Macy’s Hosts Fourth Annual Shop For A Cause Day

Style News Wire | 9/14/2009, 5:45 p.m.
Macy’s today announced it’s fourth Annual “Shop For a Cause” charity shopping event, which has raised nearly $28 million for ...

“This is an incredibly special way for us to support important causes and celebrate our connections to our local communities,” said Betsy Zeino, Regional Director of Stores for Macy's South Central region. “Through this program, we have been able to raise $28 million for the local charities that matter most to our communities and customers. It is a compelling way to support charitable work across the country and will be particularly meaningful for our charity partners this year.”

Charities can register to participate in Macy’s Shop For A Cause by logging onto Customers wanting to purchase a ticket to benefit a specific non-profit organization can look up participating charities on

Macy’s donates shopping passes to participating charities in all of its markets across the country. The shopping passes are then sold by the charitable organizations for $5 each in the weeks leading up to the event. The organizations keep 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the shopping pass. Pass holders can redeem their passes at any Macy’s store or online at on October 17th to receive 20 percent off most men’s, women’s, kids and accessories merchandise, 10 percent off most home items, and 25 percent off a single item (exclusions apply, see actual pass for rules). Shopping passes are also sold at Macy’s stores through October 17, 2009, and at on October 17th, 2009. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of the pass benefits designated charitable organizations including Feeding America and local food banks.