(PHILADELPHIA | December 14, 2021 07:30 AM Eastern Standard Time) NEST, the leading national integrated facilities management company, announced that more than 15 charities and counting will benefit from over $100,000 in cash donations in 2021. Organized by NEST’s philanthropic division NEST Nurtures, the recipients were selected by NEST’s retail partners to support nonprofits making an impact in local communities and through nationwide programs.
Beneficiaries of the initiative include The Little Bit Foundation (selected by Build-A-Bear Workshop), Toys for Tots (selected by Five Below), St. Jude (selected by Hot Topic), and American Cancer Society (selected by Sleep Number).
“Through NEST Nurtures, we want to make a lasting impact that goes beyond just the donation,” said Rob Almond, CEO of NEST. “Philanthropy has been part of our mission at NEST for 27 years. I’m proud that we’ve been able to support and network with even more charities through this program.”
On Tuesday, Dec. 21, NEST Nurtures will host a networking event with representatives from each of the nonprofit recipients. The keynote speaker for the evening will be former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski, who co-founded his own 501(c)(3) Jaws Youth Playbook. NEST Nurtures included Jaworski’s nonprofit as one of the donation recipients in 2021, and NEST employees assembled bikes at Jaworski’s annual bike drive this month.
The following is a list of nonprofits and charitable programs that received a donation from NEST Nurtures in 2021:
- Akron Children’s Hospital
- American Cancer Society
- ASI Swing Classic
- Boys & Girls Club of America
- Dress for Success
- Epilepsy Foundation
- First Book
- Jaws Youth Playbook
- Make a Wish Foundation
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society
- Project Sunshine
- Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey
- Spirit of Children
- St. Jude
- The Little Bit Foundation
- Toys for Tots
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’ mission is to expand on philanthropic endeavors that NEST has prioritized since they were founded in 1994. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Ronald McDonald House Charities have been longtime beneficiaries of NEST.
NEST continues to play an essential role in the retail industry’s response to COVID-19. Almond and his team develop leading facility management strategies for more than 40 retail clients, from decreasing facility management expenses to streamlining operations. NEST manages over 60,000 individual retail locations in North America.
NEST is the pioneer of the Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) industry in the United States and Canada since 1994. NEST’s IFM solution pairs financial acumen and business analytics with a strategic consultative approach. Real-time data, reporting, and analytics technology empower business leaders and facility management teams with informed insights to make smarter decisions. To learn more about NEST, visit enterNEST.com or follow NEST on LinkedIn.