Books-A-Million, Inc. (Nasdaq/NM: BAMM) today announced that all BAM! stores during this holiday season will be supporting local charities through BAM!’s annual Holiday Book and Toy Drive beginning now through Christmas Eve.
“The goal of our Holiday Book and Toy Drive is to assist local charities within our store’s communities, and we’ll do so through the generosity of our customers,” said Terrance G. Finley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Books-A-Million, Inc. “With each store choosing their local charity, they are building lasting relationships within the community and helping those in need this holiday season.”
Beginning now through Christmas Eve, customers can visit one of Books-A-Million’s more than 250 locations and purchase a book or toy that will be donated to a local charity. Customers will also be able to include a personalized bookplate with their donation, allowing for gifts to be donated in someone’s honor or memory.
Charities receiving donations during the Holiday Book and Toy Drive from BAM!’s 258 locations include, among others, Children’s Hospital of Alabama; Toys for Tots in Huntsville and Florence, AL; Holiday Hope in Brunswick, GA; United Way in Kokomo, IN; Ronald McDonald House in Joplin, MO; Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in North Carolina; Books-A-Go-Go in Jacksonville, FL; Brunswick Shriners Hospital in Erie, PA; and Families Helping Families in Columbia, SC. The outreach efforts of these organizations range from literacy and fellowship to children’s health and hunger. A list of all the charities can be found online at www.booksamillion.com/bookandtoydrive.Items customers can consider donating this holiday season include: Books: Give the gift of a children’s classic with Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham, Where the Wild Things Are or the Christmas favorites, The Polar Express and The Night Before Christmas. Popular kids’ books sure to thrill include Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, House of Olympus: The House of Hades, Dork Diaries, Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Allegiant. Toys: Open a world of imagination with the best toys, games and puzzles from Hasbro, Lego, Webkinz, Melissa and Doug, Lalaloopsy, Wacky Loops and My Little Pony.