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The Military Order of the Purple Heart

For Immediate Release

Charlotte, N.C. - October 28, 2013

Haggar to Give Back to Veterans with Pant
Trade-in Event at Belk Stores Nov. 8 – 11

Haggar and Belk help Purple Heart Service Foundation gather gently used clothing for resale to benefit veterans and their families in need.
Belk customers urged to donate pants to help veterans and their families through Haggar's annual charity promotion.

Charlotte, N.C. (Nov. 2, 2013) –  Belk is partnering with Haggar Clothing Co. to support the sixth anniversary of its national pant    trade-in promotion benefiting The Purple Heart Service Foundation.  This year’s event will be held in all Belk stores from Friday, Nov. 8 through Monday, Nov. 11.

The goal of this event is to help the Purple Heart Service Foundation raise funds to aid veterans and their families in need. Customers contribute by donating any brand of gently worn pants to a Belk store.  The Purple Heart Service Foundation sells the donated items at their resale locations.  Customers will be able to purchase any new Haggar® casual or dress pant for just $29.99 during the four-day promotion.

"Haggar has a proud history of serving the Armed Forces. During WWII, Haggar provided over 10 million military uniforms for the war efforts," said Tim Lyons, President of Haggar. "For the last six years, Haggar has continued to show appreciation for those veterans who have honorably served us over the years by encouraging everyone to participate in our National pant trade-in promotion.”

Donations from events like Haggar’s Trade In, Trade Up promotion at Belk are vital to the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation. Monies gained from the sales of donated goods provide funding for things such as veterans services, welfare, rehabilitation, and educational programs for not only veterans wounded in combat, but all veterans and their families at no cost.   

This pant recycling offer is going on Nov. 8 through 11, 2013, at all participating Belk stores. Regular sizes and Big&Tall are included. Offer is not valid on haggar.com, belk.com or at any outlet or factory store locations.

About Belk, Inc.
Charlotte, N.C.-based Belk, Inc. (www.belk.com) is the nation’s largest privately owned mainline department store company with 301 Belk stores located in 16 Southern states.  The company was founded in 1888 by William Henry Belk in Monroe, N.C., and is in the third generation of Belk family leadership. Its belk.com Web site offers a wide assortment of fashion apparel, shoes and accessories for the entire family along with top name cosmetics, a wedding registry and a large selection of quality merchandise for the home. To connect with Belk via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blog, mobile phone text messages or by email, go to: Belk Get Connected.

About Haggar Clothing Co.
Since its beginnings in a one-room office in Dallas, Texas in 1926, Haggar Clothing Co. has grown from a manufacturer of men's fine dress pants and slacks into one of the most recognized and original apparel brands in the market. Haggar coined the term “slacks” in 1938 and continued to lead menswear innovation with the introduction of pre-cuffed pants, expandable waist pants, wrinkle-free cotton casual pants, and suit separates. In addition to its Haggar® brand, the company has developed and launched the highly successful and eco-friendly LK Life Khaki™ brand.  Haggar is the official clothing partner of the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Haggar Clothing Co. today commands the #1 market position in men's dress pants in the United States, as well as the #2 share in men's casual pants, and has been a leader in men’s apparel for over 85 years.

For more information or to view product offerings from Haggar, please visit the Haggar website.
Contact Rich Honiball, SVP of Marketing, Licensing and Ecommerce at Haggar Clothing Co.;
Phone 214-956-4460, Fax 214-956-4489, Email: rich.honiball@haggar.com

About The Purple Heart Foundation
The Military Order of the Purple Heart of the U.S.A. Inc. (MOPH) is a congressionally chartered national veterans service organization. The funding for veterans services, welfare, rehabilitation, and educational programs comes from the Purple Heart Service Foundation, Inc. Funds for these programs are raised by the sale of useable household goods and apparel contributions, thus aiding all veterans and their families.

Through funding provided by the Purple Heart Service Foundation, MOPH supports and sponsors programs which benefit not only combat wounded, but all veterans and their families at no cost.  Clothing that cannot be sold through traditional retail outlets is recycled through the textile recycling industry. 

For information about The Military Order of the Purple Heart visit the (MOPH) website at http://www.mophsf.org

 For information contact:
National Public Relations Director, Jim Klug, 541-778-3480
Email: PublicRelations@Purpleheart.org
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