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Shop for a Cause at Macy's on August 24

Macy’s in Waterford will partner with United Way of Southeastern Connecticut to invite customers to participate in Macy’s eighth Shop for a Causeannual national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event on August 24, 2013. Customers can purchase shopping passes from United Way of Southeastern Connecticut now. 

Macy’s “Shop For A Cause” is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities’ fundraising efforts, which has helped raised more than $46 million for charities across the country since 2006.

“Over the past eight years, Macy’s annual ‘Shop For A Cause’ has raised more than $46 million for local and national charities, providing our associates and customers an opportunity to give back to those organizations that touch their hearts each and every day,” said Martine Reardon, Macy’s chief marketing officer. “Giving back is a key component of Macy’s culture. We are honored to offer our customers an easy and convenient way to make a positive difference in their communities and in the lives of others, while enjoying great savings at Macy’s.”

Macy’s has provided United Way of Southeastern Connecticut with shopping passes to sell for $5 each. United Way of Southeastern Connecticut will keep 100% of every shopping pass it sells. The more United Way of Southeastern Connecticut sells, the more money it will raise!

By purchasing a shopping pass from United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, customers support United Way's focus areas of Community Wellness, Thriving Children, Basic Needs, and Promoting Independent lives for all 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.

“This is a generous and creative way to support the work of United Way and to align with our strong and trusted brand,” said Virginia L. Mason, President & CEO of United Way of Southeastern Connecticut. “I thank and applaud Macy’s for their commitment to advancing the common good in our community. They are a great example of a business that is taking action and Living United -- for United Way and the local economy.”

For more information about Macy’s “Shop For A Cause,” visit macys.com/shopforacause.

To purchase a shopping pass from United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, contact Stephanie Brown, 860-464-3319, Stephanie.brown@uwsect.org.