Texas in Stores  

AUSTIN, TX — The Container Store®, the nation’s leading retailer of storage and organization products, is teaming up with Goodwill Central Texas to help customers Kiss Clutter Goodbye. From March 28 through May 15, The Container Store is encouraging customers to declutter, donate and do life organized. The spring campaign includes two goods donations weekend events at The Container Store’s locations nationwide, as well as a monetary donation initiative in partnership with Goodwill Central Texas through the end of the campaign.   

“In partnership with Goodwill, we’re thrilled to help our customers kiss clutter goodbye and say hello to organization. From the tiny home craze and focus on downsizing to the popularity of books on decluttering, including Marie Kondo’s KonMari Method, people everywhere are craving the benefits of a clutter-free life,” said Melissa Reiff, president and COO of The Container Store. “Our spring sale campaign focuses on encouraging our customers to let go of the things that are weighing them down, keep only the things that bring them joy or add meaning to their lives and provide them with expert solutions to organize those things that are important to them.”

Declutter, Donate and do Life Organized!

The Kiss Clutter Goodbye weekends will occur in all 79 of the Container Store’s retailer’s stores on Saturday and Sunday, April 23­­ – 24; and Saturday and Sunday, April 30 ­– May 1, and in the Austin area at 9629 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759. Goodwill Central Texas representatives will be on hand to accept donations of new or used clothing, textiles, small appliances and household goods. Customers who donate goods during these weekends will receive a free, co-branded bag from The Container Store to take home and remind them to declutter and donate to Goodwill Central Texas throughout the year. Additionally, customers who make a monetary donation of $5 or more throughout the campaign will receive the free bag.

“Springtime organization is an exciting opportunity to throw open the windows and sort out the clutter, but it can also be an overwhelming chore that intimidates people out of even getting started,” said Lorie Marrero, Certified Professional Organizer®, creator of ClutterDiet.com and a spokesperson for Goodwill. Marrero’s closet organizer products that are sold at The Container Store are assembled by Goodwill program participants.

Lori will make a special appearance on Saturday, April 23, from 12-4pm, with demonstrations how to choose just the right storage container.

“Challenge everyone in your family to find 10 reusable items to donate to Goodwill, and bring them to The Container Store during their donation weekends!” Marrero added.

“We’re excited that our continued partnership with The Container Store here in Austin has led to an event that benefits the entire community,” remarked Gerald Davis, President and CEO of Goodwill Central Texas. “Your donations help empower your neighbors in Central Texas through work!”

The fun-filled weekends will be packed with prizes and expert demonstrations of the Container Store’s favorite decluttering solutions from noon to 4 p.m. For more information on the Austin Container Store’s Kiss Clutter Goodbye weekend events, visit http://www.containerstore.com/locations/showStore.htm?store=AUS

Goodwill Central Texas uses the revenue from the sale of donated goods to help fund its mission to change lives by training people who are unemployed or underemployed in a variety of career fields and in high-demand industries. Goodwill’s employment programs promote independence and dignity for people to provide for themselves and their families, including on-site and virtual skills training, employment placement, job training and other community-based services, such as career counseling, English-language training, financial education, résumé preparation and access to transportation and child care.

To learn more about The Container Store’s partnership with Goodwill Central Texas and the Kiss Clutter Goodbye campaign, visit The Container Store’s culture blog at whatwestandfor.com/goodwill.

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ABOUT GOODWILL CENTRAL TEXAS:

Goodwill Central Texas is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to generating lifelong connections to work. Revenue generated through the sale of donated goods is used to fund education opportunities, career-readiness training, and placement services for Central Texans. For more information about Goodwill Central Texas or to learn more about The Goodwill Excel Center, a public charter high school for adult students from 17-50, go to www.goodwillcentraltexas.org.

The Container Store

ABOUT THE CONTAINER STORE:

The Container Store (NYSE: TCS) is the nation’s leading retailer of storage and organization products and the only retailer solely devoted to the category. The company originated the concept of storage and organization of retailing when it opened its first store in 1978. Today, the retailer has 79 store locations nationwide that each average 25,000 square feet. The Container Store has over 10,000 products - many of them multifunctional - to help customers save space and, ultimately, save them time. As the pace of modern life accelerates, being organized is not a luxury but a necessity. The Container Store is devoted to making customers more productive, relaxed and happier by selling customized organization solutions such as custom closets using its new TCS Closets™ collection and its elfa® shelving and drawer system. Since its inception, the retailer has nurtured an employee-first culture and couples its one-of-a-kind product collection with a high level of customer service delivered by its highly trained organization experts. The Company has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies To Work For® 17 years in a row. Visit www.containerstore.com for more information about store locations, the product collection and services offered - including the retailer’s new, personalized in-home organization service Contained Home - and to sign up for the POP! Perfectly Organized Perks program. Discover The Container Store’s storage and organization solutions at work in real spaces of its customers’ and employees’ homes along with tips, advice and product sneak peeks at the retailer’s new lifestyle blog, Container Stories (containerstore.com/blog). To find out more about The Container Store’s unique culture, Foundation Principles and devotion to Conscious Capitalism, visit the retailer’s culture blog at www.whatwestandfor.com or read Chairman & CEO Kip Tindell’s book UNCONTAINABLE: How Passion, Commitment, and Conscious Capitalism Built a Business Where Everyone Thrives (available at The Container Store, www.uncontainable.com and anywhere books are sold).

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Valerie Swift
Senior Director, Community Engagement
Goodwill Central Texas
valerie.swift@goodwillcentraltexas.org
512-637-7153

Casey Shilling
Vice President of Public Relations & Marketing Communications
The Container Store
Phone: (972) 538-6000
PR@containerstore.com

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