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Nonprofit Family Christian donates all profits to Christian causes Print Email
Written by Eric Tiansay   
Thursday, 29 August 2013 10:10 AM America/New_York

Family Christian Stores recently transitioned from a for-profit operation to a nonprofit, pledging to donate 100% of its profits to Christian organizations and causes.

"Family Christian and our customers have always been extremely generous," said Cliff Bartow, Family Christian's president and CEO. "For example, in the last year alone, together we've helped sponsor 40,000 children and donated $1.4 million to care for widows and orphans. Now we are able to give even more by donating 100% of the profits from our customers' purchases at Family Christian to fund Christian work around the world."

In November 2012, the nation's largest Christian retail chain was acquired by three Atlanta-area businessmen who wanted to transform the business to increase Christian generosity. Last December, Family was granted 501(c)3 status, officially changing the company to a nonprofit.

"This is an exciting time to be a Family Christian customer," Bartow said. "While they will continue to enjoy a wide variety of quality products, good value and exceptional service they've come to expect from us, they'll have the added benefit of knowing that every time they shop, they are helping someone in need."

Founded in 1932, the chain has nearly 280 stores and about 4,000 people in 36 states.