Local Charities to Benefit from Donations
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- (Business Wire)
Books-A-Million, Inc. (Nasdaq/NM: BAMM) today announced that all BAM!
stores will be supporting local charities through a Holiday Book and Toy
Drive that begins on Saturday, December 1.
“We are excited to partner with over 180 local charities nationwide, and
through the generosity of our customers help those in need this holiday
season,” said Terrance G. Finley, Chief Executive Officer and President
of Books-A-Million, Inc. “Each of our store teams have selected a
charity in their area, and our associates are looking forward to giving
back to their local community.”
Beginning Saturday, December 1 through Christmas Eve, customers can
visit one of BAM’s more than 250 locations and purchase a book or toy
that will be donated to a local charity. Customers will also be able to
include a personalized bookplate with their donation, allowing for gifts
to be donated in someone’s honor or memory.
Charities receiving donations during the Holiday Book and Toy Drive
include, among many others, First Book in Cuyahoga Falls, OH; Shriners
Hospital in Erie, PA; Whale’s Tale in Waterford, CT; Adoptive and Foster
Families of Maine and Families Helping Families in Columbia, SC. The
outreach efforts of these organizations range from literacy and
fellowship to children’s health and hunger. A list of all the charities
can be found online at www.booksamillion.com/bookandtoydrive.
Items customers can consider donating this holiday season include:
Books: Give the gift of a children’s classic with Dr. Seuss’s Green
Eggs and Ham, Where the Wild ThingsAre or the
Christmas favorite, The Polar Express. Popular kids’ books sure
to thrill include Heroes of Olympus: The Mark of Athena, Dork
Diaries and The39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers.
Toys: Open a world of imagination with the best toys, games and puzzles
from Hasbro, Lego, Webkinz, Melissa and Doug, Lalaloopsy and Thomas the
Tech: Expand their mind with educational learning tools from LeapFrog
and Brain Quest or let a storybook come to life with the best tablet for
families with NOOK HD+ and ear buds from Skullcandy.
More: Spread holiday cheer with The Elf on the Shelf, festive hats or
The 2012 Holiday Book and Toy Drive begins Saturday, December 1st,
in all of BAM’s 259 locations and will continue through Christmas Eve.
Customers can contact their local BAM! to learn more about the charity
each store will be supporting or visit www.booksamillion.com/bookandtoydrive.
About Books-A-Million, Inc.
Books-A-Million, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading book retailers and
sells on the Internet at www.booksamillion.com.
The Company presently operates 259 stores in 32 states and the District
of Columbia. The Company operates large superstores under the names
Books-A-Million (BAM!), Books & Co. and 2nd & Charles and traditional
bookstores operating under the names Bookland and Books-A-Million. The
common stock of Books-A-Million, Inc. is traded on the NASDAQ Global
Select Market under the symbol BAMM. For more information, visit the
Company’s corporate website at www.booksamillioninc.com.
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Jane Hoerner, 205-942-3737
Source: Books-A-Million, Inc.