National Retail Facilities Management Company NEST unites charities across the country

(PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 9, 2020) 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 relationship with amazing people doing unprecedented work.”

The following is a list of nonprofits that received a donation from NEST Nurtures in 2020:

  1. Boys & Girls Club of America
  2. Boys & Girls Club of Broward County
  3. Boys & Girls Club of San Gabriel Valley
  4. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  5. Chris “Handles” Franklin Foundation
  6. Community Crisis Center, Inc.
  7. Congregation Torat Emet
  8. Dress for Success 
  9. Epilepsy Foundation
  10. GenYouth
  11. Make a Wish Foundation 
  12. National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  13. No Kid Hungry
  14. Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition  
  15. Project Lemonade PDX
  16. Safe-Sound
  17. Share Food Program
  18. Spirit of Children  
  19. St. Jude
  20. The Doe Fund 
  21. The Little Bit Foundation
  22. Ticket to Dream Foundation  
  23. United Inner City Services
  24. Wichita Children’s Home
  25. 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.

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