Labor Day is always one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year. Almost every retailer in the country has some sort of Labor Day sale offering huge savings. The devastation that has occurred in Houston as result of Hurricane Harvey is severe, widespread, and will take considerable effort and funding to rebuild. I know it can be easy to feel removed from tragedy if it doesn’t directly affect you. I think it is important to remember that, no matter how small, any donation helps. Even if you can only give $10, that money can buy canned food, diapers, first aid supplies, and so much more.
If you have already donated and plan to take advantage of the great sales this weekend, here is a list of several retailers that are donating a portion of sales to various charities and relief funds. It’s just one more way you can help contribute.
Retailers that are donating to Harvey Relief:
The Walmart Foundation has committed up to $20 million in support of relief efforts in response to Hurricane Harvey relief. This includes $10 million focused on support of American Red Cross shelters and $2 million in support of the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at the Greater Houston Community Foundation.
The Starbucks Foundation donated $250,000 to the Red Cross. Customers can also make a contribution to Harvey relief efforts at any Starbucks (SBUX) store in the U.S.
The online retailer matched donations made to the Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief fund on Amazon.com up to $1 million.
The compnay announced a $500,000 contribution to American Red Cross Disaster Relief to help provide food, shelter and supplies to those impacted by Harvey and other crises. At Lowe’s stores in Texas, customers can also make a donation to the Red Cross.
The company has committed $1 million to help storm relief efforts. The donation will go to nonprofits, such as the Red Cross, Salvation Army, Convoy of Hope, Operation Blessing and Team Rubicon.
The company made a $2 million donation to the Red Cross over the weekend. Apple will also match employee donations 2 to 1. Users can donate to the Red Cross through iTunes or on the App Store.
Google is making a $250,000 Google.org grant to the Red Cross and matching employee donations up to $250,000. Google.org also launched a matching campaign for consumers, up to $1 million.
Target will donate $500,000 to aid in recovery efforts. The donation will be distributed to local and national disaster relief organizations, including the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army and Team Rubicon.
CVS Health and the CVS Health Foundation announced $200,000 in cash and in-kind product donations, including $50,000 each to the Greater Houston Community Foundation and the Red Cross, and $25,000 to the Salvation Army. CVS will also match employee contributions up to $25,000.
Cash donation of $50,000 to support Team Rubicon, a nonprofit organization founded in 2010 by U.S. Marines William McNulty and Jacob Wood. It helps military veterans work with first responders to quickly deploy emergency response teams.
Alice + Olivia
Will donate 10 percent of its sales from all Alice + Olivia locations and online from Sept. 2-4 to United Way Houston.
The Coach Foundation has committed $200,000 to the Red Cross. Coach Inc. will also match employee contributions.
Kohl’s announced a $500,000 donation to the Red Cross. The department store will also give an estimated $1 million to help Kohl’s associates who were significantly affected by the storm.
PetSmart Charities is giving $1 million to help animal welfare agencies that are working to rescue, relocate and care for pets that have become homeless due to the storm. These organizations include the Houston SPCA, the SPCA of Texas, Rescue Bank and Houston PetSet. The company is also providing in-kind donations, like pet food and supplies.
Other Labor Day Sales
Asos – 20% off with code LABORYAY
Francesca’s – Buy one get one 50% off – donating clothes and other merchandise to Houston
Ann Taylor – extra 60% off sale styles and up to 50% off select full-price styles
Loft – extra 60% off sale styles
Nordstrom – up to 40% off during Summer Sale – donations being made through the Red Cross
Macy’s – extra 20% off with code LBDAY
Macy’s gave $50,000 to the Red Cross and is matching employee donations and customer contributions in stores. Macy’s also donated $1 million to the United Way’s Hurricane Harvey relief fund.
Bloomingdales – 40-60% off through Monday 9/4
Lord & Taylor – $20 off your purchase of $160 or more with code BONUS
Buy one Get One 50% off almost all jeans
60% off mens suits
25% off accessories
J. Crew – 30% off your purchase with code YESPLEASE
Anthropologie – extra 40% off sale items
Kate Spade – extra 30% off sale styles with code GOLDEN