Boscov’s Event Helps Raise Over $3M for Nonprofits

READING, Pa. – Nonprofit organizations raised more than $3 million in donations from Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends event, the company announced Monday.

“Throughout our stores, over 3,000 local nonprofit organizations distributed over 600,000 Shopping Passes in exchange for a $5 donation,” said Jim Boscov, chairman and CEO of Boscov’s. “Participating nonprofit organizations kept 100% of those $5 donations, and with the record-breaking number of Shopping Passes distributed, we’re excited to share this achievement because we know how critical our partnering organizations are to the communities we serve.”

The annual Friends Helping Friends event took place Oct. 18. In exchange for a $5 donation to a participating nonprofit organization, customers received a Shopping Pass that gave them exclusive access to the one-day, in-store-only 25% off sale.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.