Belk Offers Easy Way to Support Local Nonprofits -- Shop During Belk’s Fall Charity Sale Saturday, November 7
100% of $5 Ticket Sale Proceeds Go to Local Charities
First 100 Customers Receive Gift Cards, Chance to Win More
Winter Haven, FL, October 9, 2015 – Thousands of participating charities across Belk’s 16-state footprint benefit from Belk’s semi-annual charity sales. Belk believes in supporting the communities it serves and wants to continue that tradition. It’s not too late for local organizations to participate.
Belk’s fall charity sale of the year will take place Saturday, Nov. 7 from 6 a.m. – 10 a.m. in all Belk stores, including Belk at Citi Centre in Winter Haven. The four-hour, in-store shopping event is an excellent fundraising tool for participating organizations that sell $5 tickets to their supporters. It’s also an opportunity for customers to give back to local nonprofits while taking advantage of special in-store discounts on purchases during the event.
On the morning of the Belk Charity Sale, the first 100 customers to arrive at each store will receive a Belk gift card ranging in value from $5 to $100, and a chance to win one of three $1,000 Belk gift cards being awarded companywide. All customers will also receive $5 back on their first purchase with their charity day ticket. Also, participating charities and schools will be registered to win one of three $1,000 donations from Belk in a companywide drawing.
Belk at Citi Centre charity sales have supported local nonprofits within the Winter Haven community such as Habitat for Humanity, Winter Haven Youth Soccer Association (WHYSA), Winter Haven Rotary Club, Columbiettes, Polk Collegiate High School Key Club, Gamma Mu ESA Sorority, American Cancer Society, United Way, and numerous local churches.
Habitat for Humanity East Polk County has participated in Charity Sale events for over 5 years and has formed a successful partnership with Belk. Erica and Bobby Boyd are a young couple in their twenties, who are raising two small children, and are working toward their home ownership with Habitat for Humanity. They just volunteered for the third time at the Belk Charity Sale and have promised to continue. In addition to gaining a home through Habitat for Humanity East Polk County, Erica and Bobby have accomplished the whole package by working towards their home ownership and through helping others have made a great contribution to the community.
“Belk is especially proud of our ability to give back to the communities who have supported us so much over the years,” said Jessica Graham, Belk vice president of communications & community relations. “There is no limit to the number of organizations that can participate, the number of tickets they can sell, or the amount of money they can raise – so everyone benefits.”
Last year, the two Belk Charity Sale events raised more than $11 million for thousands of schools and community nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations in Belk markets.
“Some of the participating nonprofits raise more funds through this sale than any other effort, so we hope all Belk customers will take part in giving back to their communities while they shop,” said Graham. “If you’re an organization that needs help raising money, we hope you’ll sign up to participate. If you’re a supporter of a participating organization, we hope you and your family and friends will buy tickets through the organizations or at Belk stores, and get ready for a great shopping day.”
In addition to buying tickets from participating nonprofits, beginning Friday, October 17, tickets also may be purchased at Belk stores, with all revenues from in-store ticket sales equally divided among participating charities and schools in each local store.
Charity representatives interested in taking part in this one-of-a-kind fundraising event should contact their local Belk store manager for more information. In order to participate in the Belk Charity Sale, organizations must have an IRS Section 501(c)(3) designation from the Internal Revenue Service.
For more information about the Belk Fall Charity Sale, contact Carrie-Ann Brady at 863-401-9031 x210 or via email email@example.com
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