Cartersville Belk Manager Larry Williams said Friday’s kickoff breakfast event will serve as a launching point for participating organizations. Tickets for the sale will be handed out, along with booking times for those wishing to participate on the day of the sale.
Belk’s sale is a private, four-hour event where nonprofits have the opportunity to raise funds for their organization and customers to the private sale receive 20 to 70 percent off purchases storewide.
Williams said those nonprofits taking part will sell tickets to the Charity Sale on Nov. 3 for $5, with the organization keeping 100 percent of proceeds from tickets sold. Sale customers will receive $5 off their first purchase.
The event, held in spring and fall, draws between 20 and 50 participating nonprofits on average, Williams said.
Belk’s two charity events in 2011 raised more than $10 million for participating nonprofits in the store’s 16 state marketing area.
Friday’s breakfast will be held at the Chamber of Commerce Anheuser Busch Community Room at 8:30 a.m. Those interested in attending should R.S.V.P. to 770-382-3770 extension 220, 210 or 201 or email Larry_J_Williams@belk.com. Williams said those unable to attend the breakfast may pick up tickets after noon on Friday.
Tickets will be sold at all Belk registers beginning Oct. 26 through the day of the sale, and during the four hours of the Charity Sale. All ticket money collected in-store will be allocated among all of the organizations that participate in the event at the Cartersville Belk location.
Belk’s Charity Sale will be held from 6 to 10 a.m. Nov. 3. Belk will award three $1,000 gifts to a nonprofit from each of the company’s three divisions.