Blacksburg Bagels donate weeks worth of sales to local charities

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) Blacksburg Bagels is giving back to the community in a big way. Owner Pete Macedo decided to donate an entire week of sales to local charities.

Macedo said its important to give back to the community that helps to support them. He asked his employees which charities they were most passionate about, and then donated money to them.

In all, more than $3,000 was donated to charities in the area, ranging from a domestic violence shelter to the local humane society.

Macedo said giving back to those in the area is important to them.

"This is also a way to say thank you to them. We are privileged to do this," he said. "It's not easy work but it would be impossible if we didn't have the support of the community."

Macedo said other businesses have contacted him saying they wanted to do the same thing. He said they plan to do another donation to charities in the future.