Donating is a great thing, and getting something back in return is an extra bonus. That's exactly what Banana Republic and Goodwill are set to do. From Oct. 16 through Oct. 26, take a trip to your local Banana Republic store, drop off a gently worn sweater or coat, and receive 30 percent off any regular priced item. Pretty simple, huh?

All your donated items will be sold at Goodwill stores nationwide. Proceeds will benefit training and employment programs for people with disabilities, those who lack education, and those facing economic challenges. Come on, dust off that coat you haven't worn since 1996 and give it to someone who needs it.