Nordstrom Cares: Leave It Better Than We Found It

We've always followed a simple philosophy when it comes to running our business: Leave it better than you found it. This also describes Nordstrom's commitment to social responsibility. Since our early days, we've focused on doing the right thing for our employees and our customers. We continue to make every effort to be an ethical company where people want to work and shop. We're working to leave it better than we found it. Read more about our approach.

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Pay Your Fashion Forward

When she heard about the new partnership between Nordstrom and FashionProject.com, Nordstrom Personal Stylist Ryane Michaels knew it was the perfect opportunity to do a little spring-cleaning. "I looked through my closet and tried to be realistic about what I haven't worn recently and what doesn't fit, either because of size or my evolving style, said Michaels. "Not only did this motivate me to update my closet, I was able to give back to a community organization I love and I get a Nordstrom Gift Card. It's a win-win!"

Not only did this motivate me to update my closet, I was able to give back to a community organization I love and I get a Nordstrom Gift Card.
- Ryane Michaels, Personal Stylist, Nordstrom Michigan Avenue, Chicago

FashionProject.com
Founded in 2012 by recent Harvard graduates Christine Rizk and Anna Palmer, FashionProject.com sells high-quality men's and women's clothing, shoes and accessories that are donated by style-savvy shoppers. The majority of net proceeds from the sale of these items are then donated to a charity of the donor's choice (the remainder of proceeds goes to FashionProject.com). Hundreds of charities have registered to benefit from the site, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Dress for Success, National Down Syndrome Society and Women's Global Empowerment Fund, among others.

Now FashionProject.com has teamed up with Nordstrom to offer an added bonus for qualifying donors. For every five qualifying items donated to FashionProject.com, you'll receive a $40 Nordstrom Gift Card. So you can update your closet and give back, all at the same time.

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