Posted Monday, July 15, 2013
Macy’s helps charity raise funds and awareness locally for important cause
Edwards, CO. – (July 15, 2013) - Macy’s will partner with Can Do Multiple Sclerosis through its eighth annual national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event at stores nationwide on August 24, 2013. Customers can purchase shopping passes from Can Do MS now. Macy’s “Shop For A Cause” is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support charity fundraising efforts, and has helped raised more than $46 million for charities across the country since 2006.
“Over the past eight years, Macy’s annual ‘Shop For A Cause’ has raised more than $46 million for local and national charities, providing our associates and customers an opportunity to give back to those organizations that touch their hearts each and every day,” said Martine Reardon, Macy’s chief marketing officer. “Giving back is a key component of Macy’s culture. We are honored to offer our customers an easy and convenient way to make a positive difference in their communities and in the lives of others, while enjoying great savings at Macy’s.”
By purchasing a shopping pass from Can Do MS, customers support lifestyle empowerment programs for people living with MS and their support partners while enjoying a day of spectacular discounts, entertainment and special events at Macy’s. Pass holders will receive special discounts on most regular, sale and clearance purchases all day, but some exclusions apply.
Macy’s has provided Can Do MS with shopping passes to sell for $5 each. Can Do MS will keep 100 percent of every shopping pass it sells. The more Can Do MS sells, the more money it will raise!
“We are proud to join Macy's Shop For A Cause campaign this year. Your donations will help provide lifestyle empowerment programs for people with MS and their support partners with information and tools they need to live a better quality of life. Whether it's helping someone establish a lifestyle plan, creating individualized goals, addressing support partner issues, or receiving personalized care, Can Do MS is here to help people learn what is possible while living with MS,” said Heidi A. Heltzel, Can Do MS President and CEO.
For more information about Can Do MS’s partnership with Macy’s “Shop For A Cause,” or to purchase a shopping pass online, visit www.mscando.org/shopforacause.
Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy's offers 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® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy's flagship stores -- including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California -- are known internationally and leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers, employees and Macy's Foundation, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $70 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.
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About Can Do MS
A national nonprofit organization based in Edwards, Colorado, Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is an innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs that empower people with MS and their support partners to transform and improve their quality of life. For more information, visit the organization’s website at www.mscando.org or call 970-926-1290.
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