The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. Supports Boys & Girls Clubs of America This Holiday Season to Give the Gift of a Great Future Campaign

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT), which operates Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner's, Carson's, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's and Younkers stores will support Boys & Girls Clubs of America this holiday season, the nation's number one advocate for youth serving nearly four million kids and teens during out-of-school time. The 'Give the Gift of a Great Future' campaign will support the organization and run in stores through December 24, 2015.

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During this time, customers can help The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. reach its goal of raising $500,000 for the organization by (1) purchasing Cinnamon, the exclusive 2015 Teddy Bear, (2) by making small donations online or while shopping, or (3) with the "bring back, give back" booklets.

"The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is thrilled to once again support Boys & Girls Clubs of America this holiday season," said Kathryn Bufano, president and chief executive officer, The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. "The funds we raise will go towards providing youth with programming focused on driving academic success, promoting healthy lifestyles and building overall good character and citizenship."

Cinnamon: The Exclusive 2015 Teddy Bear

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. held a contest, earlier in the year, with Boys & Girls Club members to name the exclusive Holiday Teddy Bear. The winning name, "Cinnamon," was entered by 11-year-old Club member Olivia from Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee, Wis., an ambitious student with a bright future and aspirations to become a veterinarian or architect.

Olivia was inspired by her love of holiday spices when she named the 2015 Holiday Teddy Bear, making the name Cinnamon a perfect fit.

Customers can show their support by purchasing Cinnamon, the exclusive 2015 Holiday Teddy Bear, which is available in stores or online at www.bonton.com/bgca. Bon-Ton will donate 100 percent of the net proceeds to Boys & Girls Clubs of America.


From November 16 through December 24 while shopping in stores customers can make a $3 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of America and, in return, will receive $15 off a $30 purchase in store.

Bring Back, Give Back

Starting December 12 through December 17, 2015, customers shopping at any Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner's, Carson's, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's and Younkers store will receive an exclusive gift guide with special shopping offers. This booklet includes an entry form which can be filled out and returned to any store location December 18 through December 24, 2015. For every entry received, The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. will make a $1 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of America and customers will automatically qualify for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree.

To learn more about how to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America and give kids the Gift of a Great Future visit www.bonton.com/bgca.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America

For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve Great Futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,000 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native American lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://www.bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.

About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 270 stores, which includes ten furniture galleries and four clearance centers, in 26 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner's, Boston Store, Carson's, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's and Younkers nameplates. The stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings. The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is an active and positive participant in the communities it serves.

For store locations and information visit www.bonton.com. Join the conversation and be inspired by following Bon-Ton on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and the fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog, #LoveStyle.

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CONTACT: Christine Hojnacki, Vice President Public Relations 414.347.5329, cell 262.378.9354 Christine.Hojnacki@bonton.com Nicole Koremenos, Senior PR Coordinator 414.347.1152 ext. 3278 Nicole.koremenos@bonton.com

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