Belk at Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville will join the retailer’s other stores in November for the fall charity sale.
Belk’s fall charity sale will take place from 6–10 a.m. Nov. 8. The four-hour, in-store shopping event is a
fundraising tool for organizations that sell $5 tickets. Customers can give back to local nonprofits while taking advantage of special in-store discounts.
The first 100 customers at each store will receive a Belk gift card of $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. Also, participating charities and schools will be registered to win one of three $1,000 donations.
“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, vice president of communications and 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, two Belk Charity Sale events raised more than $10 million.
In addition to buying tickets from participating nonprofits, beginning Oct. 31, tickets also may be purchased at Belk stores, with revenues from in-store ticket sales equally divided among participating charities and schools.
Charity representatives interested in taking part should contact Jo Humber at 770-532-7021, extension 208. To participate, organizations must have a Section 501(c)(3) designation from the Internal Revenue Service.
For more information, contact your local Belk store or visit belk.com/charitysale.
Charlotte, N.C.-based Belk Inc. is the nation’s largest family-owned and operated department store company with 299 Belk stores in 16 Southern states.