BUY for RISE returns this week, offering deep discounts for a good cause

Buy For Rise

The University of Alabama’s RISE Center is hosting its annual BUY for RISE fundraiser this week, featuring shopping bargains from dozens of local retailers on all kinds of items.

Local retailers include Effie’s, JnJ, Lou and Co., Bossi, McStitches Embellished Goods, Woods and Water, Confetti Interiors, Hudson Poole Fine Jewelers, Part Two, The Locker Room, Kyle Fine Stationery and more.

The RISE Center is located at 600 Johnny Stallings Drive.

“The Tuscaloosa community and merchants so generously donate to this fundraiser each year and help make it a successful event,” said RISE Center Assistant Director Bailey Chambers. “The funds raised from BUY for RISE help ensure children with special needs receive services at no cost to the family.”

Events begin with a preview party Oct. 29 from 5 to 9 p.m., where attendees can purchase items at up to 75% off the lowest marked prices, and get food from Hoo’s Q and Pastor’s Kitchen. Silver tickets are available in advance for $25, which gets you in at 5 p.m. General admission tickets are available for $10 in advance or $15 at the door, and allow entrance at 6 p.m.

You can buy tickets at the RISE Center.

The general sale on Oct. 30 is from 8 to 11 a.m. and entrance is free. At the general sale, items will be discounted 90%.

BUY for RISE is the school’s second-largest fundraiser of the year and supports the school’s programs.


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