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Lord & Taylor Memorial Day Weekend Charity Shopping Event to Benefit the USO

New York, NY – (May 20, 2016) – Lord & Taylor is proud to announce a Memorial Day weekend charitable shopping event to benefit the USO. From May 27 through May 30, all 50 Lord & Taylor stores will participate in an effort to raise funds for the USO, a leading nonprofit organization that serves America’s service members and their families. Founded in 1941, the USO has supported more than 35 million Americans to-date and operates more than 180 locations globally.

“Lord & Taylor and our customers have proudly supported our nation’s service members and their families throughout the years. In fact, since 1980 we begin each day in our stores by demonstrating our patriotism through the playing of the National Anthem,” said Liz Rodbell, president, Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor. “This Memorial Day weekend, we continue that tradition in our first partnership with the USO.”

“While we reflect on sacrifices of our nation’s military during Memorial Day weekend, we are glad Lord & Taylor customers will be able to show their support for our men and women in uniform,” said Michael Hoar, USO Vice President of Corporate Alliance. “Partnerships like this are important because they help the USO provide services and programs at our locations around the world.”

With the purchase of a $5 ticket, customers receive one 25%-off storewide savings pass (10% off of fragrances) for use May 27 through May 30 only (some exclusions apply). Tickets are available for purchase now at all Lord & Taylor stores. The full $5 cost of each ticket sale will go to the USO. Customers with a valid military ID, service members, and their families will be able to take advantage of the offer without purchasing a ticket.

Additionally, shoppers who utilize the promo code ‘GIVE’ will receive 25% off of purchases when they spend $200 or more, and 20% off of purchases when they spend up to $199.99. The online offer is also available from May 27 through May 30 only. 1% of sales received during the four-day promotion will be donated to the USO, up to a maximum of $10,000.


Founded in 1826, Lord & Taylor is the oldest department store in the United States and one of the country’s premier retailers. It has built its reputation on offering high-quality fashion apparel and accessories, exciting store environments, and seamless service. Lord & Taylor operates 50 full-line locations primarily in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic U.S., and It is part of the Hudson’s Bay Company brand portfolio.


The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our commitment to connect our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort, and support. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services and entertainment tours are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff. To join us in this important mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit



Brooke Spanjian