Macy’s helps local charity raise funds for its local diaper distribution program for underprivileged families

Riverdale, MD – May 9, 2015 – Macy’s and the Global Health and Education Projects (GHEP) 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 GHEP 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 GHEP with shopping passes to sell for $5 each. GHEP will keep 100 percent of every shopping pass it sells. The more shopping passes sold, the more money GHEP will raise!

By purchasing a shopping pass from GHEP, customers support GHEP 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.

“We are thrilled to have been selected by Macy’s to participate in this excellent opportunity for our supporters to shop for their best products in Macy’s while donating to our local programs. This year, GHEP will devote majority of the funds we raise from the program to our diaper distribution program which is touching many families in our communities,” said Dr. Romuladus E. Azuine, GHEP Executive Director.

For more information about Macy’s “Shop For A Cause,” visit

To purchase a shopping pass from GHEP, contact Romey Azuine, 301-254-1435 or email [email protected].

About Macy’s
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 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.

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About GHEP
GHEP is a US 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan, non-religious, charitable, educational, research, and development organization dedicated to eliminating inequalities in health and education among local communities in the USA and worldwide. GHEP addresses all aspects of educational and health inequalities affecting the most vulnerable individuals and populations in our communities, especially those that are historically known to experience inequalities in health and education outcomes, namely the poor, underserved, women, children, minorities, and new residents.  GHEP was founded by passionate and committed people from around the world like you who have deep personal experiences of health and education inequalities and who want to improve their communities.

For more information, please send a message to [email protected].