Big Sandy hosting charity event

PARKERSBURG – Big Sandy Superstore, a Top 50 home furnishings retailer, has announced a Charity Challenge event to benefit charities throughout the Tri-State area.

“We hosted a similar event last August and raised nearly $10,000 for charities throughout our communities,” said CEO Robert Vanhoose. “We are excited to extend this weekend opportunity again this year.”

Charities large and small have partnered with Big Sandy Superstore for this event, which features “Discounts for Donations” allowing Big Sandy customers to receive a percentage discount on items purchased to match a donation to a partner charity, up to 10 percent for donations of $10 or more.

The customer chooses from among participating charities.

“The response last year from charities was very good,” says Dan Evans, director of marketing. “This year it has been even more so. The charities that benefited last year are some of the most active charities in our communities in which we live.

“This weekend we are challenging our customers to support the participating charities’ goals and missions, by means of donations. We are thrilled to be able to give back to our communities in such a profound way.” The event will occur at all Big Sandy Superstore locations today through Tuesday.

Big Sandy is celebrating its 61st anniversary this year. It operates stores in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and online.