Bon-Ton understands our mission to ‘wear’ out poverty.
MILWAUKEE, WI (PRWEB) June 10, 2015
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 more than $75,000 for Soles4Souls®Inc., an international not-for-profit that creates micro-enterprise programs through the distribution of shoes and clothing.
Bon-Ton donated $1 to Soles4Souls for every pair of shoes that was sold in select stores on March 21 for a total contribution of $15,000. From April 22 to April 28, customers received a coupon valid in the shoe department for every $3 donation to the cause, which raised a total of $61,400.
“We are thrilled to continue our support of Soles4Souls,” said Kathy Bufano, President and CEO of The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. “We know the funds raised will further Soles4Souls mission to provide shoes in communities where people need them most.”
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-sustaining jobs in countries that lack jobs that generate personal income. Bon-Ton has donated a total of $273,000 to Soles4Souls since 2010.
“Bon-Ton understands our mission to ‘wear’ out poverty,” stated Buddy Teaster, President and CEO of Soles4Souls, Inc. “We’re honored to be a part of the Bon-Ton team and want to thank them and their loyal shoppers who will make a deep and meaningful difference in the lives of those in need here in the US and around the world.”
Soles4Souls is a global social enterprise dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty. The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used shoes and clothes from individuals, schools, faith-based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those shoes and clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities. Since it began, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 22 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Soles4Souls is committed to the highest standards of operating and governance, and holds a four-star rating with Charity Navigator. Please visit http://www.soles4souls.org for more information.
About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 270 stores, which includes nine 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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