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Macy’s Hosts Ninth Annual “Shop For A Cause” Today, August 23 and Customers Save Storewide

Aug 23, 2014 07:38AM ● By Brenna McGowan
Macy’s and March of Dimes invites customers to participate in its ninth annual national "Shop For A Cause" charity event today, Saturday, August 23.

Macy’s “Shop For A Cause” is a unique,  one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities’ fundraising efforts. Since 2006, the program has helped raise more than $44 million for thousands of charities across the country.Macy’s has designated March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit organization in support of pregnancy and baby health, as its national beneficiary of all proceeds of sales of “Shop For A Cause” savings passes in Macy’s stores and on on August 23.
"Macy's is committed to giving back, nationally and to our local communities," said Martine Reardon, Macy's chief marketing officer. "For the last eight years, Macy's Shop For A Cause program has provided our customers and associates the opportunity to show  their support and give back to their local community organizations while enjoying great savings at Macy's. We are honored to partner with March of Dimes as our national in-store beneficiary and to offer our customers an easy and convenient way to make a positive  difference in the lives of others."
Customers can also shop online at, as passes purchased there on August 23 will also benefit the March of Dimes.
“Macy’s support has been critical in helping us provide moms and families with access to prenatal education programs important to improving baby health,” said Meri-Margaret Deoudes, vice president of strategic alliances and cause marketing for the March  of Dimes. “Shop For A Cause demonstrates Macy’s corporate responsibility and support for communities, volunteers, and families across the country.”
March of Dimes is the leading non-profit organization for pregnancy and baby health, working to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. By purchasing a shopping pass in store or online at  on August 23; customers can support the work of the March of Dimes while enjoying a day of spectacular discounts, entertainment and special events at Macy’s.
In addition to March of Dimes, more than 4,000 local charities have signed up to participate this year. By purchasing $5 “Shop For A Cause” savings passes from these organizations, customers will be supporting their favorite local cause and will receive  25 percent off on regular, sale and clearance merchandise, as well as 10 percent off electrics, electronics, watches, furniture, mattresses and area rugs all day Saturday, August 23. Exclusions apply, see savings pass or visit /shopforacause for details.  Customers also are eligible to win a $500 gift card.
Each participating nonprofit organization will keep 100 percent of every savings pass it sells. For a list of participating organizations, please visit
For more information about Macy’s Shop For A Cause, visit
The March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have  benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. For the latest resources and health information, visit their websites and

Post information courtesy of the March of Dimes. Picture courtesy of Macy's.

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