Volunteerism

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

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 Academy facilities.