We were asked by the March of Dimes if our family would like to partner together to thank Macy’s for their support to the March of Dimes. Each year, Macy’s has an all-day sale in which people can purchase $5 shopping passes that allow them great discounts throughout the store. March of Dimes is the single national non-profit organization recipient of the proceeds from the $5 passes sold. Just last year, Macy’s donated over NINE MILLION DOLLARS from this sale to the March of Dimes which then funded research being done to help more babies be born full term and healthy!
If you know us at all, you know we are supporters of the March of Dimes and their mission to fight for babies like our own. Bret and I love giving back and being a very small piece of the puzzle in the fight against prematurity. We think it’s important our kids know their history and how important it is to give back as well. It was an honor to be asked to be a part of such an event! We were provided with a basket of goody bags that said “On behalf of the March of Dimes & The Cox Family, THANK YOU!”. We were assigned one local Macy’s store and walked the store, handing out the goody bags and thanking the employees for selling the $5 passes.
Brody, Baxlyn, Kylee & Korbin were a little unsure about what was going on at first but quickly got the hang of it. It wasn’t long before they were racing to find more employees to tell “we are quadwuplets, thank YOU!” Bret and I were of course right behind them to explain :)
You could see the employees light up when we explained that the giggly, loud kids they were looking at were born at just 28w5d gestation and as if suddenly these little “passes” they had been selling suddenly meant something. It became more than just a special offer to their customers it became personal and many sat in disbelief as we shared our story and what the March of Dimes does to help tiny, sick babies like our own survive.
Despite trying to slow them down and wait patiently, the quads ran quickly up to each check out to thank the employee. Luckily neither the employees OR the customers minded and all enjoyed asking them questions. We even saw customers purchase the savings pass after the heard our story!
Thanks again to the March of Dimes Dallas office for letting us participate and a HUGE thank you to Macy’s and all of the customers who purchased the shopping passes! Because of YOU, all babies have a better chance at starting a healthier life!