Elder-Beerman starts Community Days

Staff report

MILWAUKEE — The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. will support nonprofit organizations and schools during its four-day Community Days event, today through Saturday, Nov. 11.

The charity shopping event will be held at all Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores.

Local nonprofit organizations, schools and Bon-Ton stores have been raising funds since early fall by selling $5 coupon booklets in the community and at stores to use at this event. Booklets contain a variety of special merchandise offers, a $10 discount coupon and a 30 percent-off shopping pass to use at all Bon-Ton store locations and online during the Community Days event. The company aims to raise $6 million dollars, benefitting more than 9,000 participating organizations to support initiatives that directly impact the communities Bon-Ton stores serve. All of the $5 booklet cost benefits participating organizations.

Booklets can be purchased from local participating groups at each store entrance or at the register from a sales associate during the shopping event.

“Over the past 18 years and with help from our generous customers, we’ve raised more than $142 million through the Community Days event,” said Steve Byers, executive vice president of stores for The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. “Providing this kind of measurable community impact to non-profit organizations and schools is a cornerstone of our mission to serve our local communities.”

Since 1999, the Community Days event has raised funds for participating organizations focusing on everything from education, health and environmental causes to arts and culture, animal welfare and more.

Staff report