CHARLOTTE, NC – HandPicked is hosting its first annual Charity Day Event to benefit A Child’s Place in Charlotte on Saturday, Nov. 3.

With the purchase of a $5 ticket, customers are invited to spend the morning “shopping for a cause” at the Charlotte stores.  The stores are located at 9844-A Rea Road in Blakeney Greens Shopping Center; 8040 Providence Road in Arboretum Shopping Center; and 1721 Kenilworth Avenue in Dilworth. Items in the stores will be discounted up to 50% from 7 till 10 a.m. All proceeds from the sales of these tickets go to A Child’s Place, which works to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education.

“Charity Day is an easy and convenient way for people to help A Child’s Place’s client homeless children and their families,” said Annabelle Suddreth, Executive Director of A Child’s Place. “For $5, you get to take advantage of incredible deals on even more incredible products! You can knock a few people off your gift list for the holidays and help our client homeless children at the same time.”

Charity Day is part of HandPicked’s “HeartPicked” program, established to increase public awareness and raise funds for local, non-profit organizations whose mission is to improve the lives of those in need, particularly women and children. Additionally, HandPicked has designed and created a bracelet that represents the mission of the non-profit organizations, including A Child’s Place. For every A Child’s Place bracelet sold, a portion of the proceeds goes back to the organization to help homeless children.

“We hope that when people come into the store, we can tell them about A Child’s Place and what this organization does for homeless children in our community,” said Karen Hiter, Marketing Director for HandPicked. “We want to bring awareness and raise money for A Child’s Place. We really want to make a difference and think this is a wonderful way to do it.”

HandPicked, a jewelry and gifts company, has 15 stores throughout South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky. For more information about Charity Day, contact Karen Hiter at 803-252-212, ext. 24, or khiter@handpicked.net. You can also visit www.behandpicked.com.

About A Child’s Place
Homelessness for children isn’t just about where they lay their heads at night; it’s about where their heads are during the day at school, too.  Founded in 1989, A Child’s Place of Charlotte is working to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education, reaching 2,228 children during the 2011-12 school year.  In June 2012, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools reported 4,922 homeless students enrolled in the county’s public schools.  To learn more about A Child’s Place or to make a donation, call 704-343-3790 or visit www.achildsplace.org.

Contact:
Sarah Melton | Development Associate
A Child’s Place | 601 E. Fifth St., Suite 230, Charlotte, NC 28202
T: 704.343.3790 x9550 or 704-943-9550 (direct) | E: smelton@achildsplace.org

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