Published On: Tue, Jul 31st, 2018

MACY’S AT TOWN CENTER AT BOCA RATON SELECTS HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF SOUTH PALM BEACH COUNTY (HFHSPBC) AS “CHARITY OF CHOICE” FOR IN-STORE “2018 THE BIG GIVE BACK – MAKE GOOD CENTS FOR YOUR COMMUNITY” FUNDRAISER LAUNCHING WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1

Through August 15, shoppers at Macy’s Town Center at Boca Raton can round up their transactions to the nearest dollar amount for donation to support HFHSPBC Partner Families

From August 1 through August 15, shoppers at Macy’s 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(s) to the nearest dollar, up to $.99 and donating the difference to Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County (HFHSPBC). 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, HFHSPBC brings people together to build affordable homes, community and hope in the cities of the Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Florida.

Left to Right Caroline Bruce, Barry Braconi, Lauren Russell, Andrea Putnam, Cynthia Torres ,Gregory Meyer Mine Yuksel, Kari Oeltjen, Jackie Luksteid, Randy Nobles, Bonnie Blankman, Rachael Silverman, Michael Arden Jessie Koladiya, Jessica Davis

One hundred percent of monies raised from this round-up promotion, made via the pin pad at every register, 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. By giving “a hand up, not a hand out”, HFHSPBC helps to break the challenging poverty cycle for families, while seeding sustainable community growth that begins with a stable home foundation for families and children.

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 was more than $52 million. (We have do not have the 2018 number to share as of yet.

“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,” HFHSPBC Vice President and Chief Development Officer Kari Oeltjen. “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.” She added that when Habitat homeowners earn their homes through sweat equity programs, qualifying for zero-interest mortgages and completion of Habitat’s financial literacy classes, it changes the trajectory of entire families for generations because they are the first in their family line to both achieve homeownership and be in a position to contribute back to their community.

For more information on HFHSPBC, contact HFHSPBC Vice President and Chief Development Officer
Kari Oeltjen at koeltjen@hfhboca.org or (561) 819-6070 or visit http://www.habitatsouthpalmbeach.org/.

Photos: Kaye Communications, Inc.

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