In less than 2 weeks we can enjoy some guilt-free shopping! Since 1996, Americana Manhasset (and Wheatley Plaza) has been running Champions for Charity, an annual holiday shopping benefit event to raise money for the non-profit community. Basically, you can do your holiday shopping with the comfort of knowing that some of your money is going to benefit various non-profit organizations (over 100) with their missions. Over 70 of its stores participate to support non-profit growth while also making it a memorable experience for the shoppers! This year, they have added an extra day giving us 4 days to enjoy feeling good about our purchases running from Thursday, December 3rd – Sunday, December 6th.
Mentioned on the Manhasset Americana website, there is a lot the shoppers can expect during the charity event weekend, from complimentary gift wrapping to personal shopping and concierge services. Last year’s event weekend raised over $850,000, and over $8.5 million since 1996. This year, Champions for Charity has a goal of reaching $1 million, so get on your shopping boots and hit the ground running!
HOW IT WORKS
Participating Americana Manhasset, select Wheatley Plaza stores and restaurants donate a percentage of designated full-price pre-tax purchases to the participating organization of the customer’s choice. All you have to do is register for a your free CHAMPION CARD and designate 25% of your full-price pre-tax purchases to the charity of your choice.
Americana Manhasset GiftCards purchased during Champions for Charity® are eligible for a 10% donation. Americana Manhasset GiftCards purchased AND redeemed during Champions for Charity® are eligible for a 25% donation. American Express® Gift Cards are not eligible for the donation. Participating store gift certificates and special order merchandise are subject to individual store policy.
LOCATION: Americana Manhasset & Wheatley Plaza (Northern Blvd | Manhasset & Greenvale)
DATE: Thursday, December 3 – Sunday December 6
TIME: Regular store hours
PARTICIPATE: Register for your free Champion Card