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    Wed, 04 Dec 2013 12:32:19

    Beyoncé x Goodwill Partner to Create Jobs in North America - Bey is such a do-gooder!

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    Beyoncé x Goodwill? That's a BEY GOOD partnership, one that they've continued.

    Goodwill Industries International and Beyoncé will continue a partnership this holiday season for Beyoncé's second North American leg of The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.

    The tour stops will impact Goodwill headquarters in several communities, where Goodwill will encourage fans and concert attendees to #BeyGOOD this holiday season and support Goodwill's job training and community-based services that reduce unemployment and help people care for themselves and their families.

    Goodwill collected 27,500 pounds (or 14 tons) of donated clothes and goods through its partnership with Beyoncé this past summer, equating to more than 800 hours of free on-the-job training at Goodwill career centers.

    We have all the details posted below, so pay attention, please! During the month of December, there are two ways to participate in Goodwill's #BeyGOOD initiative. Ticketholders are asked to bring donations to Goodwill and then bring their donation receipts to the concerts or bring clothes to the concert and look for the Goodwill donation bins to deposit their items.

    The first 100 ticketholders with their donor receipts or donations, who arrive between 7 and 8 PM, receive stickers qualifying for a chance to be upgraded to the BeyStage or BeyHive VIP areas. The number of available upgrades in each market will be determined the day of the show.

    "I am excited to team up once again with Goodwill in supporting their efforts in finding and creating jobs for families in need," said Beyoncé.

    The donated goods collected during the partnership will be sold in the communities where they were collected, and the revenue will benefit Goodwill's employment programs for people with disabilities, disadvantages and other challenges to finding employment. Goodwill provides a variety of training opportunities, including resume reviews, mock interviews, and sessions on dressing for success, and it provides access to computers, fax machines and phones to meet with potential employers.

    In addition, Goodwill provides support services so that people have stability both at home and in the workplace. These services include child care, financial education, transportation, youth mentoring and more.

    This is such a GOOD cause, and you can participate and support it EASILY. So please do. It's the holiday season. Do your part while entertaining yourself at a concert.

    Remaining Tour Dates:

    December 6 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
    December 7 – Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center
    December 9 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
    December 10 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
    December 12 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
    December 13 – Chicago, IL – United Center
    December 14 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
    December 16 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
    December 18 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
    December 19 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
    December 20 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
    December 22 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center

    For more info, visit Beyoncé's Tour Page.

    What can you do to support this Beyoncé x Goodwill mission?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    12.04.13



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