Friday, March 12, 2010

May 2010 Charity Sale @ Belk

Contact: BELK SOUTHGATE PLACE - (252) 335-2957

What is Charity Sale?
Charity Sale is a private, four-hour sale dedicated to supporting local non-profit organizations. Participating charities will have the opportunity to raise money for their organization while private sale customers receive 20% - 70% off Belk purchases storewide, including special savings on rarely-discounted brands.

When and where will this event be held?
Charity Sale will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2010, from 6:00 am – 10:00 am in every Belk store (including Elizabeth City, NC's store located at Southgate Mall).

How do organizations raise funds?
Participating charities sell $5 tickets to this event. Organizations keep 100% of the proceeds from every ticket sold. By purchasing a ticket, customers can support a worthy cause and enjoy storewide discounts during the private sale.

Do organizations have to pay a fee to participate?
No. There is absolutely no cost to participating organizations. Belk provides tickets, flyers and other promotional tools to participating organizations for free.

Does Belk keep a percentage of the ticket sales?
No. All ticket sale proceeds go directly to the participating charities.

Are there any specific rules regarding ticket sales?
Yes. Tickets provided by Belk to participating organizations are to be treated as cash and sold uniformly for $5 each. Tickets cannot be given away, discounted or reproduced.

Can organizations sell tickets in their Belk store?
Yes. You may work with your local Belk store to inquire about specific opportunities to sell tickets on behalf of your organization in the store.

Are there any restrictions on who can sell Charity Sale tickets on behalf of our organization?
No. Tickets can be sold by organization staff or volunteers. However, all organizations are responsible for their own financial and numerical accounting of all tickets.

What if someone comes to the store for Charity Sale and doesn’t have a ticket?
Tickets will be sold at all Belk registers beginning on Friday, April 23 through Saturday, May 1, during the four hours of the Charity Sale event. All ticket money collected in-store will be allocated among all of the organizations that participate in the event at that particular Belk store.

Can I still shop the private sale if I am unable to attend on Saturday, May 1?
Yes. Customers are welcome to reserve their desired merchandise for the event beginning on Sunday, April 25. Simply present your Charity Sale ticket to a Belk associate and ask them for details on reserving merchandise.

How can we spread the word about this event?
Belk promotes the event through a comprehensive advertising and public relations campaign across the entire Southeast. Each organization is encouraged to spread the word on their own via newsletter, email blasts or other publicity vehicles. Grassroots efforts are welcome and encouraged.

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