Save & Share event raises $20,000 for local charities

FLINT – Last year, the Skaff Save & Share event broke the record for largest one-day sale in Skaff’s more than 100- year history.

This year, Save & Share was expanded to four-days to benefit four outstanding charities and, once again, the event exceeded all expectations.

“We had the busiest four-day period ever and broke another record,” said an exuberant Dick Skaff, Skaff Furniture- Carpet One President. “Thanks to the community’s tremendous response, we will be writing checks totaling $20,000, which will be split among the four participating charities.”

According to Skaff, 5% of each and every furniture and carpet purchase made between Nov. 24-27 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 or people to stop by during the four-day event, we made aggressive price cuts in every department. It was important to us that our customers received great values, which in turn would make a big impact for people in need,” says 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 and enthusiasm.

“We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the all the people at Carriage Town Ministries, Communities First, The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and Whaley’s Children Center,” said Skaff. “Their support was really off the charts. The energy they supply really goes a long way in making this such a successful event.” – G.G.

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