Macy’s has a long withstanding history of promoting shopping for a cause. This holiday season is no exception! The department store brand has two programs that help shoppers to accomplish their gift list while giving back to noble causes.
Macy’s and Make-A-Wish® are combining forces to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. For the 7th year, customers of all ages can bring their stamped letters to Santa to any Macy’s store and drop it in the red mailbox. Also, letters may be created online. For each letter received, Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish®, up to $1 million. It’s a way that kids (and adults) can give back without spending anything!
Also, customers can purchase the Yes, Virginia illustrated storybook or animated DVD (exclusively at select Macy’s stores and online). Ten percent of the purchase price of each book and DVD sold will be donated to Make-A-Wish®.
For more information on the Believe initiative, visit http://macys.com/believe.
Holiday 2014 Gifts That Give
Macy’s and Full Circle Exchange have partnered to empower artisans and their communities to overcome poverty through special design partnerships, business training, education, health care and sustainable economic opportunities. The Fair Trade Collection of handcrafted products makes change a possibility by helping to break the cycle of poverty.
Macy’s offers two exclusive programs: Rwanda Path to Peace and Heart of Haiti. From fair wages and HIV/AIDS care to the unwavering hope fostered by the weavers, the impact of the Rwanda Path To Peace initiative is no longer measured by individuals, but by entire communities.The Heart of Haiti initiative provides some of the first sustainable work after the January 2010 earthquake, enabling Haitians to make a living and support their families with dignity and purpose.
Gift collections include unique baskets, papier–mâché crafts, and recycled metal art. All artisans receive a portion of the price of each item sold.
Gifts range from $14 to $85. To learn more visit Macy’s online gift guide site.