Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Macy's Classroom Makeover Sweepstakes


We all know that Macy's is known as being one of the most amazing department stores out there but did you also know they are very involved in giving back to the community. 

"A big part of Macy's unique heritage includes our special events - the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Fourth of July Fireworks, flower shows, fashion extravaganzas, celebrity appearances and holiday traditions that range from the arrival of Santa Claus to tree lightings and festive window displays. But beyond our signature events, Macy's delivers magical moments every day through our shopping environment, service and merchandise - a great deal of which is sold exclusively through our stores. It's all part of the excitement we've been creating for 151 years...and it's all part of the magic of Macy's!"

In fact in 2010 they helped raise approximately $60 million dollars to different causes around the country and they donated more than 122,000 hours of their personal time for community service. I'm sorry but for a big corporation to have such a big heart like that is simply amazing and something I wish other big corporations would take a hint from them.

Right now Macy's is holding Classroom Makeover Sweepstakes, the prize, $25,000 to the school of your choice for an ultimate makeover. Schools are struggling more and more financially each year. Budgets are being cut left and right and who suffers from all these cutbacks? The students. Our children. 

The Classroom Makeover Sweepstakes is being held on their Facebook page until September 15, 2011. Anyone is free to enter, just follow these simple steps:
  1. Head to www.facebook.com/macys & like the page
  2. Click the Classroom Makeover Sweeps tab
  3. Fill out the entry form & submit
  4. Share the contest via Facebook & Twitter
SheSpeaks has teamed with Macy's to help spread the news of this amazing sweepstakes. SheSpeaks will be hosting a twitter party on September 8, 2011 at 8:00 pm EST where they will be discussing kids' back-to-school stories and of course about the Macy's Classroom Makeover. They will also be giving away Macy's gift cards so be sure to set your calendars so you don't miss it! Make sure you follow @shespeaksup and @macys and don't forget to use the #MacysB2S hashtag while at the party.

*I wrote this post while participating in the SheSpeaks Macy's Classroom Makeover Sweepstakes campaign.*