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Teaming Up with Saks Fifth Avenue for Charity
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Saks Fifth Avenue Forms Local Charitable Partnership With St. Joseph Mercy Oakland

5 Percent of Registered Purchases Benefit SJMO’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Troy, Mich.—This February, Saks Fifth Avenue will give 5 percent of all registered purchases made with a Saks Fifth Avenue credit card back to local charities—including St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO).

Customers may select to which local charity from Saks’ roster they wish to allocate their 5 percent contribution.  Registration is one simple step at the point of sale to link the customer account with the chosen charity.  One of the charitable choices at the Saks Fifth Avenue store at the Somerset Collection in Troy (2901 W. Big Beaver) is SJMO.  The hospital will use funds raised to benefit the hospital’s tiniest patients, the babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Participation is easy.  Here’s how the program works:

  • Register your Saks Fifth Avenue credit card at the Saks store at the Somerset Collection in Troy (2901 W. Big Beaver) during the month of February (starting Feb. 1). Designate SJMO as your favorite local charity.  (If you don’t have a Saks card and want to participate, you can apply for one at the store.)
  • Start shopping! 

Another way to support SJMO is to attend a program Kickoff Party Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Saks Fifth Avenue store at the Somerset Collection.  Your $35 ticket entitles you to a $25 Saks gift card, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, music and shopping. 

To purchase a ticket or for more information, call Teri Donaldson in SJMO’s Fund Development department, 248-858-3553.

About St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland is a 443-bed comprehensive, community, teaching hospital and a long-time leader in health care in Oakland County.  Founded in 1927 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland has won numerous local and national awards for patient safety, quality and performance, and consistently ranks in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide.  A member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland is a technologically leading hospital that combines advanced medicine and personal care to assist patients on their path to wellness. With dedicated physicians, nurses and hospital staff committed to providing quality care throughout the patient stay, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland has truly personalized the patient care experience.

For more information about health services offered at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, please visit 

About Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) is a newly expanded health care organization serving southeast Michigan. Health coverage spans six counties, including Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne. It includes 537-bed St. Joseph Mercy in Ann Arbor, 443-bed St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, 304-bed St. Mary Mercy in Livonia, 136-bed St. Joseph Mercy Livingston in Howell, 119-bed St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron, 113-bed Chelsea Community Hospital and 74-bed St. Joseph Mercy Saline. Combined, the seven hospitals are licensed for 1,726 beds, have five outpatient health centers, six urgent care facilities, more than 25 specialty centers; employ more than 14,000 individuals and have a medical staff of nearly 2,700 physicians. 

A member of Trinity Health, the nation’s fourth largest Catholic health care organization, SJMHS is committed to providing a remarkable patient experience by using leading edge technology in a comforting and healing environment. As a mission-based organization, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System provides approximately $100 million in community benefit to the communities it serves each year.
For more information on health services offered at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, please visit

About Saks Fifth Avenue
Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world’s preeminent specialty retailers, is renowned for its superlative American and international designer collections, its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates.  Today, Saks operates 46 full-line stores in 22 states, two licensed stores in the Middle East and two licensed stores in Mexico City, 61 Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores and, the company’s online store.