New York, NY (May1, 2012) — Saks Fifth Avenue has announced that over $1.1 million in charitable contributions has been awarded to 196 organizations around the country, arising from its February Charity Program. In February 2012, Saks gave 5% of all registered purchases made with a registeredSaks Fifth Avenue credit card back to charity. The donations benefited a myriad of local organizations, keeping support within eachSaks Fifth Avenue store’s immediate community..
“Saks Fifth Avenueis thrilled with the results from our first month-long nationwide charitable program.” said Steve Sadove, Chairman and CEO, Saks Incorporated. “Giving back locally in a massive way that touches organizations and customers across the country is exciting and something we aim to continue moving forward.”
During the charity program, customers were able to select their favorite local charity fromSaks Fifth Avenue’s roster of organizations to which they wished to allocate their 5% contribution. Registration was one simple step at point of sale that linked the customer account with their chosen charity.
Saks Fifth Avenue Richmond partnered with the following charities from February 1 to 29, 2012 and donated over $18,000 in total:
- Children’s Museum of Richmond
- Central Virginia Food Bank
- Richmond SPCA
With the success of the February Charity Program, Saks Fifth Avenueis bringing its charitable initiatives under one banner for the first time this spring. A new Saks Gives logo will recognize Saks Fifth Avenue’s dedication to charity. Saks Gives will brand the charitable service through philanthropic giving and active outreach both locally and nationally.
About Saks Fifth Avenue
Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world’s preeminent specialty retailers, is renowned for its superlative American and international designer collections, its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates. Today, Saks operates 45 full-line stores in 21 states, 2 licensed stores in the Middle East and 2 licensed stores inMexico City,61 Saks Fifth AvenueOFF 5TH stores and saks.com, the company’s online store.
Saks Fifth Avenueis proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is only one of 50U.S.companies so named.CONTACT: Cheryl Slokker Saks Fifth Avenue Richmond 804.320.6960 [email protected]