Thousands of college stores ready to celebrate student volunteers
OBERLIN, Ohio, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 1,680 college stores across North America are on board to celebrate the third annual National Student Day on Oct. 3, 2013. That number is expected to rise. Sponsored by the National Association of College Stores (NACS), National Student Day is an annual event that seeks to celebrate students and promote students' social responsibility.
"College students are a unique bunch. They go to school, often work one, if not two, jobs yet many still find the time in their busy schedules to give back to their community by volunteering," says Brian Cartier, CAE, NACS chief executive officer. "Our whole intent in developing National Student Day was simply to help our member stores plan an organized way to say 'thank you' to students for the volunteer efforts they put forth."
As part of National Student Day, NACS sponsors a national contest in which students can share how they give back to their community and be entered to win a variety of prizes including scholarships and iPad minis. The contest is set to open Aug.1, 2013 on http://www.NationalStudentDay.com.
"Many participating college stores are hosting special events, from author signings to special sales; from bringing exceptional student volunteers to the store for recognition to charity drives, the variety is exciting," says Charles Schmidt, NACS public relations director. "And, it's all just to say thank you!"
Note: Companies interested in sponsorship opportunities should contact Erin Wander, (800) 622-7498, ext. 2344, [email protected]
About NACS Headquartered in Oberlin, Ohio, the National Association of College Stores (NACS) is the professional trade association representing the $10 billion collegiate retailing industry. NACS represents nearly 3,000 collegiate retailers and approximately 1,000 associate members who supply books and other products to college stores. NACS member stores serve America's college students while supporting the academic missions of higher education institutions everywhere. Additional information on NACS can be found online at www.nacs.org.