Our Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s colleagues bring our core value of giving back to life every day through their generous support of nonprofit organizations through monetary contributions, time and leadership.
Bag Hunger: Hunger and food insecurity affect 41 million Americans, including more than 13 million children. Each March through our Bag Hunger campaign, Macy’s, Inc., our colleagues, and our customers come together to alleviate hunger in our communities, providing year-round support to local food banks, including emergency food assistance programs and summer meals for children who typically rely on school meal programs. In 2017, the campaign’s 20th anniversary, Macy’s, inc. and our colleagues contributed food, donations and volunteer time valued at $2.7 million. Through our in-store round up program, Make Good Cents, our customers were able to join in on the efforts and contributed an additional $1.1 million toward the cause. In recognition of the commitment of our colleagues, Macy’s Corporate Giving grants totaling about $10,000 were awarded in the names of the top store and business departments to their chosen hunger-relief charities. Together, we contributed the equivalent of $3.8 million toward hunger relief through this campaign.
"As a single mother of 5 amazing boys that are now young adults, I know personally how summer break became a very challenging time for me. The boys were home often and of course ate more food. As a single parent I had to look to my local food bank to help supplement my pantry and provide nutritious food for my kids. Now as an executive PIT champion, hunger-based programs are very special to me. I want to be that person in the community who champions hunger-based programs and encourages others to give. As a family we go to soup kitchens and we serve our community. We understand that there are many people in our community that have need, even those we work or go to school with daily. I am proud to work for a company that is focused on our community."
Earning for Learning: This initiative provides grants to schools where Macy’s, Inc. colleagues and family members volunteer their time, and in 2017, more than $13,000 and more than 1,027 hours of service were donated.
Bloomingdale’s Supports JDRF: Bloomingdale’s has partnered with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) since 2003, helping to fund vital research on the cause and treatment of juvenile diabetes.
HELP USA and Mentoring USA: As the largest corporate partner to Mentoring USA, Bloomingdale’s has helped this organization to fulfill its mission to give all children an equal chance at success.
United Way: Improving lives begins with empowered communities. In 2017, Macy's Inc. employees donated almost $8.5 million to support more than 560 United Way chapters and other charities around the U.S. Along with $1.6 million from Macy's Inc., our contributions totaled more than $10 million.
Matching Gifts: In 2017, Macy's Colleagues generously donated $877,000 to non-profits through Macy's Matching Gifts, When matched through Macy's, Inc., this reaches $1.75M to benefit more than 1,200 non-profits in communities across the U.S. Together, we are helping to Make Life Shine Brighter for our customer, colleagues and communities.