Associate Giving

Associates of Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s are extremely generous in their support of nonprofit organizations – with both monetary contributions and gifts of their time and leadership. They make our “give back” value come alive every day.

Macy’s, Inc. Matching Gifts: In 2015, Macy’s, Inc. contributed more than $4 million to charities across the country as a dollar-for-dollar match of our associates’ personal charitable contributions to more than 3,400 individual nonprofit organizations.

United Way: More than 700 United Way chapters across the United States received contributions totaling more than $10.7 million from Macy’s, Inc. associates during 2015. Combined with nearly $2.4 million in contributions from Macy’s, Inc., our total contribution to the United Way was approximately $13 million for 2015.

Our associates across the country work diligently to support their local communities through projects for the United Way, volunteering for high-impact projects that foster change. Whether it’s through our Give Back Day projects held during the annual campaign – where associates tackle large-scale community projects – or by creating fun, interesting fundraising events in local communities, our associates work as a team to support the United Way.

Earning for Learning: Earning for Learning (EFL) is the initiative that provides $250 grants per semester to schools where Macy’s, Inc. associates, their families or retirees volunteer their time for education activities such as tutoring and mentoring. In 2015, Macy’s, Inc. awarded 74 grants totaling more than $22,000 through the EFL program, and EFL volunteers gave more than 3,600 hours of service to their local schools.

Bag Hunger: Macy’s, Inc. and its associates contributed food, donations, and volunteer time equivalent to $3 million in 2016 to our companywide Bag Hunger campaign. The campaign focuses on alleviating summer hunger in our local communities – a time when food pantry shelves are often bare and school meal programs are not offered.

In 2016, Macy’s, Inc. and its associates gave food, monetary contributions, and volunteer time equivalent to more than 12 million pounds of food. Across the country, our associates volunteered to pack food at pantry warehouses, assemble box lunches for hunger-relief agencies, and serve meals at soup kitchens.

Since 1998, Partners in Time, Macy’s, Inc. volunteer program, has provided the equivalent of nearly 112 million pounds of food, including volunteer service, to benefit families facing food insecurity throughout the country.

JDRF: Led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tony Spring, Bloomingdale’s has raised millions of dollars for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation through auctions, walks and other events.

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