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Goody’s shoppers can donate to Harriet’s House

For the next month, customers at the Demopolis Goody’s store will have the opportunity to donate to Harriet’s House, a local shelter for victims of domestic abuse.

Goody’s has launched its fall “30 Days of Giving” campaign, and all Goody’s customers who visit the Demopolis store between Sept. 12 and Oct. 12 will be invited to donate to Harriet’s House.

“We are excited that 853 of our stores have partnered with local organizations to make a difference in their communities. People are the heart and soul of any community, and Goody’s is proud to be a member of Demopolis,” said Bill Gentner, chief marketing officer of Stage Stores, Inc.

Harriet’s House was also the recipient of the “30 Days of Giving” in the spring, and Harriet’s House director Susanna Naisbett said it raised $1,068 for the shelter.

“It was great last time, and I’m thrilled they chose us again,” Naisbett said. “All of the grants we receive require a hard cash match, so this money goes toward the match so we can apply to receive more money. The amount I can request depends on how much matching funds I have, so this is very helpful.”

She added that there are also some operating expenses that grants don’t cover, and these donations will also help with that.

Customers will have the option to donate $1, $3 or $5 during checkout. As a special thank you to customers, Goody’s is giving a coupon for 40 percent off a regular, sale or clearance item to every shopper that donates. Goody’s is accepting donations from Sept. 12 through Oct. 12 and the coupon will be valid Oct. 13-16.

“Through the generosity of our customers and associates, we have raised over one million dollars this year for local organizations across the country,” said Michael Glazer, president and CEO of Stage Stores, Inc.

Harriet’s House is a shelter for victims of domestic abuse. Emergency shelter services are available free of charge to women and their children who are victims of domestic violence, and non-residential services are available free of charge to all victims of domestic violence. They have a 24-hour crisis line along with many other services for victims of domestic abuse. The shelter’s business line is (334) 289-8985. The emergency line is (334) 289-8988 or (800) 650-6522. Their website is http://www.westal.net/harrietshouse/.