Macy’s is calling all charities, inviting them to participate in their eighth annual national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event. Shop For A Cause will take place on Aug. 24, but NPO sign-up begins now.
Macy’s Shop For A Cause is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities’ fundraising efforts that, since 2006, has helped raise more than $46 million for thousands of charities across the country. In 2012, more than 7,000 charities signed up to participate.
To qualify to participate in Shop For A Cause, charitable organizations must have a 501(c)3 or other recognized tax-exempt status. Macy’s will provide participating organizations with shopping passes to sell for $5 each and the organization will keep 100 percent of the proceeds for every shopping pass that it sells. The more shopping passes a group sells, the more money it will raise.
By purchasing a shopping pass from a participating charity, customers can support their favorite causes 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.
Participating charities may begin selling Shop For A Cause passes now. Shopping passes will also be sold at Macy’s stores from Aug. 14 through Aug. 24. To apply, qualified charitable organizations should log onto and apply online.
Online customers who would like to participate can purchase a pass at macys.com on Aug. 24 and enjoy the savings discount on their purchase that day. One hundred percent of the proceeds from passes purchased from Macy’s and on macys.com will benefit the March of Dimes®.
Customers who want to purchase a ticket to benefit specific nonprofit organizations can search for participating charities online and identify which of their favored causes are participating.