Department store giant Macy’s is partnering with local charities to bring the sixth annual “Shop For A Cause” Day back to Richmond. The event, which has raised over $38 million for charities nationwide since its inception, is taking place Saturday, August 27.
The way Shop For A Cause Day works is simple. Customers can buy “shopping passes” from Senior Connections, which is the charity partnered with Macy’s to raise money. The $5 shopping passes can then be used by Macy’s customers to access deals and bargains all over the store. Meanwhile, Senior Connections keeps 100 percent of what they take in, making it a win-win situation for everyone involved.
“We applaud Macy’s for assisting older adults through an event that our entire community can support!” said Thelma Bland Watson, Executive Director of Senior Connections, in a press release. According to Watson, the money raised by the event will go to funding Senior Connection’s “Friendship Cafes,” which are scattered across the Richmond Metropolitan area. These Friendship Cafes provide older adults with a support system, giving them access to nutritional meals, social interaction, and activities to exercise their body and mind. There are currently 20 in Richmond, and all need your help to continue.
So, need to buy new clothes or accessories for the Fall? Why not do it for a good cause? You’ll save money and feel better about the money you spend!