Nordstrom announces $719,000 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Canada through Treasure&Bond

Also names YWCA USA and Canada as the brand’s 2017 nonprofit partners

SEATTLE, 2017-Feb-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nordstrom today (Feb. 6, 2017) announced its latest donation from Treasure&Bond, the company’s give-back brand that donates 2.5% of net sales to nonprofit organizations empowering youth. The $719,000 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Canada marks the largest gift to-date from Nordstrom through Treasure&Bond, and brings its total donation from sales of the brand to more than $1.4 million since 2014.

“Treasure&Bond has been a great way for us to give back to nonprofits in the communities we support and the brand’s purpose, as well as its laid-back, Americana aesthetic has really resonated with our customers,” said Jennifer Jackson Brown, president of Nordstrom Product Group. “Thanks to our customers, Nordstrom has been able to bring Treasure&Bond into more departments throughout the store, which enables us to give even more to organizations that are doing such important work to support young people.”

“We’ve got a lot of exciting things planned for 2017 that we believe will help us better connect with our customers and further increase the charitable impact of Treasure&Bond,” continued Jackson Brown. Currently found in Women’s, Men’s and Girls’ apparel, Women’s and Girls’ shoes, Soft Accessories, Jewelry and Hosiery departments, in 2017 Treasure&Bond will be expanding to include Boys’ apparel later this year. The spring collection will continue to focus on a classic, all-American aesthetic, but with a reworked, lived-in twist. Customers can expect to find lots of easy-to-wear pieces that can be layered for an effortless, casual look – soft tees, worn-in button-downs, cozy sweaters and must-have denim favorites.

The company also announced that from February 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018, Treasure&Bond will support the efforts of YWCA associations in the United States and Canada. In the U.S., funds will support YWCA USA’s TechGYRLS initiative, which works to raise interest, confidence, and abilities in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) among girls aged nine to 12. Annually, 260,000 girls, children, youth and teens are building their futures at YWCA through programs including girls’ empowerment, TechGYRLS and other STEM programs. Eight-nine percent of TechGYRLS participants reported an increase in their self-esteem and that same percentage identified at least three non-traditional careers they could attain. Seventy-two percent of those served in YWCA girls’ empowerment, children’s, youth and teen programs have incomes at or below the federal poverty level.

“TechGYRLS teaches girls how to use technological tools and enhance their critical thinking and problem-solving skills,” said Tycely Williams, vice president of development, YWCA USA. “The program offers girls a supportive environment in which to enhance their curiosity and overall knowledge in the areas of design, animation, programming and robotics. We also know that exposure to this type of programming provides girls with the confidence and skills they need to achieve excellence in any profession they chose to pursue. We are thrilled to have Nordstrom support this effort.”

Treasure&Bond will support various YWCA youth programs in Canada.

Treasure&Bond is available in Nordstrom stores and online at Nordstrom.com. Product images can be found on the Nordstrom Press Room.

About Nordstrom
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion specialty retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 349 stores in 40 states, including 123 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 215 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and two clearance stores. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.comNordstromrack.com and HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at TrunkClub.com and its seven clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

About YWCA USA
YWCA USA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The organization is one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the nation, serving over 2 million women, girls, and their families each year. Learn more: www.ywca.org.

Media Contacts:

Nordstrom
Emily Sterken
206.303.3034
emily.sterken@nordstrom.com

YWCA USA
Cindy Hoffman
202.524.5330
choffman@ywca.org

SOURCE: Nordstrom

Nordstrom donated through its give-back brand Treasure&Bond to nonprofits that work to empower youth

Also selects Boys & Girls Clubs of America as the brand’s new nonprofit partner

SEATTLE, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nordstrom is excited to announce that the company has made another donation through its give-back brand, Treasure&Bond, which supports nonprofits that work to empower youth. As the brand’s second beneficiary, national organization Girls on the Run received $254,000, which equals 2.5% of Treasure&Bond’s net sales (or 5% of net profits) from February 1 through July 31, 2015.

Additionally, the brand has announced plans to expand from Women’s apparel into otherNordstrom departments.

“It’s been so rewarding for us to see Treasure&Bond evolve,” said Mark Tritton, president ofNordstrom Product Group. “The positive feedback from our customers has enabled us to support inspiring organizations like Girls on the Run and now we’re really excited to look to the future and make an even greater impact.”

New Products from Treasure&Bond
Treasure&Bond’s Americana-inspired collection began in the Nordstrom Women’s apparel department and will now grow to also have offerings in Women’s footwear, handbags, soft accessories, Men’s apparel and Kid’s apparel. Kid’s apparel will launch in February 2016. The rest of the expanded line is available in-store and online at Nordstrom.com and will now include:

  • Women’s footwear, which is available now, features washed artisan staples with a ‘borrowed from the boys’ feel. Casual urban boots and booties take center stage, supported by distressed leather sandals and flats.
  • The Men’s apparel collection, also available now, will be rooted in denim (under $100!) and surrounded by cool, laundered tees, lived in shirts, jackets and rugged sweaters.
  • Treasure&Bond handbags will focus on a mix of authentic casual silhouettes with cross-body totes and satchels, while the brand’s soft accessories will feature an effortless urban-cool layering authentic aesthetic. Both will be available in October.

With the addition of merchandise offerings in other Nordstrom departments, Treasure&Bond’s community outreach will grow, too. Now, beneficiaries will be selected that work to empower all youth – girls, boys, young women and young men.

New Beneficiary
From August 1, 2015 through January 2016, the brand’s sales will support Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). With more than 4,100 Clubs in the United States, on Native lands and on military installations at BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers around the world, Boys & Girls Clubs offer safe places for nearly 4 million kids and teens to learn, grow, and have fun while building a path to a great future. A portion of the funds will also go toward selected youth-focused nonprofit organizations in Canada.

“We’re very excited to partner with Nordstrom through their Treasure&Bond brand,” said Chad Royal-Pascoe, National Vice President, Corporate & Cause Partnerships for BGCA. “Together with the support of Nordstrom customers, we’ll be able to bring valuable programming and resources to kids across the country, helping them to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.”

Since its launch in summer 2014, Treasure&Bond has enabled Nordstrom to give almost$440,000 to Girls on the Run and the brand’s first nonprofit partner, Girls Inc.

Treasure&Bond is available in all Nordstrom stores and online at Nordstrom.com. Product images can be found in the Nordstrom Press Room.

Media Contacts:

Nordstrom
Tara Darrow
(206) 303-3016
tara.darrow@nordstrom.com

Sara Leutzinger
(404) 487-5624
sleutzinger@bgca.org

ABOUT NORDSTROM
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion specialty retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 310 stores in 38 states and Canada. Customers are served at 119 Nordstrom stores in the U.S. and Canada; 183 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and one clearance store. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.com, Nordstromrack.com and HauteLook. The company also ownsTrunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at TrunkClub.com and its five clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,100 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Club programs promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at BGCA’s Facebook and Twitter.

SOURCE Nordstrom, Inc.