Belk helps nonprofits

Published 12:11 am Wednesday, September 21, 2011

It’s that time of year again when hundreds of nonprofit organizations race to participate in the semi-annual Belk Charity Sale on Nov. 5 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. The four-hour shopping sale directly benefits nonprofit charities and schools, allowing them to keep 100 percent of each $5 ticket sold, while providing shoppers an opportunity to save 20 percent to 70 percent off purchases that day on seldom discounted merchandise.

Belk Charity Sale tickets are available to participating nonprofit organizations for sale in advance of the event. Organizations keep 100 percent of each $5 ticket sold. There is no limit to the number of tickets charities can sell, or to the amount of money they can raise. Belk provides tickets and informational materials at no cost to each participating organization.

Beginning Oct. 28, tickets may also be purchased at Belk stores with all revenues from in-store ticket sales equally divided among participating nonprofits and schools at each local store. On the morning of the Belk Charity Sale, participating nonprofits and schools at each Belk location will register to win one of three $1,000 donations from Belk.

In 2010, Belk’s Charity Sale raised more than $9.5 million for hundreds of participating charitable organizations.

Charity representatives interested in taking part in this fundraising event should contact their local Belk store manager for more information. To participate in the Belk Charity Sale, organizations must have an IRS Section 501(c)(3) designation from the Internal Revenue Service.

How can your favorite nonprofit get involved? Simply call or contact the Belk store nearest you for details. Visit, or for more information about Belk Charity Fall 2011 visit