Macy's Helps Make-a-Wish Grant Special "Wishes Across America" in Celebration of National Believe Day
CNN/Stylemagazine.com Newswire | 12/3/2013, 1:59 p.m.
On December 6, Emily receives a going away party in Houston
WHO/WHAT: Help celebrate the season of giving at Macy’s fifth annual National Believe Day. The heart of Macy’s “Believe” campaign in support of Make-A-Wish, National Believe Day aims to inspire Americans to spread the spirit of generosity throughout the holiday season.
In Houston, 6-year-old Emily’s wish to go swimming with the dolphins will be celebrated with a going-away party on December 6. Emily, who has been diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, will spend the morning at Macy’s Galleria Hildago. Don’t miss her arrive at the store where she will be escorted by her parents and met by Macy’s associates in grand fashion as her wish comes true.
In celebration of National Believe Day, on Friday, Dec. 6 only, for every letter received in-store, Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish, up to $1 million, above the existing $1 million goal. This new element of Macy’s Believe program has the potential to make National Believe Day a million-dollar day, and help generate up to $2 million in total for Make-A-Wish during this year’s campaign.
WHEN: Friday, December 6, 2013 at 9:45 a.m.
WHERE: MACY’S The Galleria Hildago
5135 West Alabama
Houston, TX 77056
MORE: Macy’s “Believe” campaign invites children of all ages to mail their letters to Santa at their local Macy’s in the red Santa Mail letterbox. For every letter mailed, Macy’s will donate $1, up to $1 million, to Make-A-Wish.
In addition to Emily’s wish in Houston, Macy’s will help Make-A-Wish grant more than fifty special wishes across the country to create a day of “Wishes Across America” for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M), 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.
Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Based in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 38 minutes. It has granted more than 240,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; nearly 14,000 in 2013 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at wish.org to learn more.