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December 23, 2019

Macy’s Raises $1 Million for Make-A-Wish on National Believe Day

Macy’s Raises $1 Million for Make-A-Wish on National Believe Day

On Dec. 6, Macy’s celebrated National Believe Day and delivered one of the greatest gifts across the country – the gift of hope. For the past 12 years, we’ve partnered with Make-A-Wish for our annual Believe campaign, helping make wishes come true for children with critical illnesses. This year was our most successful National Believe Day to date. We exceeded our goal and collected 1,348,107 letters in one day to raise $1 million for Make-A-Wish. That’s in addition to the $1 million we’ve committed for letters collected through December 24. Let’s look at the stories behind the grassroots efforts in our local stores, offices and communities that made the incredible gift of this day possible.

Our Believe letter-writing campaign captures the holiday spirit by asking the community to write their letters to Santa to help Make-A-Wish grant wishes for children with critical illnesses. On National Believe Day, we doubled our donation to Make-A-Wish, pledging $2 for each letter collected, up to an additional $1 million, above the existing $1 million campaign goal.

“Each year, we’re in awe of the outpouring of support for the Macy’s Believe campaign on National Believe Day,” said Sam Di Scipio, Macy’s senior director of corporate communications, giving and volunteerism. “It’s a remarkable day as communities across the country and customers of all ages work together to help Macy’s raise another $1 million for Make-A-Wish in one single day. Just imagine how many wishes that grants and how many smiles it will bring to children battling critical illnesses.”

Macy’s Herald Square | Carson Lueders Performance

Macy’s Herald Square and Make-A-Wish Metro New York welcomed guests to a special performance by Def Jam recording artist and YouTuber, Carson Lueders. After singing his four hit songs, Lueders chatted with fans and joined Make-A-Wish families at the store to write letters to Santa.

Macy’s Mall of America | Minnesota Vikings Player

Macy’s Mall of America and Make-A-Wish Minnesota welcomed Vikings safety Anthony Harris for an in-store tailgate party with 9-year-old Make-A-Wish kid, Anthony. Anthony’s wish to be a Vikings player will be granted on December 28. In preparation for his wish, Harris helped him pick out his gameday gear as part of the National Believe Day celebration.

Macy’s Orlando Millenia | Santa Girl, Brooklynn Prince

Macy’s Millenia and Make-A-Wish Central & Northern Florida hosted The Florida Project’s Brooklynn Prince for an afternoon of letter writing and crafts. She stars in Macy’s holiday TV spot “Santa Girl” as Virginia, a little girl who aspires to be Santa and whose generous spirit inspires everyone to believe in the wonder of the holidays.

In celebration of National Believe Day, our stores hosted letter-writing events across the country, including Macy’s stores in Arizona, California, Florida, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Dakota, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Puerto Rico. Here are some highlights from the special letter-writing parties Macy’s stores hosted to help Macy’s reach its extra $1 million goal on National Believe Day and bring this day to life across America.

Macy’s Biltmore Fashion Park | NFL Player Zack Moore

Macy’s Biltmore Fashion Park and Make-A-Wish America hosted a letter-writing event in-store featuring NFL player Zach Moore. Madeleine, a former wish kid who is currently interning at Make-A-Wish Arizona, local Make-A-Wish America and Macy’s colleagues joined Moore for the event. The day featured performances from the Phoenix Metropolitan Men’s Chorus and arts and crafts. Local elementary schools also proudly dropped off their letters they collected throughout the campaign.

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