NEST, a national integrated facilities management company, donated $70,000 to more than two dozen select charities to help bolster their services to the needy amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
The company asked for charity recommendations from their top retail clients, including, Tumi, Steve Madden and Mattress Firm, so the money could go towards a variety of worthy causes.
Despite suffering a turbulent year in business themselves, each retailer selected a charity, which provided services from outreach and support to school-aged children navigating remote learning and supplying food and other sundries to the hungry and homeless.
“At NEST, philanthropy has been part of our DNA for 25 years,” NEST’s CEO Rob Almond said during a virtual event with charity heads that were recipients of the awards. “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.”
In total, 25 charities were selected to be apart of the initiative including several branches of the Boys & Girls Club of America, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Women’s Community Revitalization Project and No Kid Hungry.