Macy’s at Town Center selects Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County as its ‘Charity of Choice’


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If you are doing any back-to-school shopping at Macy’s you can round up your transaction to the nearest dollar to help support Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County.

From Aug. 1-15, shoppers at Boca Raton Town Center and Macy’s Boca Raton Furniture stores will have the opportunity to “Make Good Cents” by voluntarily rounding up their purchase to the nearest dollar, up to 99 cents.

Selected by Macy’s in Boca Raton as its local beneficiary for the brand’s national “2018 The Big Give Back – Make Good Cents for Your Community” round-up donation campaign, Habitat brings people together to build affordable homes, community and hope in the cities of the Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach.

Money raised will support the Habitat “Fund for Humanity” program that helps hard-working, low income families in the South Palm Beach County community who have been unable to get ahead by qualifying for traditional bank mortgages.

According to the Vice President Store Manager at Macy’s Town Center Jackie Luksteid, “Every little bit of change donated by Macy’s shoppers will collectively make a major impact in our South County community. Macy’s, Inc. strongly believes in giving back to our community through various fundraising efforts like our annual ‘round-up’ campaign. Together, with the help of our colleagues and customers, Macy’s is committed to making life shine brighter in our community.”

Last year, the total amount of annual funds donated by Macy’s colleagues and customers to various initiatives was more than $52 million.

“The power of a national retail brand such as Macy’s supporting a local affiliate of a leading nonprofit global brand as Habitat for Humanity exponentially increases awareness and drives a resonating give back dynamic within a community,” Habitat Vice President and Chief Development Officer Kari Oeltjen said. “It is with great gratitude that together — through this opportunity — that Macy’s, its shoppers and we at Habitat will enrich lives and communities, one home, one family at a time.”