For the 11th year, Macy’s helps local
charities raise funds and awareness for their organization through
national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Macy’s (NYSE:M) is calling on all charities to participate in its 11th
annual national “Shop For A Cause” program – a unique shopping event
dedicated to supporting local nonprofit organizations’ fundraising
efforts. Formerly a one-day initiative, this year Macy’s has extended
“Shop For A Cause” to a weekend-long event beginning Friday, Aug. 26
through Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. Charities are invited to sign up now at
macys.com/shopforacause. Since 2006, the program has helped raise tens
of millions of dollars for charities throughout the country, and more
than 5,000 charities signed up to participate last year.
“At Macy’s, we believe in supporting the communities where our customers
and associates live and work,” said Holly Thomas, Macy’s group vice
president of cause marketing. “That is why we are so proud of Shop For A
Cause, which has helped raise tens of millions of dollars for charitable
organizations since 2006. With this year’s extension to a weekend-long
event, we’re offering even more opportunity to support local and
national causes, and thanking our customers with special savings at
To qualify to participate, charitable organizations must have a 501(c) 3
or other recognized tax-exempt status. To apply, qualified charities
should log onto macys.com/shopforacause and submit their application
online. Macy’s will provide participating organizations with shopping
passes to sell for $5 each, and the organization will keep 100 percent
of the proceeds for every shopping pass that it sells.
Customers can purchase a $5 Shop For A Cause savings pass from their
favorite participating charity, then use the pass in any Macy’s store
location all weekend from Friday, Aug. 26 through Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016,
and enjoy spectacular discounts.
From Aug. 15 through Aug. 28, 2016, customers will be invited to give $5
to the March of Dimes®, the nation’s leading nonprofit for
pregnancy and baby health, at any Macy’s register and receive a shopping
pass valid for special discounts all-day on most regular, sale and
clearance purchases (some exclusions apply) on Aug. 26 through Aug. 28.
Online customers may participate, too, on macys.com on Aug. 26-28.
For more information or to search for participating local charities,
Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers
fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 734
locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam,
as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international
destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its
stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers
distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive
and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic
events as Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day
Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower
shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores — including
Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State
Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in
southern California — are known internationally and are leading
destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition,
and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps
strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving
more than $69 million each year to help make a difference in the lives
of our customers.
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