Cary, NC— Lucy Daniels Center has been selected as one of two local nonprofit partners in Saks Fifth Avenue's “Saks Loves Your Cause” program.

The retail icon, known for its upscale merchandise and long tradition of excellence in customer service, will donate 5% of purchases made by new or existing Saks Card users when they designate the Center as their local charity of choice. The program kicks off February 1 and continues until February 28. Shoppers need only designate the Center once in order to dedicate 5% of all Saks card purchases made that month.

“After Saks Fifth Avenue’s successful charity initiative in 2012, we’re excited to be able to continue with the February promotion for the second year. We appreciate our customers’ charitable involvement and again look forward to giving back locally with this exciting national program,” Steve Sadove, chairman and CEO, Saks Incorporated, said.

Center staff will be at the Saks Fifth Avenue store located at Triangle Town Center (5959 Triangle Town Boulevard, Raleigh) on Thursday, February 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. to greet Saks customers and share information about the Center’s mission and work. The Triangle Town Center store is the only Saks Fifth Avenue in North Carolina.

Lucy Daniels Center is the Triangle area’s largest and most comprehensive nonprofit provider of mental health services exclusively for children. Programs include an on-site mental health clinic and school, with community-based initiatives dedicated to supporting lower-income families and local child care centers enrolling children on child care subsidy. More than 90% of families receiving services from Lucy Daniels Center pay less than full cost for services, and 1 in 6 receives services for free.

“The support and generosity of our corporate partners allows us to ensure that all children and families can benefit from our award-winning programs, regardless of income,” Clarenda Stanley, the Center’s director of development, said. “Saks is helping us give the ‘gift of happy’ to more children in the Triangle and, for that, we are truly grateful.”

Customers may select between the local chapter of The American Red Cross and two other designated local charities for their 5% contribution. Learn more about Lucy Daniels Center and the “Saks Loves Your Charity” program at


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