SOURCE: Party City

October 09, 2008 11:36 ET

Party City Devotes Portion of Busy Columbus Day Weekend Income to Denver Public Schools Foundation

Shoppers This Weekend Will Support DPS After-School, Enrichment and Leadership Programs

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - October 9, 2008) - Party City, the nation's largest party retailer, is supporting the Denver community this Columbus Day weekend by donating 10 percent of local store income to the Denver Public Schools Foundation. Denver residents shopping at Party City's Stapleton and South Parker store locations this Saturday, Oct. 11 through Monday, Oct. 13, will help support a wide range of Denver Public School programs that improve student achievement, such as after-school tutoring, enrichment programs, elementary science curriculum, principal leadership training and grant programs for individual schools.

"We are so grateful to Party City for their commitment to Denver's students," said Natalie Wilkins, communications director for the Denver Public Schools Foundation. "With their support, Party City is not only strengthening our schools, but our whole community."

Party City now has 11 stores across the Denver metro area where shoppers can find all of their Halloween celebration needs from an expansive selection of costumes for the entire family to decorations and trick-or-treat candy. In addition to the most comprehensive selection of seasonal merchandise and party supplies, Party City stores now feature Candy City, a one-stop shop for party sweets, Favor City, the party favor headquarters, and a Personalization Studio, providing on-site printing for customized stationery and banners, as well as a broad range of other personalized gifts and favors.

"This weekend, while shopping for Halloween costumes, decorations, and other party supplies, Party City patrons can also feel good about supporting the Denver Public Schools Foundation and local students," said Bill Furtkevic, Party City's vice president of marketing. "We continually seek opportunities to reach out to our customers and the communities in which we operate. Our partnership with DPS is just one of many ways Party City is getting involved and supporting the Denver community."

Participating Party City locations include:

South Parker Store
2350 South Parker Rd
Denver, CO 80231
(303) 696-6677

Stapleton Store
7757 East 36th Ave.
Denver, CO 80238
(303) 333-4424

About Party City

Party City is America's largest party goods chain. Party City currently has more than 500 company-owned and franchise stores in the United States and Puerto Rico. To learn more about Party City, call 1-800-477-4841 or visit the company's Web site at www.partycity.com.

About the Denver Public Schools Foundation

The DPS Foundation raises funds in support of The Denver Plan, the district's ambitious education reform plan to improve student achievement. The Foundation supports programs such as professional development for principals and teachers, improved curriculum and quality of instruction, after-school programs, and community partnerships. For more information, visit www.dpsfoundation.org.

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