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Boscov’s hoping to donate $1 million with 24th Friends Helping Friends event

By Boscov's

Sep 08, 2020

For each of the past 23 years, the Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends event has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for local non-profit organizations. This year, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the needs are greater than ever. With the health and safety of coworkers and customers in mind, Boscov’s has modified the event to make it bigger and better than ever. 

“We recognize the important work done by our local non-profit partners and this year, supporting them is essential,” said Jim Boscov, Chairman and CEO. “We’re excited to have found a safe way to combine the fun of shopping for great savings with the opportunity to generate significant donations to organizations so critical to our communities. We’re looking forward to two great days of Friends really Helping Friends, and with your help we hope to give away $1 million.”

 Details for the 24th Annual Friends really Helping Friends event are as follows: 

  1. Shoppers will receive a 20% discount off our lowest sale prices both in-store and online.
  2. At check-out, shoppers will designate a non-profit, from the list of participating organizations, to receive a donation of 5% of the purchase price.
  3. There are no tickets to purchase in advance, so everyone is invited. 
  4. The event has been extended to two days, Wednesday, October 14 and Thursday, October 15, from 9am – 9pm to avoid crowding and allow for social distancing. 

To participate, non-profits have to register at by September 30. Once registered, the most important thing for them to do is encourage their supporters to shop those two special days and then select their organization at check-out to receive the 5% donation.         

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