NORDSTROM INCREASES ASSISTANCE TO DOWNTOWN SEATTLE

ByShannon J. Cortes

Feb 18, 2022

Nordström just announced that she is making two new commitments to support her hometown of Seattle.

He will donate $1 million to Friends of Seattle Waterfront over the next five years to help grow Seattle’s future Waterfront Park, a development that will provide open space and free community events along 20 acres of urban shore near Nordstrom lighthouse. company store and offices (photo).

The retail giant also recently joined the Challenge Seattle coalition of local businesses to help homeless people. As part of this commitment, Nordstrom will join other companies in committing resources to “Project Zero” in a collective effort to address chronic homelessness. Partnership for Zero is a community engagement to help homeless people in Seattle.

“As longtime corporate citizens of downtown Seattle, we know it is our responsibility to invest in our local community. It’s one of our core values ​​and the right thing to do,” Erik Nordstrom, CEO of Nordstrom, said in a statement. “We look forward to continuing to enjoy our vibrant city with our employees, customers and neighbors. »

The company also makes annual donations to several local organizations that meet the basic needs of families, including United Way of King County, YouthCare, YMCA of Greater Seattle, and Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Additionally, Nordstrom donates $1 million annually to United Way of King County, investing in its Bridge to Finish program which provides underserved students with the resources they need to stay in college and earn their diploma. This year, Nordstrom expanded its partnership with United Way of King County to include a multi-year college scholarship program in honor of the late Blake Nordstrom.