The Faithful Shopper: Giving Thanks
The ability at lengthy final has returned for most of the metro area, however for far too many people, the effects of Superstorm Sandy will remain for months and years, as entire neighborhoods seek to rebuild. I’m pleased to report that the retail trade stepped up and rapidly started helping those who’ve had their houses and lives broken by this pure catastrophe. A few of these are boutiques that repeatedly give to charity and made special donations to hurricane relief efforts. Others are bigger firms with stores in our space which have made donations of more than $1 million to the American Red Cross (as of November 6) for Sandy relief, and clearly merit our loyalty.
Macy’s – Multiple places
The World’s Greatest Department Retailer has established a matching fund for donations made by way of its web site or in-retailer by November 30. Macy’s will match each dollar donated as much as a most of $500,000. If the purpose is reached, no less than $1 million will likely be donated to the American Red Cross.
Bloomingdale’s – a thousand Third Avenue
Macy’s sister store is specializing in water, donating 250,000 bottles by way of its partnerships with various organizations. Donate $1 or extra at its shops or websites, and double the donation!
Alexis Bittar – 353 Bleecker Street – 1100 Madison Avenue – 465 Broome Road – 410 Columbus Avenue (Coming Quickly)
Five p.c of gross sales via November 10 were donated to local area relief organizations.
Salvatore Ferragamo – 655 Fifth Avenue
A portion of the sales from November 2 via November four had been donated to the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Efforts.
Barneys New York – 660 Madison Avenue
Ten percent of all gross sales on November 4 were donated to the American Pink Cross, with a minimum donation of $50,000.
Reformation – 156 Ludlow Street – 23 Howard Road
Ten p.c of all sales by way of November 8 have been donated to the Purple Cross.
Victoria’s Secret – A number of locations
Victoria’s ferragamo belt black hickory Secret holds its trend show at New York Army National Guard’s 69th Infantry Regiment armory. When the storm hit, the vogue retailer powered up the eight generators it had on site, powering the constructing serving to our Nationwide Guard to help others in want.
Lord & Taylor – 424 Fifth Avenue
The shop will donate $1 to the brand new York Purple Cross for every person who “likes” its Fb web page through Christmas.
Huge Corporations, Massive Hearts
Ahold USA (mum or dad of Stop & Shop) – A number of locations
In addition to donating a total of $2.5 million by means of the store, its mother or father and their Our Household Basis, Stop & Store Shops each in New York and New Jersey serve as drop-off points for canned and packaged foods, and are accumulating cash donations to meals banks.
Different million greenback or more donations came from: Coach; Costco Wholesale; Home Depot; JCPenney; Kohl’s; Lowe’s; Ralph Lauren; Target; TJX and Walmart. Many of those retailers have hyperlinks to charitable organizations on their websites that will permit you to contribute, too. Many more retailers even have these links on their sites.
Many news studies point out that what is needed now could be cash in order that agencies can buy what is required as regionally as potential. Please consider the next:
American Pink Cross
Neighborhood Food Bank of latest Jersey
Food Bank for Westchester
Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund
Island Harvest, A Food Bank for Long Island
Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York Metropolis
The Salvation Military
Save the Youngsters
Yes, this organization extra sometimes thought of as working in the third world is here serving to kids in the shelters in New York and New Jersey.
St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters
That is only a partial list of those who helped and are persevering with to help our region recuperate. I firmly imagine that no metropolis on the earth is more open-hearted than New York, and this time our generosity is helping our family, our associates our neighbors. Please give what you can, and support these companies whose donations of products, space, time and cash are serving to the needy actually in our personal group.