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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Shop...and Help Save Tiny Lives

I have a great deal for you. If you're like me, you love to shop! You can do just that this weekend and all of next week, and help save the lives of tiny babies in our NICU.

This weekend is the one-year anniversary of Bridge Street Town Centre. If you've ever shopped there, you know that the stores are fabulous but they rarely offer discounts.

Until now.

This Saturday and Sunday (November 1-2), Bridge Street will offer a Benefit Shopping Weekend, with proceeds going to the Melissa George Neonatal Memorial Fund.

Here's how it works. You purchase a discount card for $20 and you'll receive discounts to a wide array of stores and restaurants at Bridge Street. Click here to see a list of the stores that are participating, and the discounts you'll receive.

You can purchase the discount card at Customer Service at Bridge Street anytime this weekend. 100% will go to Melissa's Fund.

We were so honored that of all the worthy charities in this town, Bridge Street chose ours! So, get started on your Christmas shopping early and get some great deals while helping our tiniest babies.

And that's not all!

Barnes and Noble is helping Melissa's Fund by holding a bookfair Friday, October 31st through Saturday, November 8th. Simply print this certificate and use it at ANY Barnes and Noble in the United States. Melissa's Fund will receive a percentage of the sales. And you can use it on any purchase: books, CDs, coffee - anything! So again, start your Christmas shopping NOW and use this certificate to purchase items.

Our plan is to use the money that's raised through the Barnes and Noble event to buy a special book for every baby who's in the NICU during Christmas. It is so lonely to have a child in the hospital during the holidays, so we hope we can make their holiday season a little brighter.

Please email this certificate to anyone you know and encourage them to shop at Barnes and Noble during this particular week. And please visit these merchants and purchase items to help Melissa's Fund!

2 comments:

BethE said...

Amy, the GC for Barnes and Noble says the Bridge Street address, are you sure it works at any B&N in the US? I have lots of friends and family in other states I'm happy to send out shopping. This is a great thing! I hope it brings in a TON for the foundation!

Amy George said...

Beth,
Yes, it will work at any B&N store. The code on the voucher is specific to Melissa's Fund (that's what they told me!). Thanks for sending it out!!

Amy