Over 400 Macy’s Associates to Participate on Wednesday, August 21
NEW YORK, NY – On Wednesday, August 21, over 400 Macy’s associates will volunteer for Macy's 8th Annual Give Back Day at the Carter Burden Center for the Aging Covello Center in East Harlem at 312 East 109th Street. Through Macy’s Employee Giving Campaign, the largest campaign of this type run by United Way of New York City, Macy’s employees have generously given over $1 million annually to United Way of New York City (UWNYC) to benefit New York City’s vulnerable communities and families. Macy’s and UWNYC have been partners since the nonprofit organization’s inception 75 years ago.
“We applaud Macy’s and their employees for their generous contributions that help create stronger, healthier communities across the five boroughs,” said Sheena Wright, President and CEO of United Way of New York City. “Corporate partners such as Macy’s play an integral role in United Way of New York City’s work to help struggling New Yorkers.”
Macy’s volunteers will participate in the complete renovation of the first and third floors of the Covello Center. Throughout the event, volunteers will provide activities for the community, including a street fair, a sit-down lunch, exercise sessions and a computer workshop. Volunteers will also assist with the beautification of the Center’s backyard gardens and various other painting and art projects. Leading up to the day, Macy’s has worked with its vendors to support the installation of a new computer room, multimedia room and artist’s residence, among other projects.
Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren will address the organization at 12:45 PM, followed by statements from Carter Burden’s Executive Director William Dionne and UWNYC’s President and CEO, Sheena Wright.
UWNYC works with corporate partners to create workplace campaigns that provide employees with year-round opportunities to complement their contributions while meeting corporate social responsibility goals. UWNYC facilitates both on- and off-site volunteer projects and provides tools to run in-house donation drives. UWNYC regularly engages companies as sponsors of signature events and partners in cause marketing opportunities. True to its roots, UWNYC helps run workplace campaigns by offering technical and hands-on support to make it as easy as possible for employees to give back to the community.
Sheena Wright is available to speak to the media. Sheena is a thought leader in the areas of education, income, health and nonprofit development. Together, these key areas of focus can positively impact the future of the individuals and families of the City of New York. Sheena has been interviewed extensively in national and local TV, print and radio outlets such as NBC’s TODAY show, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, NBC 4, ABC 7 and FOX 5.
About The Carter Burden Center for the Aging
The Carter Burden Center for the Aging, Inc. is a nonprofit agency established to promote the well-being of seniors 60 and older through a continuum of services, advocacy and volunteer programs oriented to individual, family and community needs in NYC. The Carter Burden Center is dedicated to supporting the efforts of older people to live safely and with dignity.
About United Way of New York City
For 75 years, United Way of New York City has been working for low-income New Yorkers. We help ensure that short-term needs are being met while working on long-term solutions to problems. We envision a city in which all New Yorkers are able to achieve income stability, educational success and good health. Learn more at unitedwaynyc.org.