Outlets at Anthem invites local Phoenix nonprofits of all varieties to participate in the center’s annual Shopping Extravaganza event scheduled for Oct. 3. Through this one-day philanthropic event, charities create awareness about their cause and raise funds for their organization.

Outlets at Anthem’s 11th annual Shopping Extravaganza is a one-day event where ticket holders can shop and receive exclusive discounts and offers, a free lunch, wine and chocolate tastings, and are eligible to win over $30,000 in gift card prizes in four hours. Over the past 10 years, the charitable event has distributed almost $300,000 to Phoenix organizations that have participated.

“We are grateful to all the organizations throughout the Valley that help the community. We created Shopping Extravaganza to help these nonprofits continue to help others,” said Sallyann Martinez, marketing director at Outlets at Anthem. “We’re confident our shoppers will continue to raise tens of thousands of dollars for these extraordinary organizations.”

Nonprofits that wish to participate in the event are asked to sell at least 100 tickets. For every $20 ticket that is sold, $15 will go back to the charity. Outlets at Anthem will provide all promotional materials and expertise to help organizations raise money and awareness to benefit their cause.

Organizations interested in participating must be a 501c3 designated group. There is no fee to become a charity partner. To submit an application, please visit www.outletsanthem.com/events. The deadline to submit an application is Monday, June 15.

The Outlets at Anthem’s annual Shopping Extravaganza event was created by Steve Craig, president of Craig Realty, in 2004 as a way to give back to the community by supporting local charities. In addition, it is a great way to kick-off to the holiday shopping season. Since its inception, it’s become a go-to charity shopping tradition for people throughout the Valley.

Outlets at Anthem was recently named 2015 Best of the Valley Outlet Shopping Center for the fourth consecutive year. The center offers pedestrian and pet-friendly open air shopping with top designer brands for men, women and children at amazing value. Outlets at Anthem shoppers can receive a free VIP Savings Card for additional discounts totaling over $600. Military and seniors can save 10 percent at a wide selection of stores. The center features many amenities including a food pavilion, free Wi-Fi services, flat screen TVs, a children’s play area, 300 covered parking spots, electric car charging stations and more. Outlets at Anthem is located in Phoenix off the 1-17, 15 minutes north of Loop 101, at the Anthem Way, exit 229.

For more information, visit www.outletsanthem.com or Facebook.com/OutletsatAnthem.