2011-12-14 / Living

Bealls encourages shoppers to buy ‘Bears That Care’

HOUSTON (Nov. 17, 2011) – Bealls is spreading a little holiday cheer while giving back to the community this festive season through the sale of their boy and girlthemed ‘Bears that Care’ to benefit Toys for Tots. The plush brown and tan bears adorned with a holiday scarf and Christmas gift retail for $6.98 and from now until Dec. 24, Stage Stores Inc., the parent company of Bealls, will donate $1 for every bear sold to Toys for Tots.

For those who can’t make it to the store, donating is as easy as visiting Bealls’ Facebook page and “liking” the page. From now until Dec. 26, Bealls will make a donation of five cents for every person who becomes a fan of their page. In addition, all fans of the Bealls page can register to win up to a $5,000 cash prize.

“Christmas is a time of joy and excitement, but many children don’t have the luxury of waking up to lots of gifts under the tree,” said Andy Hall, president and CEO of Stage Stores Inc., the parent company of Bealls. “We hope our Facebook contest and holiday bears will provide a way for our customers to make Christmas a little bit brighter for less fortunate children.”

Stage Stores will make two separate donations to Toys for Tots this holiday season. The company will donate up to $150,000 from the holiday bear sales, and up $5,000 from the Facebook contest.

The U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects new, unwrapped toys and distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community.

On Tuesday, Dec. 27 Stage Stores will announce the total amount raised and the lucky prize winner.

About Stage Stores, Inc. Stage Stores, Inc. brings nationally-recognized brand name apparel, accessories, cosmetics and footwear for the entire family to small and mid-size towns and communities through more than 800 stores located in 40 states. The company operates its stores under the five names of Bealls, Goody’s, Palais Royal, Peebles and Stage. For more information about Stage Stores, visit the company’s website at www.stagestoresinc.com.

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