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Belk event will benefit nonprofits
Groups able to join in Fall Charity Sale
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Belk in Cumming is looking for local charities interested in taking part in its Fall Charity Sale on Nov. 6.


The four-hour, in-store shopping event offers a fundraising opportunity for participating nonprofit organizations and a chance for customers to support charities and enjoy discounts on purchases.


In return for a $5 donation, customers receive a ticket to the sale, set for 6 to 10 a.m. Nov. 6, and entitling them to discounts ranging from 20 to 70 percent on purchases, including special savings on rarely discounted brands.


Customers also receive $5 off their first purchase of $5 or more. Belk cardholders will receive double points for card purchases and Belk Elite cardholders will receive triple rewards points.


Participating local charities sell tickets in advance and get to keep the proceeds from those sales.


Beginning Oct. 29, tickets may also be bought at the store, with all donations divided among the participating charities.


There is no limit on ticket sales or the amount of money raised. Belk provides tickets and materials at no cost to the participating groups.


On Nov. 6, the first 100 customers in each store will receive a free Belk gift card.


In addition, customers can register to win one of three $1,000 Belk shopping sprees. All participating charities and schools are eligible to win one of three $1,000 donations.


Charities interested in taking part in the fundraiser should contact James Foskett at the Cumming store, (770) 889-5998, Ext. 202, or Ext. 210 if Foskett is not available.


In order to participate, organizations must have an IRS 501(c)(3) designation.


Charlotte, N.C.-based Belk Inc. has more than 300 stores in 16 Southern states. The company’s previous charity sale, held May 1, raised more than $4.5 million for hundreds of participating nonprofit organizations.