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 2016, Macy’s, Inc. contributed more than $2 million to charities across the country as a dollar-for-dollar match of our associates’ personal charitable contributions to nearly 2,400 individual nonprofit organizations.

United Way: More than 660 United Way chapters across the United States received contributions totaling nearly $10 million from Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s associates during 2016. Combined with more than $1.6 million in contributions from Macy’s, Inc., our total contribution to the United Way was about $11.6 million for 2016.

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.

Bag Hunger: Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s and its associates contributed food, donations and volunteer time equivalent to about $3.1 million in 2016 through our companywide Bag Hunger campaign to help reduce hunger in our local communities. The campaign focuses on alleviating summer hunger – a time when food pantry shelves are often bare and school meal programs are not offered.

In 2016, approximately 11 million pounds of food and equivalent monetary contributions were donated by our associates. 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, the Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s volunteer program, has provided the equivalent of about 129 million pounds of food to benefit families facing food insecurity throughout the country.

HELP USA and Mentoring USA: Bloomingdale’s has been a proud partner of both HELP USA and Mentoring USA since 1998 – supporting each organization through fundraising activities, employee volunteerism and direct donations. Bloomingdale’s employees are particularly active in donating goods and providing volunteer service to HELP USA, including during Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Since Mentoring USA’s inception, Bloomingdale’s mentors have volunteered their time to serve more than 1,000 children nationally and it remains Mentoring USA’s largest corporate partner. Together the partnership highlights the Bloomingdale’s belief that all children deserve an equal chance at success.

JDRF: Bloomingdale’s has partnered with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) since 2003, helping to fund vital research into the cause and treatment of juvenile diabetes. Many of these funds were raised through employee participation and their individual fundraising efforts as well as vendor support.

Child Mind Institute: Bloomingdale’s is the founding corporate partner of the Child Mind Institute and has been active in growing the organization over the past eight years. Since the partnership began, Bloomingdale’s has raised funds for the Child Mind Institute through sales of the Holiday Bear, marketing programs and events – part of a holistic integration into the Bloomingdale’s annual holiday campaign. Bloomingdale’s has not only helped to raise essential financial support for the Child Mind Institute, but also has provided the priceless gift of public awareness.