CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It's that time of year again when hundreds of non-profit organizations race to participate in the semi-annual Belk Charity Sale on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 6-10 a.m. The four-hour shopping sale directly benefits non-profit charities and schools, allowing them to keep 100% of each $5 ticket sold, while providing shoppers an opportunity to save 20 to 70 percent off purchases that day on seldom discounted merchandise.
"Belk is committed to being involved in our communities and supporting causes important to our customers," said Jessica Graham, vice president, communications and community relations at Belk. "Each Belk Charity Sale offers us the opportunity to reach thousands of nonprofits across our footprint and to help them raise much needed funds."
Belk Charity Sale tickets are available now to participating nonprofit organizations for sale in advance of the event. Organizations keep 100% of each $5 ticket sold. There is no limit to the number of tickets charities can sell, or to the amount of money they can raise. Belk provides tickets and informational materials at no cost to each participating organization.
Beginning Friday, Oct. 28, tickets may also be purchased at Belk stores with all revenues from in-store ticket sales equally divided among participating non-profits and schools at each local store. On the morning of the Belk Charity Sale, participating non-profits and schools at each Belk location will register to win one of three $1,000 donations from Belk.
In 2010 Belk's Charity Sale raised more than $9.5 million for hundreds of participating charitable organizations.
Charity representatives interested in taking part in this one-of-a-kind fundraising event should contact their local Belk store manager for more information. In order to participate in the Belk Charity Sale, organizations must have an IRS Section 501(c)(3) designation from the Internal Revenue Service.
How can your favorite non-profit get involved? Find the Belk store near you with the store locator or, for more information about Belk Charity Sale Fall 2011, visit http://www.belk.com/charitysale.
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Charlotte, N.C.-based Belk, Inc. (www.belk.com) is the nation's largest privately owned mainline department store company with 303 Belk stores located in 16 Southern states. The company was founded in 1888 by William Henry Belk in Monroe, N.C., and is in the third generation of Belk family leadership. Belk.com offers a wide assortment of fashion apparel, shoes and accessories for the entire family along with top name cosmetics, a wedding registry and a large selection of quality merchandise for the home. To connect with Belk via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blog, mobile phone, text messages or by email, go to Belk Get Connected.
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