Blowing Rock, NC 5/24/10….Before school lets out for summer; Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway is presenting a welcomed gift to benefit local schools. As part of Tanger’s 2009-2010 TangerBucks for Schools campaign, Tanger is making a $1,000 donation with the goal of helping local students and schools excel. By donating to the Watauga Education Foundation, all schools in Watauga County will benefit.
“Nothing is more important in our community than giving our students the tools they need to reach their full potential,” stated Heidi Ellis, General Manager. “Tanger is proud to help provide funds for materials and educational programs to help our schools and kids succeed.”
TangerBucks for Schools is a national promotion where Tanger donates $1 for every coupon book sold throughout the course of the school year. By being part of the TangerBucks program, schools have the opportunity to sell coupon books and raise funds through other school activities, adding necessary funds to assist their school. Nationally, schools across America are receiving more than $135,000 this year as part of the TangerBucks for Schools campaign. “We have long appreciated our partnership with Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway,” said Watauga Education Foundation Executive Director, Melanie Bullard. “We will apply the donation toward our classroom grants program, which funds creative initiatives that fall outside state and local budgets.”
Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway features 30 brand name and designer outlet stores including Banana republic, Gap, Gymboree , J Crew, Liz Claiborne and several other popular brands. Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway is located on ½ mile south of the Blue Ridge Parkway on Highway 321 in Blowing Rock
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc., (NYSE:SKT), is a publicly-traded REIT headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina that presently operates and owns, or has an ownership interest in, a portfolio of 33 upscale outlet shopping centers in 22 states coast to coast, totaling approximately 10 million square feet leased to over 1,900 stores operated by 330 different brand name companies. More than 150 million shoppers visit Tanger Outlet Centers annually. For more information call 1-800-4 TANGER or visit the company’s web site at www.tangeroutlet.com. To learn more about the Watauga Education Foundation, please visit www.wefnc.org.