Belk Fall Charity Sale surpasses $5 million

Belk, Inc., recently announced that its fall Charity Sale on Nov. 5, raised $5 million for more than 7,700 participating non-profit organizations throughout the retail chain’s 16-state market area.

The semi-annual Belk Charity Sale provides opportunities for local non-profit groups to sell $5 tickets to supporters, and keep all revenues from ticket sales. Ticket purchasers receive deep store discounts on purchases throughout the store during the special sale hours.

“This fall’s Charity Sale proved to be a great success, and the money raised for these very deserving schools and organizations show how our communities embrace the spirit of giving,” said Tim Belk, chairman and CEO of Belk, Inc. “Belk has a deeply-rooted tradition of giving, dating back to our founders more than a century ago, and we are committed to continuing this proud heritage of community involvement.”

In 2011, the Charity Sale assisted organizations such as the Disabled American Veterans, Easter Seals, Visually Impaired People, Regional Junior League Associations, Boy & Girl Scouts of America, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, American Red Cross, The United Way, animal rescue organizations, local school athletic and scholastic organizations, and local churches.

“We’d also like to recognize Belk associates for the important role they play in the success of the Charity Sale,” added Jessica Graham, vice president of communications and community relations at Belk. “From Macon to Savannah, and Dallas to Raleigh, every Belk store works closely with local charities to maximize participation and results. Belk associates have shown great passion for supporting participating non-profits.”

Belk’s spring Charity Sale, held April 16, also raised more than $5 million for charities, bringing the 2011 total for both events to more than $10 million.

Belk’s next Charity Sale is slated for April 21, 2012. All 501(c)3 non-profit organizations are invited to participate. The nearest Belk in Henry County is located in Henry Town Center, at 1800 Jonesboro Road in McDonough. To learn more, visit www.belk.com/charitysale.