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Haggar to Give Back to Veterans with Pant Recycling Event at Belk Stores Nov. 7 – 10


Haggar and Belk help Purple Heart Service Foundation gather gently used clothing for resale to benefit veterans and their families in need. Customers who donate pants for recycling during the promotion will be able to purchase any new Haggar® casual or dress pant for just $24.99.

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) November 02, 2012

Belk is partnering with Haggar Clothing Co. to support the fifth 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 Wednesday, Nov. 7 through Saturday, Nov. 10.

The goal of this event is to have customers bring in any brand of gently worn pants to a Belk store that will in turn be donated to The Purple Heart Service Foundation. The foundation then sells the donated items at their resale locations and uses the funds to aid veterans and their families in need. Customers who donate pants for recycling during the promotion will be able to purchase any new Haggar® casual or dress pant for just $24.99.

“This promotion is Haggar's way of giving to those who have given so much for our country” said Tim Lyons, president of Haggar. “We encourage everyone to join us and participate in this effort to show appreciation for those veterans who have served us over the years.”

“The Military Order of the Purple Heart and its Service Foundation are greatly indebted to
Haggar for this brilliant annual event. Last year, over 10,000 pairs of pants were donated during the trade-in event and then resold through Purple Heart Thrift Stores. The monies gained from these sales allowed the MOPH to provide advice and assistance to some 74,000 veterans and their families with the countless agencies of the US Government," said John Bircher, Public Relations Director at the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

This pant recycling offer is good only Nov. 7 through 10, 2012, at all participating Belk stores. Offer is not valid on, or at any outlet or factory store locations.

About Belk, Inc.
Charlotte, N.C.-based Belk, Inc. ( 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 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 Dallas, Texas in 1926, Haggar Clothing Co. has grown from a simple manufacturer of men's fine apparel into one of the most recognized brands in the market, with Haggar® casual pants, dress pants and suit separates and an extensive licensing program offering head-to-toe clothing options for style-conscious men of all ages and professions. The Company today enjoys the #1 market position in men's dress pants in the United States, as well as the #2 share in men's casual pants.

For more information about Haggar Clothing Co., please contact: Rich Honiball, SVP Marketing, Licensing & E-Commerce, 214-956-4460 or visit

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 contact: John Bircher, National Public Relations Director, 352-753-5535 or visit the (MOPH) website at

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