Bay bolsters local charities

The Bay is shopping for more local charities and supporters to take part in a special day of giving

The Bay is shopping for more local charities and supporters to take part in a special day of giving.

The Giving Day is a one-day exclusive shopping event designed to help charities raise funds.

Across Canada, 34 Hudson’s Bay stores, including Vernon, will host the Giving Day on Thursday.

Anyone with a ticket will earn special discounts in store and in turn is helping local charities help others, through the ticket purchase.

“Our charities are Vernon United Way, Vernon Special Olympics, Vernon SPCA, Teens Count Too, Have A Heart, Upper Room Mission, and our corporate charity Look Good Feel Better,” said Rein Nurmsoo, Hudson’s Bay Vernon general manager.

“Tickets are now available at the store and of course from our charities.”

Additional charities are also invited to get on board with the initiative. Tickets cost $5 with all proceeds from the sales going to the charity.

Those purchasing tickets to the Giving Day will receive 20 per cent off almost all items in the store with their HBC credit card or 15 per cent off with any other form of tender. Ticket holders will be treated to in-store events, and will be entered for a chance to win The Giving Day store prize.

Tickets will also be available at The Bay the day of the event.

“My hope is that this event is a success, and we raise a significant amount of money for the local charities, and create an annual event,” said Nurmsoo.