Belk Raises $1435.00 for West Bainbridge Elementary through the Angel Days Program
CHARLOTTE, N.C., DATE – Belk announced today that
its Bainbridge and Thomasville, GA locations raised $1435.00
for West Bainbridge Elementary School through its first holiday fundraising campaign,
Angel Days. Angel Days provided customers an opportunity to support local Title
I elementary schools through direct contributions at local Belk stores. Each
store donated 100% of the proceeds of the program to a local Title I elementary
school. The schools can use the funding to support their individual needs.
“Belk has a longstanding commitment to the
communities we serve, and this program gives us a way to raise thousands of
dollars for our local schools,” said Jessica Graham, vice president of
communications and community relations at Belk. “We wanted to offer customers a
way to participate in the giving season, not just through shopping, but through
giving back to their local communities.”
Customers donated to the program throughout
December. For a $1 contribution, customers received an ornament to place on the
Belk angel tree in store. For a $5 contribution, customers received an ornament
for the angel tree and an exclusive angel pin.
Title I schools are defined by the US Department of Education as
those with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income
About Belk, Inc.
N.C.-based Belk, Inc. (www.belk.com) is the nation's
largest family owned and operated department store company with 297 Belk stores
located in 16 Southern states and a growing digital presence. Its belk.com website offers a wide assortment
of national brands and private label 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. Founded in 1888 by William Henry
Belk in Monroe, N.C., the company is in the third generation of Belk family
leadership and has been committed to community involvement since its inception.
In the fiscal year ended Feb. 1, 2014, the company and its associates,
customers and vendors donated more than $20.9 million to communities within
Belk market areas.
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