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Boscov’s Helps Raise Over $3 Million for Charity with Record-Breaking Friends Helping Friends Event

by Boscov's Department Store

Boscov’s Helps Raise Over $3 Million for Charity with Record-Breaking Friends Helping Friends Event

With the record-breaking success of the recently held Friends Helping Friends Event, Boscov’s is excited to announce that participating local non-profit organizations are believed to have raised over $3 million in donation proceeds from this event.

“Throughout our stores, over 3,000 local non-profit organizations distributed over 600,000 Shopping Passes in exchange for a $5 donation,” said Jim Boscov, Chairman and CEO. “Participating non-profit 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 occurred on Wednesday, Oct. 18. In exchange for a $5 donation to a participating non-profit organization, customers received a Shopping Pass providing them with exclusive access to the one-day in-store only 25% off sale. 25% off represents Boscov’s biggest sale of the year and has become an annual occasion for customers to do their holiday shopping while also supporting the non-profit organization they care most about.

Based in Reading, Boscov’s operates 50 stores in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Ohio, and West Virginia. It is the nation’s largest family-owned department store chain. Boscov’s is now celebrating its 109th year as a full-line, full-service department store and is known as much for making shopping fun as it is for offering the best brands at the best prices with incredible service. Boscov’s offers many customer-friendly services, such as a year-round military discount, a gift registry for every occasion, a hassle-free return policy, and free curbside pickup. To learn more, visit