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Belk stores hosting Spring Charity Sale

ELIZABETH HEFFNER
Staff Writer

Belk will host its Spring Charity Sale on May 3, providing an opportunity for customers to support local charities while taking advantage of special discounts of 20-70 percent off of purchases made during the four-hour event from 6-10 a.m.
In exchange for purchasing a $5 ticket, customers will have the opportunity to purchase rarely discounted merchandise and other items throughout the store. In addition, customers will receive a $5 credit on Charity Sales purchases, offsetting the cost of the ticket. Charities will keep 100 percent of the proceeds from each ticket sold. The first 100 customers in each store on the morning of the charity sale will receive free Belk gift cards, ranging in value from $5-$100, as well as a chance to win one of three $1,000 Belk gift cards awarded company-wide.
“Our biannual Charity Sale is a win-win for Belk and the communities we serve,” Belk Communications and Community Relations Vice President Jessica Graham said. “The upcoming Charity Sale event on May 3 is a great opportunity for our customers to get great bargains on our latest fall fashions and top brands and at the same time benefit their favorite local charities. It’s one of many ways that Belk reinforces its long-standing commitment to community involvement and charitable giving.”
Tickets for the Spring Charity Sale are now being sold by participating non-profit organizations, and starting Friday, tickets may also be purchased at Belk stores. All revenues from the in-store ticket purchases will be equally divided among the participating charities and schools in each local store. In addition, all Charity Sale participants will be entered into a drawing to win one of three $1,000 cash awards for their school or non-profit organization.
Last fall’s Belk Charity Sale raised more than $5 million for nearly 8,000 schools and community nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations in Belk markets. Last year, both of the 2013 Charity Sale events together raised a total of more than $1 million for participating charities.
Those interested in learning more about Belk’s Spring Charity Sale should visit www.belk.com/charitysale.

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