Associate Giving

Our Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s associates bring our core value of giving back to life every day through their generous support of nonprofit organizations through monetary contributions, time and leadership.

Bag Hunger: Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and our associates contributed food, donations and volunteer time valued at $3.1 million in 2016 through our companywide Bag Hunger campaign. This campaign helps to reduce hunger in local communities during the crucial summer months when school meal programs are not available. In recognition of the commitment of our associates, Macy’s Corporate Giving grants totaling about $10,000 were awarded in the names of the top store and business departments to their chosen hunger-relief charities.

“Our Second Harvest volunteer coordinator, Lorina Smith, served as the liaison with 13 local Macy’s stores during the Bag Hunger campaign. ‘It’s great to see a company and their staff so driven to help’, she said. ‘It’s impressive.’ … Since 2000, Second Harvest has received 4,800 donations totaling more than $800,000 as a result of the Bag Hunger campaign. The impact of this support, not including countless volunteer hours, has provided the equivalent of 2.4 million meals for the hungry in Orange County. Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s employees can take pride in knowing their support means many seniors are not forced to choose whether to pay for groceries or medication and children have gone to bed with full tummies.” – Vanessa Hugon, Development Coordinator, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County (CA)

Earning for Learning: This initiative provides grants to schools where Macy’s, Inc. associates and family members volunteer their time, and in 2016, more than $20,000 and more than 2,700 hours of service were donated.

Bloomingdale’s Supports JDRF: Bloomingdale’s has partnered with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) since 2003, helping to fund vital research on the cause and treatment of juvenile diabetes.

HELP USA and Mentoring USA: As the largest corporate partner to Mentoring USA, Bloomingdale’s has helped this organization to fulfill its mission to give all children an equal chance at success.

United Way: Through corporate and associate giving, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s donated $11.6 million in 2016.