MILWAUKEE, Wis. - The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., which operates Bon-Ton, Bergners, Boston Store, Carson's, Elder-Beerman, Herbergers and Younkers stores, announced that its Community Days fundraising effort raised approximately $5.8 million.
The semi-annual Community Days events, which took place on Nov. 15 and 16, raised money for important projects and causes in the stores' local communities.
Thousands of 501(c)-3 nonprofit organizations and schools signed up to sell $5 savings booklets, which contained more than $500 in savings both in-store and online. In return for their donation to the organization, customers received a $10 coupon and multiple discounts to be used on Community Day. All of the $5 booklet donation is retained by the participating organizations.
The Bon-Ton Stores have raised $112 million for local non-profit groups since Community Days began in 1999.