Here’s How Macy’s Saluted Those Who Serve this Summer

Published: July 26, 2019

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Blue Star Ambassadors at Macy’s Salute Those Who Serve event.

Summer for MilFams means BBQs, pool parties, and PCS-ing. But for Blue Star Families, it also means shopping!  

Blue Star Ambassadors across the country visited 55 Macy’s stores this month to celebrate “Macy’s Salutes Those Who Serve,” a charitable round-up campaign that ran July 1-18. While rocking co-branding shirts, they shared our mission and thanked the staff for supporting the military community. (And did some shopping while they were at it, of course!)

Macy’s, an awesome #BlueStarNeighbor, not only donated 100% of its round-up funds to veterans and military families, but it also treated members of Blue Star Families to some really neat opportunities. 

First, Allyson Harasimowicz, BSF New York City Chapter Director, got to attend the New York Stock Exchange Bell Ringing Ceremony with Macy’s executive staff on July 3. Second, Macy’s hosted 11 Blue Star Families, from all branches of service, at its 43rd annual 4th of July Fireworks display from the Brooklyn Bridge. And third, 67 stores volunteered to assemble “Welcome Kits” to give to local PCS-ing MilFams.

Pretty cool, right?! 

We’re so thankful that Macy’s teamed up with us to support Blue Star Families and the work we do across the country. To show our appreciation, we asked our volunteers and members to share their Macy’s experience with us using #macysgives. Here’s what the experience looked like through their eyes: 

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Today Kyleigh and I were Ambassadors for Blue Star Families and went to speak to the employees at Macy’s in Staten Island about the Salute Those Who Serve Campaign. If you know me then you know I’m NOT a public speaker…but I really believe in this organization and they work they do for military families so it was worth facing my fears. During the month of July when you shop at Macy’s you can round up your purchase up to $0.99 in support of Blue Star Families and Bunker Labs. Did you know Blue Star Families helps military families around the country by providing opportunities for military families to connect and engage with their local communities? This is often one of the biggest challenges we face as military families in a new community. Thank you @macys @bluestarfamilies and @thebunkerlabs for all you do to support military families ♥️??

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Who doesn’t love finding the *perfect* military ball gown, and helping raise money for companies like @bluestarfamilies & @BunkerLabs? You can do the same by rounding up your purchase amount at @Macys and they will donate the change (up to $.99) to those two organizations supporting military veterans and families. You can also enter for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card to Macy’s by visiting @bluestarfamilies before July 15th! #lifeoflegacy . . . . #ad #militaryspouselife #milspo #militarywifelife #milso #milsonspoint #womenwhocreate #womenwhocreate #longdistancerelationship #milso #milspouse #milspo #thehappymilso #happymilso #lovingmyhero #wildhairandhappyhearts #relationshipadvice #simpleandsweet #girlswhotravel #inspiringoutfit #pursuehappy #pursuethewild #liveauthentic #mindpositive #loveyourself #planetgirls #planetgals #macysgives #BSFMacys #BSFMilLife

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#Ad There’s nothing I love more than organizations who spoil and celebrate military families? Thank you?? @macys @bluestarfamilies for having me today! I Love Join the campaign as they salute ??those who serve. When you visit a Macy’s between July 1 and 18, round up your purchase, and they’ll donate your extra change, up to 99¢, ?to two charities supporting America’s veterans ??and military families, including Blue Star Families! @thebunkerlabs #Macysgives #ad #monijeffersonbrands.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pr #publicrelations #womeninbiz #media #theeverygirl#communityovercompetition #risingtidesociety #makewavesmonday #girlpreneur #quote #rawbeautytalks #selflove #realnotretouched #reputationmanagement #marketing #socialmedia #selflove #militaryspouse #milspouse #militaryspousebusiness #veteran #militaryfamilies

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