Employee Volunteerism

Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stand out as organizations committed to their communities. That belief is put into action through our award-winning employee volunteer program, Partners in Time.

In 2015, nearly 35,000 participants joined in more than 3,700 community projects, totaling more than 168,000 volunteer hours.

Since the program’s inception, volunteers have given more than 2.5 million hours of community service. That’s valued at more than $47 million to the thousands of charities who have benefited in the past 26 years.

Founded in 1989, Partners in Time won the President’s Volunteer Action Award citation in its first year and began to roll out to every city Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s called home. Partners in Time celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2014 and its mission has been unwavering during those years: sharing our time, our magic, to make a difference. Throughout its 26 years, Partners in Time has continued to be recognized nationally – receiving the Points of Light/Hands On Network’s “Award for Excellence in Workplace Volunteerism,” among other honors.

In addition to benefitting our communities, Partners in Time is also a great benefit to our associates, who share pride in working for a company that cares. Partners in Time provides service opportunities that build teams, promote collaboration and develop leadership skills.

Today, Partners in Time is focused on the issue of hunger as well as on the company’s philanthropic focus areas – arts and culture, education, HIV/AIDS, and women’s issues.

Partners in Time