Purchasing a coat at Macy’s means more, as we’re giving away up to 35,000 coats to those in need in our communities. We’re once again partnering with Clothes4Souls Oct. 25-30, so you can warm your heart while you warm yourself.
For every coat purchased in-store or online at macys.com in our women’s, men’s, juniors’ and kids’ outerwear departments from Oct. 25-30, Macy’s will donate one coat* – up to 35,000 – to Clothes4Souls, a not-for-profit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of clothing.
Thanks to the support of our customers and associates, Macy’s has donated more than $5.2 million worth of coats to help keep more than 130,000 warm since 2012. In December, Partners in Time volunteers in New York City; Atlanta; San Francisco and Nashville, will help distribute coats through men’s and women’s shelters in those cities.
“It’s such a privilege to be working with Macy’s for the fourth year in a row,” said Buddy Teaster, Soles4Souls President and CEO. “The fact that we have been able to put 130,000 coats into the hands of people who need them most is extraordinary. A new coat can help provide much needed warmth during the harsh winter months and can bridge the economic gap for thousands across America. Macy’s and its customers understand the power they have to make a difference and we couldn’t be happier to be a partner in this work.”
*Coats of our choice with an average retail value of $40 to $100
“Leading this initiative has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career,” said Susan Eskew, women’s coats buyer. “As a team, we volunteer at the Bowery Mission every December to distribute some of our coats to those in need – absolutely the best day of the year. There are so many special moments – once a woman broke down into sobs when she tried on a coat and we told her she was pretty. And many of the men say they will wear their coat to an interview or have something to sleep on at night. Not only are the recipients of our coats so grateful, but our customers have told us they love giving back, too,” she added. “Every year, whether the weather is warm or cold during this campaign, the response from our customers is amazing.”
Macy’s employee volunteerism program, Partners in Time, is 26 years old, but not one single year has been as transparent as 2016, thanks to Yammer!
GUEST WRITER: Sarah Rattan, Employee Giving and Volunteerism Manager
Each year in the New York City and Cincinnati central offices, Terry Lundgren, Macy’s chairman and CEO, convenes a “Breakfast Club” of cross-functional Millennial executives to share ideas. Breakfast Club networking events launched in New York City nearly 10 years ago and have included Live Healthy sports challenges; recently, they took on a Give Back element.
Through the Partners in Time annual Bag Hunger initiative, teams across the country came together this spring to feed children in need this summer, a time when school-based meals are not available and food pantry supplies run low.
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