Macy’s has made over a $10 million donation to Make-A-Wish® as a result of its 2013 Thanks for Sharing and Believe holiday campaigns, helping to grant wishes in Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Many people came together to make the Believe campaign a success, especially on National Believe Day, December 6. On National Believe Day, Macy's helped to grant the bedroom redecoration wish of Breanna in Erie. Breanna, who is diagnosed with a brain tumor, was picked up from school to learn that it is her wish day. She was then whisked off to Macy’s Millcreek Mall to select bedding and accessories for her new room while her bedroom furniture was installed at home. Breanna's wish was one of more than fifty special wishes across the country granted to create a day of “Wishes Across America” for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Wish kids Adam, Elisabeth and Kasyah also helped to celebrate National Believe Day at the Charleston Macy's. After the Macy’s employee meeting, the wish kids came walking through the mall, complete with balloons and a banner, carrying large envelopes of 700 letters to Santa from their schools.
The Penn-Trafford School District in the Pittsburgh area organized a project for its elementary schools, middle schools and even the high school to write Believe letters to Santa to drop off at the Monroeville Mall Macy's for National Believe Day. The grand total -- 4,429 letters! In addition, after seeing all of the effort going towards the Believe campaign, the high school Life Skills department came together to collect some donations and wrote out a check to Make-A-Wish for $1,500! Many thanks to volunteer Nancy Gullo, her sister Dianne and the Penn-Trafford School district for their outstanding efforts to make wishes come true!
Since 2003, Macy’s has donated more than $73 million to Make-A-Wish nationwide. We are proud of our long-standing relationship and thank Macy’s customers and associates for all that they do to help make wishes come true.