Our Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s associates bring our core value of giving back to life every day
through their generous support of nonprofit organizations through monetary contributions,
time and leadership.
Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and our associates contributed food, donations and
volunteer time valued at $3.1 million in 2016 through our companywide Bag
Hunger campaign. This campaign helps to reduce hunger in local communities
during the crucial summer months when school meal programs are not available.
In recognition of the commitment of our associates, 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.
“Our Second Harvest volunteer coordinator, Lorina Smith, served as the liaison with 13 local Macy’s
stores during the Bag Hunger campaign. ‘It’s great to see a company and their staff so driven to help’,
she said. ‘It’s impressive.’ … Since 2000, Second Harvest has received 4,800 donations totaling more
than $800,000 as a result of the Bag Hunger campaign. The impact of this support, not including
countless volunteer hours, has provided the equivalent of 2.4 million meals for the hungry in Orange
County. Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s employees can take pride in knowing their support means many
seniors are not forced to choose whether to pay for groceries or medication and children have gone to
bed with full tummies.”
– Vanessa Hugon, Development Coordinator, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County (CA)
Earning for Learning:
provides grants to schools where
Macy’s, Inc. associates and family members volunteer their time,
and in 2016, more than $20,000 and more than 2,700 hours of
service were donated.
Bloomingdale’s Supports JDRF:
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:
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: Through corporate and associate
giving, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s donated
$11.6 million in 2016.