PARAMUS, NJ -- Over a dozen retailers at the Westfield Garden State Plaza have pledged to donate commission from sales June 20 to the support the victims of the fatal East Brook Middle School bus accident last month.
12 stores located in the biggest mall in Paramus have pledged to donate 10% of sales made tomorrow. to the cause. These retailers are: 16 Handles, Bags Plus, California Pizza Kitchen, BOSS, Longchamp, Marc Cain, Natura Brasil. Philosophy, Salvatore Ferragamo, Shake Shack, Tommy Bahama and Yogibo. Bar Louie has pledge 20% of sales will be donated.
This money will all be contributed to the Paramus Children's Health Foundation (PCHF), a registered 501(c-3) charitable organization in existence for over five years, which was active in several community fundraisers for the bus crash victims, including a pancake fundraiser with the Paramus Elks Club that raised $13,000.
In addition to the 13 stores pledging at least 10% of sales donations, Chick Fil-A, Banana Republic, LIV UnLtd, Microsoft, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Tiffany & Co.
"We are very appreciative for the caring and support the community always receives from Westfield Garden State Plaza," said Marty Diamond, President of PCHF.
Donations can also be mailed to the Paramus Children's Health Foundation, Care of Marty Diamond 202 Paul Ct., Paramus, NJ 07652, or through the PCHF website http://paramuschildrenshealth.org.
According to a spokesperson for the mall "Visitors to Garden State Plaza can show their support by shopping at the participating retailers and restaurants on June 20 th and also by visiting the Westfield Concierge during the months of June and July to make a donation or purchase Paramus Children’s Health Foundation bracelets ($5), magnets ($10), or unique note card sets made by members of the community ($20). In addition, all proceeds generated from Westfield Garden State Plaza’s summer program, Crayola Artists Passport Camp presented by Mad Science, will also be donated to the organization."