NEST, the leading national integrated facilities management company, announced that 25 charities have benefited from over $70,000 in cash donations through their philanthropic division NEST Nurtures. The recipients were selected by NEST’s retail partners as a way to support charities doing important work across the U.S.
During the pandemic, beneficiaries of the initiative included Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (selected by Five Below), Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition (selected by JOANN), Ticket to Dream Foundation (selected by Mattress Firm) and The Doe Fund (selected by Steve Madden).
NEST’s CEO Rob Almond recently organized a virtual networking event with representatives from the nonprofits that received funding from NEST Nurtures. The keynote speaker for the event was Chris “Handles” Franklin, a professional basketball player for the Harlem Globetrotters and founder of the Chris “Handles” Franklin Foundation. Nonprofit leaders shared inspirational stories about overcoming challenges they continue to face amidst the pandemic.
“At NEST, philanthropy has been part of our DNA for 25 years,” said Almond. “But this year is clearly different with so many people in need. We leaned on our retail partners to select incredible charities across the country and, as a result, we’ve developed long lasting relationships with amazing people doing unprecedented work.”
The following is a list of nonprofits that received a donation from NEST Nurtures in 2020:
- Boys & Girls Club of America
- Boys & Girls Club of Broward County
- Boys & Girls Club of San Gabriel Valley
- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- Chris “Handles” Franklin Foundation
- Community Crisis Center, Inc.
- Congregation Torat Emet
- Dress for Success
- Epilepsy Foundation
- Make a Wish Foundation
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society
- No Kid Hungry
- Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition
- Project Lemonade PDX
- Share Food Program
- Spirit of Children
- St. Jude
- The Doe Fund
- The Little Bit Foundation
- Ticket to Dream Foundation
- United Inner City Services
- Wichita Children’s Home
- Women’s Community Revitalization Project
In July of 2020, NEST established NEST Nurtures as a new division of their company that focuses on supporting nonprofits and improving communities around the country. NEST Nurtures’ goal is to expand on the company’s philanthropic endeavors that NEST has fulfilled since they were founded in 1994. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Ronald McDonald House Charities have been longtime beneficiaries of NEST.
As retailers across the U.S. and Canada continue to respond to the pandemic, NEST is working with retailers to keep their doors open and regain consumer confidence. From decreasing facility management expenses to streamlining operations, NEST is developing industry leading facility management strategies for more than 40 retail clients. NEST manages approximately 60,000 individual retail locations in North America.