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Macy’s Reprises National Coat Donation Program to Support Clothes4SoulsTM

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Macy’s, in partnership with anti-poverty organization Clothes4Souls, announced today an increased commitment for its “Buy 1 & We’ll Give 1″ coat program that first launched in 2013. From now through Sunday, Oct. 26, Macy’s will donate one coat, up to 50,000 coats, to Clothes4Souls, for every coat purchased in the men’s, women’s, juniors’ and children’s outerwear departments in Macy’s stores and on macys.com. To help customers save while they give this season, Macy’s will offer 30-50 percent off a large selection of men’s, women’s and children’s coats during the campaign.

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Macy’s partners with Clothes4Souls for “Buy 1 & We’ll Give 1″ coat donation program, Oct. 21 through Oct. 26. (Photo: Business Wire)

“With the support of Macy’s customers, we were able to meet our goal of donating 30,000 much-needed coats last year,” said Holly Thomas, Macy’s group vice president of media relations and cause marketing. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Clothes4Souls by increasing our commitment to 50,000 coats to help the men, women and children in our local communities stay warm this holiday season. We know Macy’s customers and associates will be excited to continue giving back to this worthy cause.”

“Macy’s has a long history of making a difference,” said Buddy Teaster, CEO of Soles4Souls. “The second year of working with them means that another 50,000 people all across the United States will be able to get through winter with a warm coat. It takes a great partner to care for those in need and Macy’s is providing incredibly valuable coats at exactly the right time. For Clothes4Souls, this is one of our favorite partnerships of the year.”

Clothes4Souls is a division of Soles4Souls Inc., an international not-for-profit dedicated to fighting poverty and suffering through the distribution of clothing that it collects from manufacturers, designers, retailers and individuals. Clothes4Souls has donated millions of articles of clothing throughout the United States in partnership with hundreds of local service and relief agencies. As part of Macy’s “Buy 1 & We’ll Give 1″ program, coats donated will average in retail price from $40 to $100 each. For every coat purchased during the promotion period, one coat will be donated to our local communities.

About Macy’s
Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) , 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 macys.com. 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(R) and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade(R), 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 Clothes4Souls
Clothes4Souls, a division of Soles4Souls is a global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty. The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used clothing from individuals, schools, faith based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Clothes4Souls is committed to the highest standards of operating and governance. Please visit www.clothes4souls.org for more information.

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