Did you know that it is estimated that 1 in 10 households in America goes hungry or is threatened by the possibility of hunger? (via Oakland Institute) This is an unacceptable statistic and one that we can fight together to change. We need to help fund this effort, but we also need to help raise awareness. Seriously, 1 in 10 homes? Have you ever considered that you may have come across someone in your every day life that doesn’t have enough to eat?
Macy’s has launched COME TOGETHER, an innovative awareness and fundraising campaign that aims to feed 10 million people suffering from hunger. This campaign invites the public to host special dinners in their homes and asks their guests to pledge a donation to Feeding America. The best part is that for every dollar raised, Macy’s will match it in kind, until the goal of 10 million meals is reached!
Ready to get involved?! Good! There are three different ways to participate, and all of them help!
1) Hostess with the Mostess! Host a party for your family and friends – think of it as a dinner party for a good cause! You pick how formal or laid-back you want it to be – the point is just to “come together” for a good cause! Instead of bring a gift for the host, suggest that your guests make a donation to Feeding America. Plus, you can manage all of your details online!
2) Give a little bit! You can donate $1 at any Macy’s register, and your dollar will provide dinner for SEVEN people. I can’t think of many better uses for a dollar, can you?
3) Shop ’til you drop! On October 17th, shop your little heart out because you will get special in-store savings during Macy’s national Shop For A Cause day. A portion of the $5 in-store ticket sales will benefit Feeding America.
To celebrate this fantastic initiative, Macy’s has offered to giveaway two $25 gift cards to two very lucky Chic Shopper Chick readers! To enter, leave a comment below. To score an extra entry, tweet this by clicking the button at the top of this page! Good luck!
This contest ends on October 18, 2009 at 11:59pm CST. US entries only. Winners will be chosen via random.org.