Nest launches philanthropic division amid pandemic
Nest has established a new division of the company to oversee philanthropy.
The integrated facilities management company is launching NEST Nurtures, which will focus on supporting nonprofits and improving communities while expanding on Nest’s already established philanthropic endeavors.
NEST Nurtures will commit more than $70,000 in 2020 to charities across the country. The beneficiaries will be selected by Nest’s clients to benefit local charities in cities where their partners are based.
While attending Chain Store Age’s SPECS trade show from Aug. 4-6, NEST Nurtures will also give away two $500 donations to attendees of the show, which is geared towards the retail industry. Attendees who visit the NEST booth can enter to win the ability to donate the money to their favorite charity.
Nest manages more than 59,000 retail locations in the U.S. and Canada and works with over 40 national retail clients, including Five Below, Joann, Party City, Mattress Firm, Rite Aid, Lilly Pulitzer and Spirit Halloween.
“I am extremely proud of the philanthropic work we have done at Nest over the last 25 years, including our partnerships with St. Joseph’s University, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Ronald McDonald House Charities,” said Nest CEO, Rob Almond. “With NEST Nurtures, we now have a program for our company to rally around as a way to continue our efforts into the future and positively impact our communities – especially during this unprecedented time in our world.”
As stores respond to the pandemic, Nest is working with retailers to decrease facility management expenses and streamline their operations. The company is developing industry-leading analytics and reporting to provide full program transparency and deliver in-depth program insights. Almond’s focus is for Nest to work alongside clients to find strategies that will return consumer confidence.