The Faithful Shopper: Giving Thanks

The power at long final has returned for most of the metro space, but for far too many of us, the effects of Superstorm Sandy will stay for months and years, as total neighborhoods search to rebuild. I am joyful to report that the retail business stepped up and quickly started helping these who have had their properties and lives damaged by this natural catastrophe. A few of these are boutiques that recurrently give to charity and made special donations to hurricane relief efforts. Others are bigger firms with shops in our area which have made donations of more than $1 million to the American Red Cross (as of November 6) for Sandy relief, and clearly benefit our loyalty.

Loving Boutiques

Macy’s – Multiple areas
The World’s Best Department Store has established a matching fund for donations made through its webpage or in-store through November 30. Macy’s will match each dollar donated up to a maximum of $500,000. If the goal is reached, at least $1 million might be donated to the American Red Cross.

Bloomingdale’s – one thousand Third Avenue
Macy’s sister store is focusing on water, donating 250,000 bottles through its partnerships with numerous organizations. Donate $1 or more at its stores or web sites, and double the donation!

Alexis Bittar – 353 Bleecker Avenue – 1100 Madison Avenue – 465 Broome Road – 410 Columbus Avenue (Coming Quickly)
5 % of gross sales by November 10 have been donated to native area relief organizations.

Salvatore Ferragamo – 655 Fifth Avenue
A portion of the sales from November 2 through November 4 were donated to the American Crimson Cross Hurricane Relief Efforts.

Barneys New York – 660 Madison Avenue
Ten % of all sales on November 4 had been donated to the American Pink Cross, with a minimal donation of $50,000.

Reformation – 156 Ludlow Road – 23 Howard Road
Ten p.c of all sales through November 8 were donated to the Red Cross.

Victoria’s Secret – A number of areas
Victoria’s Secret holds its vogue show at New York Military Nationwide Guard’s 69th Infantry Regiment armory. When the storm hit, the trend retailer powered up the eight generators it had on site, powering the building serving to our Nationwide Guard to help others in want.

Lord & Taylor – 424 Fifth Avenue
The store will donate $1 to the brand new York Purple Cross for every one who “likes” its Facebook web page by means of Christmas.

Massive Firms, Big Hearts

Ahold USA (parent of Stop & Shop) – Multiple places
In addition to donating a complete of $2.5 million by the shop, its guardian and their Our Household Foundation, Stop & Store Shops both in New York and New Jersey function drop-off points for canned and packaged foods, and are gathering money donations to meals banks.

Different million dollar or extra donations got here from: Coach; Costco Wholesale; Residence Depot; JCPenney; Kohl’s; Lowe’s; Ralph Lauren; Goal; TJX and Walmart. Many of these retailers have links to charitable organizations on their web sites that will can help you contribute, too. Many more retailers even have these links on their websites.

Many news studies indicate that what is required now’s cash in order that companies can purchase what is required as domestically as possible. Please consider the following:

American Red Cross

Neighborhood Food Bank of recent Jersey

Food Bank for Westchester

Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund

Island Harvest, A Food Financial institution for Long Island

Whoa, There

Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City

The Salvation Military

Save the Kids
Yes, this group extra usually thought of as working in the third world is right here serving to kids within the shelters in New York and New Jersey.

St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters

This is just a partial checklist of those that helped and are continuing to help our region get better. I firmly believe that no city on the planet is extra open-hearted than New York, and this time our generosity helps our household, our pals our neighbors. Please give what you possibly can, and help those companies whose donations of goods, space, money and time are helping the needy literally in our personal group.
Thank you.

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