August 15, 2011 // Franchising.com // Ann Arbor, MI – This year, Macy's is partnering up with Molly Maid's charitable cause, the Ms. Molly Foundation. Customers are invited to participate in Macy's sixth annual "Shop for a Cause" charity event that takes place August 27, 2011. Macy's "Shop for a Cause" is a unique one-day-only event created to support local charities' fundraising efforts. This event has helped raised more than $38 million for local and national charities across the country since 2006.
"Macy's is committed to giving back to our local communities," said Martine Reardon, Macy's Executive Vice President of Marketing. "Our annual "Shop for a Cause" event is meaningful for us because it gives our customers and associates an opportunity to give back to the local charities, schools and non-profits that matter a great deal to them. We are proud to offer our customers an easy way to make a positive difference while enjoying great savings at Macy's."
Macy's has provided the Ms. Molly Foundation with shopping passes to sell for $5 each. The organization will keep 100 percent of every ticket it sells. The more the Ms. Molly Foundation sells, the more money will be raised for the cause.
Customers can purchase tickets now from the Ms. Molly Foundation. By purchasing a shopping pass to the event, customers support victims of domestic violence while enjoying a day of spectacular discounts, entertainment, and special events. Pass holders will enjoy special discounts on most regular, sale and clearance purchases all day. To pay for your shopping pass by check, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Some exclusions apply and quantities are limited. (Please enter Macy's in the comments section of the order form).
"According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, nearly one in four women are affected by domestic violence in their lifetime," said Kristi Mailloux, president of Molly Maid, Inc. "That's why we have embraced this cause, and every year our fund-raising efforts support more than 100 domestic violence shelters across the country."
Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Macy's stores and macys.com offer 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. Building on a 150-year tradition, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities that make a difference in the lives of our customers.
Molly Maid, a leading residential cleaning service franchise with more than 5,000 signature navy and pink cars on the road, embraces raising awareness and support for victims of domestic violence as it's the nation's most underreported crime. As a trusted partner in customers' homes, the company is able to leave behind educational information on the issue as well as solicit for goods and monetary donations which help shelters support families in need. Molly Maid has also been the recipient of numerous awards for entrepreneurialism, software innovation and humanitarian causes, including the Ms. Molly Foundation, which has collected goods and over $1 million for safe houses and victims of domestic violence.