Boscov’s ‘Friends Helping Friends’ event set for Oct. 16


WILKES-BARRE — Boscov’s will host “Friends Helping Friends,” a community fundraising event, on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 8 a.m to 11 p.m. in all 47 of their stores.

In 2018, Friends Helping Friends raised more than $800,000 for charitable organizations in communities where Boscov’s stores are located.

Community service agencies and schools throughout the community have been invited to participate in this benefit shopping day. Boscov’s has provided participating groups and organizations with discount shopping passes, which they have been selling for the past few months.

Each shopping pass is a $5 donation to the non-profit and good for 25% off their purchases on Wednesday (minimal exclusions do apply and are listed on the ticket). Organizations selling the shopping passes keep the entire $5 ticket price.

On Friends Helping Friends Day shoppers will enjoy tremendous savings, refreshments, and entertainment. Everyone with a shopping pass has a chance to win one of four $500 Boscov’s shopping sprees on a corporate level as well as a $100 Boscov’s shopping spree at each store.

Many participating groups will be providing volunteers to help throughout the store selling shopping passes and provide entertainment.

A Boscov’s statement about the event said: “In addition to being a great day, you can support the non-profit organization of your choice, because that’s what friends are for.”