Elder-Beerman helps nonprofits

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — The Bon-Ton Stores Inc., which operates Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores, has invited local nonprofit groups to participate in the company’s Community Days fundraiser.

Organizations and school groups are invited to sign up now at communitydayevent.com to begin raising money by selling savings booklets in their neighborhoods and online to benefit their organizations.

Since 1999, this event has helped thousands of local nonprofit groups and schools raise more than $142 million to support local community initiatives. In 2016, Community Days groups raised $8.9 million dollars during this semi-annual event with dollars raised directly impacting their organizations and local communities. Nonprofit groups participating have ranged in focus from education, health and environmental causes to arts and culture, animal welfare and many more.

All materials are provided to organizations at no cost. For a $5 donation, each donor receives a $500 savings booklet, including a $10 discount coupon. One hundred percent of the $5 booklet fees collected is retained by the participating organizations.

Groups of any size can participate and help fulfill their fundraising goals.

Donors can buy online. Groups can choose to participate by using a personalized, online, selling link provided for use in social media, email or website. Booklets ship with free delivery.

Community Days savings booklets can be used in all Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s or Younkers stores or online from Nov. 8 through Nov. 11.

Staff report