The southern department story chain continues to support the awareness and prevention of family homelessness through its partnership with Family Promise.
CHARLOTTE, NC, APRIL 25, 2022— Since 2018, nonprofit organization Family Promise’s partnership with southern department store chain, Belk, has worked to empower families experiencing homelessness. Belk today announced it has donated $100,000 to Family Promise Affiliates from a point-of-sale campaign. The $100,000 raised through in-store and online sales was distributed to 60 Family Promise Affiliates in their region.
Belk’s support of Family Promise doesn’t stop there. Earlier in the month, Belk held their Best of Belk Awards in Charlotte, NC. Attendees from within the Belk organization gathered to assemble Welcome Home kits containing essential household supplies for guests at Family Promise Affiliates. Kits were distributed to guests at Family Promise of York County (SC) and Family Promise of Gaston County (NC).
“We are grateful for how our associates and customers came together to help Family Promise,” said Belk CEO, Nir Patel. “For over 130 years, Belk’s commitment to our communities is always at the heart of what we do, and the work Family Promise does to provide for families experiencing homelessness is a cause we are proud to support.”
Belk is also a corporate sponsor of Family Promise Giving Day, a 24-hour online campaign to raise awareness and funds for housing-insecure families. Giving Day will take place on Thursday, April 28th. For more information, see the Giving Day press release.
To find out more about the work Belk and Family Promise are doing, head to https://familypromise.org/who-we-are/partners/belk/.
Charlotte-based Belk, Inc., a privately-owned department store, opened its first store in 1888, beginning a legacy of selling great products at great prices, treating customers like family, and giving back to the community. Today, Belk serves customers at nearly 300 Belk stores in 16 Southeastern states, at belk.com and through the mobile app. For over 130 years, Belk has proudly put customers and community at the center of what they do, supporting local charities, organizations, and families when they need it most.
For more information visit https://newsroom.belk.com/.
About Family Promise
Family Promise envisions a nation in which every family has a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better future. What began as a local initiative in Summit, NJ, has become a national movement that involves 200,000 volunteers in 200+ communities in 43 states. Family Promise delivers innovative solutions for family homelessness including prevention, shelter, and stabilization services. We have served more than one million family members since our founding more than 30 years ago, and we aspire to change the future for one million children by 2030 through our community-based programs. Learn more at www.FamilyPromise.org.