The Faithful Shopper: Giving Thanks
The ability at long final has returned for most of the metro area, however for far too many people, the consequences of Superstorm Sandy will stay for months and years, as complete neighborhoods search to rebuild. I’m blissful to report that the retail industry stepped up and quickly started helping these who have had their properties and lives broken by this pure catastrophe. A few of these are boutiques that frequently give to charity and made special donations to hurricane relief efforts. Others are bigger firms with shops in our space that have made donations of more than $1 million to the American Crimson 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 through its webpage or in-retailer via November 30. Macy’s will match every dollar donated up to a most of $500,000. If the objective is reached, no less than $1 million will probably be donated to the American Crimson Cross.
Bloomingdale’s – a thousand Third Avenue
Macy’s sister retailer is specializing in water, donating 250,000 bottles via its partnerships with various organizations. Donate $1 or more at its shops or websites, and double the donation!
Alexis Bittar – 353 Bleecker Street – 1100 Madison Avenue – 465 Broome Road – 410 Columbus Avenue (Coming Soon)
5 percent of gross sales through November 10 have been donated to local area relief organizations.
Salvatore Ferragamo – 655 Fifth Avenue
A portion of the gross sales from November 2 through November four had been donated to the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Efforts.
Barneys New York – 660 Madison Avenue
Ten percent of all sales on November four were donated to the American Purple Cross, with a minimum donation of $50,000.
Reformation – 156 Ludlow Road – 23 Howard Road
Ten p.c of all gross sales via November eight have been donated to the Red Cross.
Victoria’s Secret – A number of places
Victoria’s Secret holds its vogue show at New York Army Nationwide 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 assist others in want.
Lord & Taylor – 424 Fifth Avenue
The shop will donate $1 to the brand new York Pink Cross for every person who “likes” its Fb page through Christmas.
Huge Companies, Massive Hearts
Ahold USA (parent of Cease & Shop) – A number of places
In addition to donating a complete of $2.5 million by way of the store, its dad or mum and their Our Household Basis, Cease & Shop Stores both in New York and New Jersey serve as drop-off factors for canned and packaged foods, and are collecting money donations to meals banks.
Different million dollar or more donations came from: Coach; Costco Wholesale; Dwelling Depot; JCPenney; Kohl’s; Lowe’s; Ralph Lauren; Target; TJX and Walmart. Many of those retailers have hyperlinks to charitable organizations on their web sites that will allow you to contribute, too. Many more retailers also have these links on their websites.
Many information studies indicate that what is required now’s cash so that agencies can purchase what is needed as locally as attainable. Please consider the following:
American Pink Cross
Community Food Financial institution of latest Jersey
Food Bank for Westchester
Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund
Island Harvest, A Meals Bank for Lengthy Island
Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York Metropolis
The Salvation Military
Save the Children
Sure, this group more typically considered working within the third world is right here helping kids within the shelters in New York and New Jersey.
St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters
That is only a partial checklist of those who helped and are persevering with to help our area recuperate. I firmly imagine that no city in the world is more open-hearted than New York, and this time our generosity is helping our family, our mates our neighbors. Please give what you may, and assist these companies whose donations of products, area, time and money are helping the needy literally in our personal neighborhood.