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News release from Carson’s:

Local non-profit organizations invited to register for the Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. Community Days fundraiser

MILWAUKEE, WI (January 7, 2015) — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: BONT), which operates Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores, invites local non-profit groups to sign up for its Community Days fundraiser. The semi-annual sale will be held on February 27 and February 28, with savings booklet sales benefitting local non-profit organizations. Eligible Community Days organizations, which include 501(c)(3) nonprofit groups and schools, may sign up now at www.communitydayevent.com to sell Community Days savings booklets in their neighborhoods and online.

During last year’s Community Days event in February, groups raised $4.3 million dollars. Since 1999, Bon-Ton Stores Community Days has helped thousands of local non-profit 501(c)(3) groups and schools raise more than $121 million to support local community initiatives. For more information or to find participating organizations, visit www.communitydayevent.com.

Both non-profit groups and customers benefit from participation in this fundraising event. Non-profit groups sell savings booklets for a $5 donation to support their group; the organization keeps 100% of the $5 donation. When an organization registers to sell the books online, they will receive a unique online selling link that can be e-mailed to supporters, friends and family. Sellers are encouraged to post their link on the organization’s website, Facebook and Twitter.

Bon-Ton customers, through their $5 donation, support a meaningful cause and enjoy savings opportunities from their donation. Now through Saturday, February 28, customers may purchase a $5 Community Days booklet from a local participating organization or in any Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s or Younkers store or online. In return, the purchaser receives the valuable booklet of offers, which pays the donor back with a $10 off coupon. The booklet also contains a 30% off shopping pass and over $500 in exclusive coupon savings to use at all stores and online during the Community Days event on Friday, February 27 and Saturday, February 28.

 

About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 273 stores, which includes ten furniture galleries and four clearance centers, in 26 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, 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-Ton Stores, Inc. is an active and positive participant in the communities it serves.

 

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