CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for back-to-school, the Belk Charity Sale returns offering customers exclusive discounts on top designer brands and the opportunity to support local schools and charities. This private ticketed event will take place on Saturday, August 25 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and the first 100 customers in each store will receive a Belk gift card ranging from $5 to $100.
Each year, Belk partners with nonprofit organizations across its 16-state footprint to help fundraise through charity sale events. With a legacy of giving back to local communities, the Belk Charity Sale has contributed more than $50 million to over 6,000 southern nonprofits since 2012. This August, Belk will feature its first Charity Sale for the back-to-school season, targeting schools and education nonprofits.
"Serving our hometown communities has been at the core of Belk's values for the last 130 years," said Lisa Harper, CEO of Belk. "Our charity sales give back to the organizations supporting our local communities while giving some great discounts to our customers. This back-to-school season we want to bring special attention to education initiatives by partnering with thousands of schools and nonprofits across the South."
To access the private shopping event, customers must purchase a $5 ticket and that $5 ticket price will be deducted from their total purchase when they return to shop on August 25. Tickets can be obtained from partnering schools and charities, and 100 percent of proceeds will stay with that organization. Tickets can also be purchased directly from Belk and all in-store ticket sale donations will be divided among that store's partner charities.
While the Back-to-School Charity Sale is focused on education nonprofits, Belk welcomes all charities to participate and encourages customers to get their favorite organizations involved by contacting their local Belk store.
Belk, Inc., a private department store company based in Charlotte, N.C., is where Southern customers shop for their Saturday night outfit, the perfect Sunday dress, and where family and community matter most. But Belk is more than shopping – it's where you find your own unique way to express who you are. It's where Southern style lives. Shop Belk in 16 Southern states and www.belk.com to find an assortment of national brands and private-label fashion, shoes and accessories for the entire family, along with top-name cosmetics, a wedding registry and Southern style for the home.
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