While shoppers will enjoy the private sale discounts and Belk gift card giveaways, local nonprofit organizations will be the real winners during Belk’s Spring Charity Sale next month.
The Belk Charity Sale will take place Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 6 a.m. – 10 a.m. in all Belk stores across 16 states. This event is a private, four-hour sale dedicated to supporting local non-profit organizations in Belk communities. Participating charities raise money for their organization by selling event tickets to the public at $5 each and keeping 100% of ticket sale proceeds. Ticket buyers then receive $5 off their first purchase at Belk during the event.
Sevier County nonprofit organizations participating in the Belk Charity Sale include:
- Mountain Hope good Shepherd Clinic
- Iris B. Vest Spirit Care Center
- Sevier County High School Dance Team
- Keep Sevier Beautiful
- American Cancer Society
- Seymour HS Marching Band
- Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center
- Project Sevier
- Sevier County Humane Society
More are signing up daily. In order to participate in the Belk Charity Sale, organizations must have an IRS Section 501(c)(3) designation from the Internal Revenue Service. 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 Sevier County, contact Keri Jones, store manager at Belk – Sevierville, at (865) 908-9113 x201 or email at [email protected]
Customers who purchase tickets can either can attend the private sale event on May 2, or reserve their desired merchandise for the event beginning on Friday, April 24th by presenting their Belk Charity Sale ticket to a Belk associate and asking them for details on reserving merchandise. Either way, they will 20% – 70% off of Belk purchases storewide, including special savings on rarely discounted brands, AND the $5 comes off their first purchase. One ticket may be redeemed per customer.
On the morning of the Belk Charity Sale, the first 100 customers to arrive at each store will receive a Belk gift card ranging in value from $5 to $100, and a chance to win one of three $1,000 Belk gift cards being awarded companywide. Also, participating charities and schools will be registered to win one of three $1,000 donations from Belk in a companywide drawing.
“Belk is especially proud of our ability to give back to the communities who have supported us so much over the years,” said Jessica Graham, Belk vice president of communications & community relations. “There is no limit to the number of organizations that can participate, the number of tickets they can sell, or the amount of money they can raise – so everyone benefits.”
Last year, the two Belk Charity Sale events raised more than $11 million for thousands of schools and community nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations in Belk communities.
“Some of the participating nonprofits raise more funds through this sale than any other effort, so we hope all Belk customers will take part in giving back to their communities while they shop,” said Graham. “If you’re an organization that needs help raising money, we hope you’ll sign up to participate. If you’re a supporter of a participating organization, we hope you and your family and friends will buy tickets through the organizations or at Belk stores, and get ready for a great shopping day.”
How to buy Belk Charity Sale tickets, beginning Friday, April 24:
- Buy tickets directly from your favorite participating nonprofit organization
- Purchase tickets at registers in Belk stores, with all revenues from in-store ticket sales equally divided among participating charities and schools in each local store.
For more information about the Belk Charity Sale, contact your local Belk store or visit belk.com/charitysale