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Free Showing Of The Polar Express To Support Gifts For Kids

The 28th year of FOX8 Gifts for Kids, a holiday campaign that collects gifts for The Salvation Armies of the Piedmont Triad, is underway.  As part of this year’s Gifts for Kids campaign, North State is sponsoring a screening of the holiday classic film The Polar Express at the Carolina Theatre, located at 310 South Greene Street in downtown Greensboro on Saturday, November 26 at 7 p.m.   Admission to the movie is free, but contributions of new, unwrapped toys or money to Gifts for Kids are encouraged.

“Every toy or donation to FOX8 Gifts for Kids will enable The Salvation Army to help families in need,” said Captain Bobby Jackson, Commanding Officer for The Salvation Army of High Point.  “Help us make Christmas brighter for thousands of families in need right here in the Piedmont.”

In addition to taking toys to the movie screening, gifts can be dropped off at the FOX8 Studios at 2005 Francis Street in High Point until December 12. Gifts and monetary donations can also be taken to any Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse and North State locations in the Piedmont through December 11. The Salvation Armies will pick up the gifts collected from FOX8 and transport them to Salvation Army warehouses for distribution to local families in need. Anyone needing assistance should contact the local Salvation Army.

“The need to support local families during the holidays continues to increase every year.  In 2014, we raised $108,000 for Gifts for Kids and last year we raised almost $131,000.  We hope to collect even more money this year,” North State President and Chief Executive Officer Royster Tucker, III said.  “As a result of the generous support of people across the Piedmont Triad, Gifts for Kids provided Christmas gifts for more than 22,000 children in each of the past two years.”

FOX8 Gifts for Kids helps The Salvation Army’s serve more than 20,000 children in the Piedmont every Christmas. North State is proud to join FOX8 as a corporate sponsor of the program and Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse is the retail sponsor.

About North State

North State (OTC: NORSA, NORSB)  is a technology company focused on inspiring the Internet-driven lifestyle through high touch experiences. Its fiber-delivered, ultrafast Internet and Internet-driven applications enable residential customers and businesses to efficiently and securely take advantage of the Internet.  Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Data Chambers and Stalwart Systems, North State provides best-in-class data center colocation, customized cloud and IT solutions, managed disaster recovery services, managed security and unified communications. For more information, visit  northstate.net

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Scott Carpenter
336.722.9660 or scott@capturevalue.com

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