The following post is based on a press release from Northbrook Court.
This Mother’s Day, make your gift to mom go the extra mile by helping local charities. Northbrook Court and Make It Better magazine are teaming up once again to host the second annual “celebrate mom beCause” initiative, a project designed to help gift-givers find the perfect Mother’s Day presents while contributing funds to two local charities – FORCE and Glenkirk.
“‘celebrate mom beCause’ is a wonderful opportunity to honor the hardworking, supportive women and charitable organizations that play such important, integral roles in our community,” Stacy Kolios, marketing manager of Northbrook Court, said in the release. “Northbrook Court stores have created amazing gift packages to help spoil mom and support local non-profits.”
The North Shore’s mall and Make It Better aim to raise thousands of dollars through the sale of gift packages generously donated by Northbrook Court retailers, restaurants and businesses. Gift items range from restaurant and movie gift cards to jewelry and cooking classes. All of the gift packages are featured in the April issue of Make It Better magazine as well as online at www.makeitbetter.net/beCause. Prices range from $75-$225.
Additionally, one lucky woman will receive the signature gift valued at $7,500. It includes round-trip airfare for two to New York City, a two-night hotel stay, lunch at Fred’s at Barney’s New York and two $1,500 shopping sprees at the VIP Stuart Weitzman showroom – one for Mom and one for her guest.
In addition to pampering mom, purchases from “celebrate mom beCause” will benefit two local charities, making these gifts truly keep on giving. Proceeds will provide financial assistance to FORCE, the only nonprofit in the country devoted to improving the lives of those affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, and Glenkirk, an organization that offers support and services for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
“FORCE was founded on the principle that no one should face hereditary cancer alone,” Sue Friedman, executive director of the organization said in the release. “Every donation from area residents through Northbrook Court and Make It Better will make a difference and help equip cancer patients and their families with resources, information and strength.”