Employee Volunteerism Programs

Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stand out as organizations committed to their communities. That belief is put into action through our award-winning employee volunteer program, Partners in Time.

In 2016, more than 39,000 participants joined in nearly 3,500 community projects, totaling nearly 180,000 volunteer hours. Since the program’s inception, volunteers have given nearly 2.7 million hours of community service. That’s valued at nearly $51 million to the thousands of charities which have benefited from our service in the past 28 years.

Founded in 1989, Partners in Time won The President’s Volunteer Action Award citation in its first year and began to roll out to every city Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s called home. Partners in Time celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2014 and its mission has been unwavering during those years: sharing our time to make a difference. Throughout its 28 years, Partners in Time has continued to be recognized nationally – receiving the Points of Light /Hands On Network’s “Award for Excellence in Workplace Volunteerism,” among other honors.

In addition to benefiting our communities, Partners in Time benefits our associates, who share pride in working for a company that cares. Partners in Time provides service opportunities that build teams, promote collaboration and develop leadership skills. Today, Partners in Time is focused on the issue of hunger as well as on the company’s philanthropic focus areas – arts and culture, education, HIV/AIDS, and women’s issues.

Partners in Time