The deep commitment of the Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s organizations to their communities
is demonstrated through our Partners in Time employee volunteer program.
Partners In Time:
In 2016, more than 39,000 associates participated in more than
3,500 community projects, totaling nearly 180,000 volunteer hours.
Since the program’s inception 28 years ago, our associates have given
nearly 2.7 million hours of community service to thousands of charities
for a total value of nearly $51 million.
Founded in 1989 and recognized nationally as best-in-class, our associate volunteer program,
Partners in Time, won The President’s Volunteer Action Award citation in its first year. Today
we’ve expanded the program to every city Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s call home. 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
Annual Give Back Day:
One of the signature Partners
in Time events is the annual Give Back Day when associate
volunteers from Macy’s stores and business functions
come together to positively impact the communities in the
company’s New York City and Cincinnati headquarters and
other cities. In 2016, more than 400 associates in New York
City and about 200 in Cincinnati participated.
Bloomingdale’s MLK Day of Service:
Bloomingdale’s participated in “A Day On ... Not a Day Off” when central
office volunteers honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with their
first MLK Day of Service. The teams worked both on-site
and off-site with three community partners. Volunteers made
literacy kits for the United Way, created holiday cards for City
Meals on Wheels and also cleaned and painted at two LaSalle