Nordstrom Cares: Taking Care of Our Communities
Taking Care of Our Communities: Nordstrom Day of Caring
February 5, 2018
Nordstrom employees across the country came together to help support the work of local nonprofit organizations during our annual Day of Caring events. Projects in 2017 ranged from sorting 7,000 pounds of potatoes at a food bank in Newport Beach, California, to sorting donations in preparation for an event benefiting local teens in White Plains, New York. Here are just a few of the volunteer activities our employees took part in during last year's Day of Caring.
A Community Treasure in NYC
After two years of supporting children throughout New York City, Treasure & Bond closed its doors in August 2013. Since it opened, Treasure & Bond has donated more than $200,000 to dozens of impactful New York City charities. We are proud to have had the opportunity to contribute to these organizations and look forward to finding new ways to give back to the community of New York City. The following is a post that ran in January 2013.
In August 2011, New York City's SoHo neighborhood became home to Treasure & Bond, a store with a unique approach to doing business. With a focus on giving back, the Nordstrom-owned (but independently operated) retailer is located at the intersection of retail and philanthropy.
When Justin Studebaker, a Personal Stylist at our Roseville Galleria store in California, first learned about Koinonia Homes for Teens, he knew he wanted to help. Focused on supporting teens who are struggling with alcohol dependency, the organization has been providing an essential service in the Sacramento community since 1982. Their current programs include Therapeutic Foster Care, Adoption, Day Treatment, Medically Fragile, Residential Group Homes for chemically dependent adolescents and a County Crisis Resolution Center.
A Milestone Gift
Today marked a milestone moment for Treasure & Bond—we just announced the give-back brand's largest donation ever: a $719,107 gift to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Canada. The donation (which represents 2.5% of the brand's net sales from February 2, 2016, through January 31, 2017) means we've donated a grand total of more than $1.4 million since we launched the Treasure & Bond brand in 2014.
March 9, 2015
In summer 2014, we launched our first give-back brand: Treasure & Bond. Because we donate 2.5% of net sales from the brand (that's 5% of net profits), customers are able to enjoy the latest in fashion while giving back at the same time. Girls Inc., an organization that inspires young women and girls to be strong, smart and bold, was the first Treasure & Bond beneficiary. In the six months following the launch of the new brand, $185,000 was raised to enable Girls Inc. to reach even more girls across the country.
Look Great & Give Back: Treasure & Bond
January 1, 2015
Nordstrom has always been committed to offering our customers the latest in fashion and trends. We've also long looked for opportunities to give back to the communities that give us so much. So why not marry the two? Look Great & Give Back. That's the thought behind the new Nordstrom brand, Treasure & Bond.