Special Save & Share Event raises $33,000 for local charities

FLINT – Family-owned Skaff Furniture-Carpet One promoted it as their biggest sale of the year, but the Save & Share Saturday Event managed to exceed all expectations.

“Not only was it our biggest sale of this year … it turned out to be the biggest one-day event in our entire 105- year history,” said an elated Dick Skaff. “Hundreds of people walked through our doors. We were busy from the moment we opened Saturday morning and straight through closing Saturday night.”

As a result of the event’s overwhelming success, Skaff will be writing checks totaling $33,000 to be divided between Carriage Town Ministries, The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and Whaley’s Children’s Center.

“We set it up so 15 percent of each and every customer purchase during the sale would be donated to one of our three area charities,” explained Skaff. “People could choose which charity they would like to support or they could just split their donation between all three organizations.”

According to Skaff, everyone on their team was thrilled at the way the community responded to this opportunity to save on furniture and carpet while at the same time sharing with others less fortunate.

“It really is a win-win for everyone,” smiles Skaff. “We were able to offer great values to our customers and the money raised stays right here in our area to help our friends and neighbors.”

Skaff extended special thanks to the charity partners for their involvement and enthusiasm.

“We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Bill Kerr of the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, Dallas Gatlin of Carriage Town Ministries and Mindy Prusa of Whaley Children’s Center for their support and participation,” said Skaff. “The hope those organizations provide is something that goes above and beyond.”

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