News release from The Bon-Ton Stores Inc.:
The Bon–Ton Stores, Inc. Donates $57,288 to support Soles4Souls
MILWAUKEE, WI (May 2014) – The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: BONT), parent company of Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers department stores, raised $57,288 for Soles4SoulsÂ®Inc. an international not-for-Âprofit social enterprise that advances the fight against poverty throughÂ the distributionÂ ofÂ shoesÂ andÂ clothing.Â Bon-ÂTonÂ hasÂ donatedÂ aÂ totalÂ ofÂ $182,500Â sinceÂ 2010.
“We are thrilled by the support of our customers and to have the opportunity to be a part of such a great cause for another year,” said Brendan Hoffman, President and CEO of The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
On March 22, Bon-ÂTon donated $1 to Soles4Souls for every pair of shoes that was sold in select stores for a total contribution of $15,000, helping with the mission of fighting poverty around the world. From April 9 to April 15,
customers received a 30% off coupon valid in the shoe department for every $3 donation. Since its launch in 2007, Soles4Souls has distributed shoes and clothing to people in need, both in the U.S. and overseas, and helped create self-Â?sustaining jobs in countries that lack jobs that generate personal income.
Founded in 2006, Soles4Souls, Inc. advances the fight against global poverty through social enterprise – a term describing charities that use proven business practices to create positive social change. Each year, Soles4Souls collects millions of used and new shoes from volunteer shoe drives, civic groups, churches and schools, small businesses and big-Âbrand companies. Most reusable shoes are distributed to micro-enterprise partners that create sustainable, desperately needed jobs in Haiti and other poor nations. Soles4Souls then uses the revenue to help fund free distribution of new shoes and clothing throughout the U.S. and overseas. In the last fiscal year alone, Soles4Souls distributed almost two million pairs of used shoes and 1.9 million pairs of new shoes in North and Central America, Africa and the Caribbean. Soles4Souls is proud to hold a four-Âstar rating for meeting the highest standards of governance and ethics from watchdog organization Charity Navigator. To learn how you can support Soles4Souls in fighting poverty and human suffering around the world, please visit https://soles4souls.org/ or call us at (615) 391-Â?5723. Soles4Souls headquarters are located at 319 Martingale Drive, Old Hickory, Tennessee 3713.
About The Bon-ÂTon Stores, Inc.
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 271 department stores, which includes 10 furniture galleries, in 25 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-ÂBeerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates. The Stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings. The Bon-ÂTon Stores, Inc. is an active and positive participant in the communities it serves. For further information, please visit the investor relations section of the Company’s website at https://investors.bonton.com.