Belk Raises More than $5M in Charity Sale

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-In its first charity sale of the year, Belk, Inc. said it raised more than $5.3 million for nearly 8,000 nonprofits across its 16-state footprint. On Saturday, April 27, the four-hour semi-annual shopping event served as a fundraising tool for participating organizations that sell $5 tickets to their supporters. The department store offers special in-store discounts on purchases during the event.

"Giving back to our community has been a Belk tradition, and our charity sale is one of our favorite ways to positively and directly impact each community that we serve," said Jessica Graham, vice president, communications and community relations for Belk.

Last year's charity sale supported nonprofits such as March of Dimes, American Cancer Society and Special Olympics, among others. In 2012, Belk raised more than $10 million for charities during its two charity sales.

HFN Staff | News & Commentary

HFN provides detailed information on the key home classifications: Housewares, Tabletop, Floor Covering & Rugs, Furniture, Home Textiles, Lighting, Home Decor, Mattresses & Bedding, Gifts, Major Appliances and Consumer Electronics as well as Business, Finance and Retail.

Videos

  • Von Tobel Cites Brass Textures Among Top Trends

    Camera Icon   More Videos

Subscribe to
HFN Omnichannel
Receive the news you need to know about the trends in the industry delivered right to your inbox.

Current Issue

  • HFN cover for September 2017

    HFN's DIGITAL EDITION

    September 2017


    COVER STORY:

    2017 State of the Industry Report
    Cautious Optimism, Mixed Results

    Many expected 2016 would be a banner year, but the political and economic climate softened consumer confidence. It was also a year consumers spent more lavishly on home remodeling rather than decorating.


    ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:

    •  TJX Unveils First U.S. Homesense Store - In a time when retailers are reducing store counts, TJX continues to get physical.
    •   Ikea’s Fluid Spaces - The retailer’s new intros reflect multifunctional rooms.
    •  N.Y. Home Fashions Market Preview - Textile textures get soft and cozy, colors warmer.