Big Brothers, Big Sisters Visit Macy’s For Holiday Shopping

Kids from Big Brothers, Big Sisters visit the Macy’s store in the Mall at Wellington Green.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties (BBBS), in partnership with Macy’s, held a private holiday experience in early December for more than 100 children across Macy’s locations in Palm Beach and Martin counties, including at the Mall at Wellington Green.

What began 13 years ago in Macy’s at Treasure Coast Square Mall has now become the catalyst for a statewide event in 22 stores.

A holiday tradition like no other, BBBS kids were invited to a Macy’s store from Boca Raton, Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens, Boynton Beach and Jensen Beach to participate in a magical morning. Kids received a Santa hat, a holiday goody bag and a $50 gift card to shop before the store opened to the public. Next, they had breakfast, where they wrote letters to Santa, put them into Macy’s mailbox, made arts and crafts, and everyone was a kid again as they played with toys from the Toys R Us in-store shop.

The kids went on a shopping spree to find gifts for their families and were able to wrap them in the store. As a thank you, Macy’s was presented with a special plaque signed by the kids, families and mentors.

“We are grateful for our Palm Beach and Martin County Macy’s partners and advocates who continuously invest in our mission to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth,” BBBS CEO Yvette Flores-Acevedo said.