Annual Save & Share event raises more than $18,000

FLINT — Once again, Skaff customers and four local charities were big beneficiaries in the annual fourday Save & Share sale that took place at Skaff, Nov. 29-Dec. 2.

According to Skaff Furniture- Carpet One President, Dick Skaff, the community’s response to the event was overwhelming.

“It was a four-day whirlwind,” said Skaff . “We were busy when the doors opened on Friday morning and we were hopping right straight through until we closed on Monday evening. As a result, we’re thrilled to be writing checks totaling $18,500 to our participating charity partners.”

As in years past, 5 percent of each and every furniture and carpet purchase made over the Save & Share weekend went to Carriage Town Ministries, The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, Whaley’s Children’s Center, and Communities First. Customers could choose the charity they would like to support, or, if they wanted, they could divide their donation between all four organizations.

“As an incentive for people to stop by during the four-day event, we went all out to make sure our customers realized significant savings in every department. It was important to us that we offered great values, which in turn would make a big impact for people in need,” said Skaff. “And the best part is all the money raised stays right here in our community!”

Skaff also expressed special thanks to the charity partners for their involvement.

“All the people at Carriage Town Ministries, Communities First, The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and Whaley’s Children Center, they all do so much to make this a successful event.” said Skaff. “The support and enthusiasm they provide is truly amazing!”

Skaff Furniture-Carpet One is family-owned and has been in business in Genesee County since 1911. The 70,000 square-foot Skaff Warehouse/Showrooms are located at 23-Expressway and Hill Road. — G.G.