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Haggar To Give Back To Veterans In Need With Its Trade-in Event - Haggar helps Purple Heart Service Foundation gather gently used clothing for resale to benefit veterans and their families in need.

- Haggar hits the five-year mark of its annual charity promotion with The Purple Heart Service Foundation benefiting veterans.

DALLAS, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Haggar Clothing Co. announces the fifth anniversary of its national Trade-in/Trade-up promotion benefiting The Purple Heart Service Foundation.  This year's event will be held in partnership with all Stage Stores running Friday, November 2nd through Sunday, November 4th.

The goal of this event is to have customers bring in any brand of gently worn pants to a Stage Store that will in turn be donated to The Purple Heart Service Foundation.  The foundation then sells the donated items at their resale locations and uses the funds to aid veterans and their families in need.  Everyone donating pants to this worthy cause will be able to purchase any new Haggar® casual or dress pant for just $24.99

"This promotion is Haggar's way of giving to those who have given so much for our country," said Tim Lyons, president of Haggar.  "We encourage everyone to join us and participate in this effort to show appreciation for those veterans who have served us over the years."

"The Military Order of the Purple Heart and its Service Foundation are greatly indebted to Haggar for this brilliant annual event.  Last year, over 10,000 pairs of pants were donated during the trade-in event and then resold through Purple Heart Thrift Stores.  The monies gained from these sales allowed the MOPH to provide advice and assistance to some 74,000 veterans and their families with the countless agencies of the US Government," said John Bircher, Public Relations Director at the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

This trade-in offer is only good November 2nd through 4th, 2012 at all participating Stage Stores. Offer is not valid on haggar.com, stagestores.com or at any outlet or factory store locations.

About Haggar Clothing Co.
Since its beginnings in Dallas, Texas in 1926, Haggar Clothing Co. has grown from a simple manufacturer of men's fine apparel into one of the most recognized brands in the market, with Haggar®casual pants, dress pants and suit separates and an extensive licensing program offering head-to-toe clothing options for style-conscious men of all ages and professions. The Company today enjoys the #1 market position in men's dress pants in the United States, as well as the #2 share in men's casual pants.

For more information about Haggar Clothing Co., please contact:  Rich Honiball, SVP Marketing, Licensing & E-Commerce, 214-956-4460 or visit www.haggar.com.

About The Purple Heart Foundation
The Military Order of the Purple Heart of the U.S.A. Inc. (MOPH) is a congressionally chartered national veterans service organization. The funding for veterans services, welfare, rehabilitation, and educational programs comes from the Purple Heart Service Foundation, Inc.
Funds for these programs are raised by the sale of useable household goods and apparel contributions,  thus aiding all veterans and their families.

Through funding provided by the Purple Heart Service Foundation, MOPH supports and sponsors programs which benefit not only combat wounded, but all veterans and their families at no cost.  Clothing that cannot be sold through traditional retail outlets is recycled through the textile recycling industry. 

For information about The Military Order of the Purple Heart contact: John Bircher, National Public Relations Director, 352-753-5535 or visit the (MOPH) website at http://www.mophsf.org

SOURCE Haggar Clothing Co.



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