The “Buy 1 & We’ll Give 1” program, aimed to drive a donation of 50,000 new coats, will take place from October 27 through November 2
NEW YORK, 2015-10-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s (NYSE:M) is pleased to announce the return of “Buy 1 & We’ll Give 1,” a coat donation program in partnership with anti-poverty organization Clothes4Souls. From Tuesday, Oct. 27 through Monday, Nov. 2, Macy’s will donate one coat, up to 50,000 coats, to Clothes4Souls, for every coat purchased in the men’s, women’s, juniors’ and children’s outerwear departments at Macy’s stores and on macys.com. The new, never-worn coats will be distributed nationwide starting in November. To help customers save while they give back, Macy’s will offer 30-50 percent off a large selection of outerwear during the campaign.
“Now in our third year and having donated nearly 100,000 coats, Macy’s is delighted to continue our program with Clothes4Souls for the upcoming winter season,” saidHolly Thomas, Macy’s group vice president of Media Relations and Cause Marketing. “With a comprehensive network of nonprofit partners, Clothes4Souls makes positive contributions every day to local communities where help is needed the most. With the support of our store associates and customers, we’re excited to aim for another 50,000 coats giveaway.”
Clothes4Souls is a division of Soles4Souls, a not-for-profit committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of clothing to individuals in poverty and victims of natural disasters. Clothes4Souls works with nonprofit partners such as homeless shelters, afterschool programs and relief organizations to provide clothes to those acrossthe United States and around the world.
“It’s such a privilege to be working with Macy’s for the third year in a row,” said Buddy Teaster, CEO of Soles4Souls. “Over the past two years, we have put coats into the hands of people who need them most. All across America, folks will be better able to weather the brutal cold, which is critical when traveling to work and school. Macy’s and its customers understand the power they have to make a difference and we couldn’t be happier to be a partner in this work.”
As part of the campaign, coats donated average in retail price from $40 to $100. To participate in “Buy 1 & We’ll Give 1” and view this year’s outerwear assortment, visit macys.com.
Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 775 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, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California — are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $69 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.
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Clothes4Souls, a division of Soles4Souls is committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of clothing. The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used clothing from individuals, schools, faith based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Clothes4Souls is committed to the highest standards of operating and governance. Please visit www.clothes4souls.org for more information.
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