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JERSEY GARDENS CONTRIBUTES OVER $140,000 IN 2009
March 31, 2010
In its continuing efforts to support the community, Jersey Gardens, New Jersey’s largest outlet mall, donated over $140,000 to local nonprofit organizations in 2009 through the following programs:
Garden of Hope recognizes local community organizations in their efforts to raise awareness and funds for their programs. Just a few of the participating organizations for 2009 included the Newspapers in Education Foundation, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, and the Children’s Specialized Hospital. Over $50,000 was donated to these organizations in 2009.
Through the 11th annual Magical Night of Giving program, participating nonprofits raised over $60,000 for their respective programs. Forty five organizations participated by selling tickets to the holiday shopping event. The event is a turnkey fundraiser for the organizations and allows them to retain 100 percent of their ticket sales. Jersey Gardens provides the entertainment, door prizes and store discounts.
Finally, Jersey Gardens offers local community groups a unique and easy fundraiser throughout the year. Nonprofit organizations such as schools, churches and charities sell Jersey Gardens License to Shop discount books and keep 100% of the proceeds. Throughout the year, over 50 local nonprofit organizations received the discount books, generating over $30,000 for their programs.
In addition, Jersey Gardens is an active supporter of New Jersey Blood Services with monthly blood drives at the mall. Jersey Gardens, with the help of its retailers and shoppers, donated over 700 units of blood in 2009.
About Jersey Gardens
Jersey Gardens, owned by Glimcher Realty Trust, features over 200 outlet and value stores including Off Fifth-Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Banana Republic Factory Store, The Gap Outlet, Kenneth Cole, and Abercrombie & Fitch Outlet. Open Monday - Saturday, 10a-9p; Sunday 11a-7p. Jersey Gardens is located at Exit 13A of the New Jersey Turnpike. For more information, please call (908) 436 3005 or visit our website at www.jerseygardens.com.
Glimcher Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust, is a recognized leader in the ownership, management, acquisition and development of malls, which includes enclosed regional malls and open-air lifestyle centers, as well as community centers. At December 31, 2009, the Company’s mall portfolio consisted of 21 operating properties with gross leasable area totaling approximately 19.1 million square feet and one development property, Scottsdale Quarter. The community center portfolio is comprised of four properties representing approximately 779,000 square feet. The Company’s portfolio of properties are located throughout 13 states.
Glimcher Realty Trust’s common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “GRT.” Glimcher Realty Trust’s Series F and Series G preferred shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols “GRT-F” and “GRT-G,” respectively. Glimcher Realty Trust is a component of both the Russell 2000® Index, representing small cap stocks, and the Russell 3000® Index, representing the broader market. Glimcher® is a registered trademark of Glimcher Realty Trust.
Crystal Stell, Marketing Director
(908) 436-3005, ext 8525
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