Giving Starts Now For Mall’s Giving Festival

Deadline is Oct. 13 for nonprofits to sign up to participate in Windward Mall’s 10th annual Festival of Giving, a weekend celebrating shoppers while benefiting charity to be held Nov. 8-10.

The event features discounts from mall vendors, free gifts with purchases, prize drawings, live entertainment and other exclusive offers for shoppers — but only for those who buy a $10 ticket.

That’s where nonprofit groups come in.

Any charitable organization with an IRS 501(c)(3) designation is eligible to sell tickets to the public and keep 100 percent of the proceeds. There is no limit as to how many each group can sell, but tickets will only be issued by request in sets of 200 or less.

Over the last decade, Festival of Giving has raised $750,000 for charity. Last year, 50 nonprofits earned a total $157,000 through the program.

Interested groups should visit to register, or contact Kristin Smith at 235-1143 or with questions.