Macy's Hosts Sixth Annual Shop For A Cause
NEW YORK, Aug 19, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Macy's (NYSE:M) today announced its sixth annual Shop For A Cause charity shopping event, which has raised more than $38 million for local charities across the country since 2006. Macy's Shop For A Cause is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities' fundraising efforts. More than 8,000 charities across the country will be participating in the shopping event. This year's Shop For A Cause will take place at all Macy's stores and on macys.com on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, and also on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, in select stores only.
By purchasing a $5 shopping pass to the event, customers support their favorite causes and receive 25 percent off most regular, sale and clearance purchases in the store or online all day Saturday, Aug. 27. Plus, customers have the chance to win a $500 shopping spree. Some exclusions apply; see shopping pass for complete details. Each nonprofit organization participating in the shopping event will keep 100% of every ticket it sells.
"Macy's is committed to giving back to our local communities. Our annual Shop For A Cause program, which has raised more than $38 million for local and national charities in the past five years, is meaningful for us because it gives our customers and associates an opportunity to give back to the local charities, schools and non-profits that matter a great deal to them," said Martine Reardon, Macy's executive vice president of marketing. "We are proud to offer our customers an easy way to make a positive difference while enjoying great savings at Macy's."
Shop For A Cause passes sold at all Macy's stores beginning Aug. 20 through Aug. 27, 2011, and at macys.com on Aug. 27, 2011, will benefit the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health, is the exclusive national beneficiary of this year's event. Shopping passes are also available at the March of Dimes website at www.marchofdimes.com/shopforacause from now through Aug. 27, 2011.
"This sale provides great savings to families like ours who are always looking for a smart way to spend," said Nikki Fleming, mother of the March of Dimes 2011 national ambassador, Lauren Fleming. "Moms and dads are going to be shopping for school clothes and other necessities around this time and these savings passes show Macy's corporate responsibility to the community and their support for families."
Customers who want to purchase a ticket to benefit a specific nonprofit organization can look up participating charities on www.macys.com/shopforacause.
Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Macy's stores and macys.com offer 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(R) and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade(R), as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Building on a 150-year tradition, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities that make a difference in the lives of our customers.
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Holly Thomas, Macy's Media Relations, 646-429-5250
Julie Strider, Macy's Media Relations, 646-429-5213
Released August 19, 2011