Belk Famous Charity Sale Coming November 5th

Private sale benefits local non-profits and schools company-wide while ticket holders save 20-70 percent off

Oct 26, 2011, 09:26 ET from Belk, Inc.

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bargain hunters -- start your engines and get ready to race to your nearest Belk store to shop to help raise money for non-profit organizations in your community. On Saturday Nov. 5 from 6-10 a.m. all Belk stores will welcome shoppers to take advantage of this unique opportunity to "save money to raise money."

Belk Charity Sale, the four-hour, semi-annual in-store shopping event, offers an excellent opportunity for customers to support local charities while taking advantage of special discounts of 20-70 percent off on purchases during the event.

"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."

On the morning of the Belk Charity Sale, the first 100 customers in each store will receive free Belk gift cards ranging in value from $5 to $100, and a chance to win one of three $1,000 Belk gift cards awarded company-wide.

Are you ready to buy your Belk Charity Sale tickets? Purchase them directly from participating non-profit organizations now—charities get to keep 100 percent of profits from each $5 ticket they sell. Beginning Friday, Oct. 28 tickets may also be purchased at Belk stores with all revenues from in-store ticket sales equally divided among participating charities and schools in each local store. In 2010 Belk's Charity Sale raised more than $9.5 million for hundreds of participating charitable organizations.

For more information about Belk Charity Sale Fall 2011, please contact your Belk store  

About Belk Inc.

Charlotte, N.C.-based Belk, Inc. ( 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. 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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