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The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., Invites Schools & Local Non-Profit Organizations to Register for Community Days Event

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 05, 2016 (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, invites local schools and non-profit groups to sign up for the company’s semi-annual Community Days event. Local groups are invited to sign up now at www.communitydayevent.com to sell Community Days savings booklets in their neighborhoods and online. The shopping event will be held on February 26 and February 27, with savings booklet donations benefitting local non-profit organizations. For the fourth consecutive year, customers may also designate donations to the American Heart Association (AHA) to support heart health.

“Community Days is a great opportunity for local schools and non-profit organizations to raise funds and increase visibility in their community,” said Kathryn Bufano, President & CEO, The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. “Bon-Ton is proud to continue to support the communities that we serve.”

Eligible Community Days organizations include schools and 501(c) (3) nonprofit organizations. These organizations sell coupon booklets for a $5 donation to support their organization; the organization keeps 100% of the $5 donation. When an organization registers to sell the books online, they will receive a unique online selling link that can be e-mailed to supporters, friends and family. Sellers are encouraged to utilize the link on all social media channels.

Now through Saturday, February 27, customers can purchase a $5 Community Days booklet from a local participating organization, in any Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s or Younkers store or online. In return, the purchaser receives the valuable booklet of offers, which pays the donor back with a $10 off coupon. The booklet also contains a 25% off shopping pass, a 30% item coupon and over $500 in exclusive coupon savings to use at all stores and online during the Community Days event February 26-27.

During the November Community Days event in 2015, schools and nonprofit organizations raised over $5.4 million. Since 1999, Bon-Ton Stores Community Days has helped thousands of local non-profit 501(c) (3) groups and schools raise more than $130 million to support local community initiatives. For more information or to support a participating organization, visit www.communitydayevent.com.

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.

CONTACTS: 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

Source:The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.