HIRE OUR HEROES PARTICIPATES IN MACY’S NINTH ANNUAL “SHOP FOR A CAUSE”
Macy’s helps Hire Our Heroes raise funds and awareness to help put transitioning veterans back to work.
LEESBURG, VA– (July 14, 2014) – Macy’s and Hire Our Heroes invite customers to participate in Macy’s ninth annual national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event on August 23, 2014. Macy’s “Shop For A Cause” is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities’ fundraising efforts, and has helped raise more than $44 million for charities across the country since 2006. Customers can participate in this year’s event by purchasing shopping passes from Hire Our Heroes now.
“Macy’s is committed to giving back, both 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 a unique opportunity to show their support and give back to their local community organizations, while also enjoying great savings at Macy’s.”
Macy’s has provided Hire Our Heroes with shopping passes to sell for $5 each. Hire Our Heroes will keep 100 percent of every
shopping pass it sells. The more shopping passes sold, the more money Hire Our Heroes will raise!
By purchasing a shopping pass from Hire Our Heroes, customers support their mission by helping to empower veterans with the knowledge, skills, and innovative tools necessary to secure employment, while enjoying a day of spectacular discounts, entertainment and special events at Macy’s. Pass holders will receive special discounts on most regular, sale and clearance purchases all day, but some exclusions apply.
Employment is probably the top priority after health during the transition from the battlefield to the home-front for veterans. There are over 1 Million current unemployed veterans and another 1 Million separating from the armed forces over the next 5 years, and we need to support them just as they have supported us and our country’s freedom, said Dan Caporale, Executive Director of Hire Our Heroes.
Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 800 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, Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California — are known internationally and 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 $70 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.
About Hire Our Heroes
*** Hire Our Heroes (HOH) is a nonprofit organization founded and operated by veterans. The mission of HOH is to empower veterans and employers with the knowledge, skills, and innovative tools necessary to optimize a strategic workforce. The motivation behind this effort is to create a national approach to reduce veteran unemployment by partnering with world-class organizations and people who share in our vision to offer veterans a cost-free, best-in-class, transition experience. HOH will secure opportunities for employment where our veteran population can cultivate their talents, traits, and attitudes. This initiative will provide employers an overall talent acquisition and retention strategy, to make veterans a part of their workforce and restore hope to our service members that their sacrifices to the nation are never forgotten. ***
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