Since the very first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® in 1924,
we’ve been dedicated to helping the entire Macy’s community.
Check out the different ways we’re continuing to create new
opportunities for the Parade to benefit people.
Since the very first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® in 1924, we’ve been dedicated to helping the entire Macy’s community. We’re continuing to create new opportunities for the Parade to benefit many people in even more ways.
Macy's Parade & Meals On Wheels
To spread even more holiday cheer last year, the Parade team partnered with Meals On Wheels to deliver Thanksgiving meals & big smiles to seniors in a one-of-a-kind, spectacular Parade-themed delivery truck, complete with clown volunteers.
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We donated tickets to 237 non-profit organizations in 2019 alone, that’s a total of 962 grandstand tickets!
We provided 500 Parade parkas, the blue & red jackets all Parade Officials wear on Parade day & to events like Rehearsals & Inflation Celebration, to our non-profit partners in New York City last year.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® is our single biggest volunteer event, with over 4,500 dedicated volunteers bringing the Parade to life each & every year.
In 2019 & 2021, we gave $10,000 grants to 16 different marching bands that performed in our Parade.
Beginning in 2020, the Macy’s Parade team produced over 10,000 disposable face shields for local hospitals.
Student Musician Scholarship
Established in 2003 by Macy’s & The Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation, The Bob Hope Band Scholarship awards $20,000 to an exemplary student musician from a participating marching band.
We work with local schools to visit the Parade Studio for an educational & fun-filled day touring the studio to learn about the engineering behind the Parade. We’ve also created Parade 101, an online resource with educational videos & worksheets.
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