Macy’s is proud to announce the seventh annual “Buy a Coat and We’ll Donate One” campaign in partnership with nonprofit Clothes4Souls. From Wednesday, Oct. 9 to Monday, Oct. 14, Macy’s invites its customers to help those in need by purchasing a coat in the men’s, women’s, junior’s and children’s outerwear departments in-store and on macys.com. For every coat purchased, Macy’s will donate a brand new coat, up to 35,000 with an average retail value of $40-$100 each, to Clothes4Souls to provide warmth, hope and dignity to those in need this winter. Since 2013, Macy’s has donated $9.4 million in coats, helping more than 235,000 people. This year, Macy’s and Clothes4Souls will distribute coats in 25 communities near Macy’s stores and corporate office locations. Additionally, employee volunteers from Macy’s Partners in Time program will assist with sharing the warmth and distributing coats in their local areas all around the country.
“We’re proud that our customers love to give back as much as we do at Macy’s,” said Sam Harrison Di Scipio, Macy’s vice president of corporate communications, giving and volunteerism. “Through our long standing partnership with Clothes4Souls, we’ve been able to share the warmth with those in need for more than seven years. We’re grateful for the support of our customers, colleagues and vendors that have stood behind this important cause with us.”
Clothes4Souls, a division of the nonprofit Soles4Souls, creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of clothing around the world. Clothes4Souls works with nonprofit partners to distribute both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities.
“It really is the ‘most wonderful time of year,'” said Buddy Teaster, CEO of Clothes4Souls. “Together with the help of Macy’s, its vendors, and dozens of agencies around the country we have helped more than 200,000 people, who desperately need a winter coat to stay warm. We’re thankful to Macy’s for their continued partnership and helping people in need right here in the U.S.”
Coats donated through the program average in retail price from $40 to $100 and are generously donated from a variety of participating brands including: 32 Degrees, Calvin Klein, Celebrity Pink, DKNY, GUESS, Hawke & Co. Outfitter, Kensie, Laundry by Shelli Segal, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Michael Michael Kors, Nautica, Sebby Weatherproof.
For more information on “The Big Give Back: Buy a Coat and We’ll Donate One,” visit macys.com/macysgives.