Shop at Willow Bend in August to Help City House

It’s August and that means back-to-school. All month long, shoppers who make their purchases at The Shops at Willow Bend can help City House at the same time.

WB_WillowBendGivesBack_85x11For the second year, The Shops at Willow Bend will host Willow Bend Gives Back, a back-to-school program held during the month of August. The shopping center will give back to the community with help from its shoppers. Shoppers can earn money for one of ten preselected charities, including City House, by simply registering their receipts at the Concierge Center or registration table. Every Dollar Spent in August is a Point Earned for City House! The Charities with the most points at the end of the month will receive a CASH donation ($2,500, $1,500 or $1,000) from The Shops at Willow Bend. Each shopper that participates will receive a reusable shopping bag, while supplies last.

“We’re very appreciative of The Shops at Willow Bend for including City House as part of Willow Bend Gives Back,” said City House Executive Director Teresa Keenan. “We encourage all friends of City House to shop at Willow Bend this month, and be sure to register your receipt at the concierge center before you leave so your purchases go towards our points! Thanks to everyone for their support.”

Don’t forget to shop Willow Bend during Texas’ Tax Free Weekend — Friday, August 9 through Sunday, August 11, 2103. The tax free holiday was created with Texas families and back-to-school shopping in mind, but the savings applies to anyone including out-of-state visitors. During Tax Free Weekend, shoppers don’t have to pay tax on select items and will save approximately $8 for every $100 spent on the following items: Clothing and footwear under $100, school supplies under $100 and Backpacks under $100 for elementary and secondary students. For more details on what items are included, call 1.800.252.5555 or visit www.window.state.tx.us.

“Tax-Free Weekend is an important shopping day for families with children. The savings can be significant, and The Shops at Willow Bend is generally busy, busy with shoppers taking advantage of the three-day opportunity,” says Amy Medford, marketing and sponsorship director for the shopping center. “We are excited to Give Back this year.”

To add to the excitement, on Saturday, August 10 from 11 am to 4 pm the center will host a special event to promote tax free shopping and Willow Bend Gives Back. City House and the other 10 charities will be on hand as well as a DJ who will play music, give away prizes and much more.  he shopping center will also be giving back to shoppers. The Shops at Willow Bend will give away five iPads to shoppers who register on Saturday, August 10. One will be given away every hour on Saturday beginning at 12 pm and 4 pm.

Please present receipts from The Shops at Willow Bend retailers to the Concierge Center or registration table located near Grand Court August 1 – 31, 2013.  Select City House and the nonprofit will receive one point for every dollar you spent. The top three charities will receive a CASH donation ($2,500, $1,500 & $1,000) from the shopping center.

Willow Bend Gives Back is sponsored by Kiss FM (106.1).

The Shops at Willow Bend is located at the northwest corner of the Dallas North Tollway and West Park Boulevard and features more than 150 stores, restaurants and services plus four anchors: Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Dillard’s and Crate&Barrel.  For more information about stores, restaurants or events at The Shops at Willow Bend, call 972-202-4900 or visit www.shopwillowbend.com.

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