MILWAUKEE, Wisc. (July 17, 2009) - Local non-profit organizations are invited to participate in a unique fundraising opportunity with their local Younkers store. Younkers announced today that it will continue its successful Community Day event to be held on Saturday, November 14, 2009. Non-profit Organizations can sign-up now at This event provides an opportunity for local organizations to gather the donations needed to support their missions, especially at a time when many non-profits have limited resources and more requests than they can accommodate.

On August 2, 2009, local participating nonprofit groups will begin selling $5 Younkers discount savings booklets to support their organization. Each booklet contains coupons and offers for a savings of over $60. Non-profit groups selling the booklets keep 100% of the $5 booklet price.

"This is the tenth consecutive year our Company has brought this fundraising event to local non-profit groups," said Bud Bergren, president and chief executive officer of The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. "We know how important it is to give back to the community, especially when many groups and community organizations need our help more than ever."

Organizations can sign up to participate in Community Day by logging onto, and submitting a registration form. The website provides details of the event. Qualifying Community Day organizations include local 501C-3 nonprofit organizations, churches and schools.

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. operates 280 stores, including 12 furniture galleries, in 23 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner's, Carson Pirie Scott, Carson Pirie Scott, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's and Younkers nameplates and, in the Detroit, Michigan area, under the Parisian nameplate. The stores offer a broad assortment of brand-name fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings.


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