Nordstrom Trunk Club Launches New Charitable Giving Platform in Partnership with Dress for Success and Career Gear
Chicago, Ill., Oct. 8, 2019 -- Today, Nordstrom Trunk Club announced its new charitable platform, Nordstrom Trunk Club Cares, focused on improving job training and preparedness in local communities through partnerships with nonprofits Dress for Success and Career Gear.
Nordstrom Trunk Club committed more than $30,000 and employee volunteers to both organizations, which serve communities through innovative programming designed to help individuals find employment.
“At Nordstrom Trunk Club, we understand the power of a good outfit and how that boost of confidence can impact your day-to-day work and career, regardless of your experience or where you are in your career,” said Fanya Chandler, president of Nordstrom Trunk Club. “We designed this program by listening carefully to our employees’ and customers’ passions for giving back. We’re proud and honored to support both of these organizations that share our values and are making a tremendous impact in our communities.”
Nordstrom Trunk Club partnered with Dress for Success to host four volunteer days for employees at their boutiques where employees worked with program clients to create interview outfits. Additionally, Nordstrom Trunk Club hosted a resume boot camp during which Dress for Success clients learned about interview best practices and had mock interviews with Nordstrom Trunk Club employees. Finally, Nordstrom Trunk Club stylists shared their time and style expertise to outfit 20 Dress for Success clients and senior executives in Chicago for a fashion show fundraiser.
“We’re so happy to partner with an organization so well aligned with our mission” said Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success. “Nordstrom Trunk Club is doing important work in their communities to help people become financially independent and reach their goals.”
Nordstrom Trunk Club is also teaming up with Career Gear by providing employee volunteers who provide pro-bono styling services to program participants.
“We may provide the suit, but we are really in the confidence business. We want to help men help themselves while they strive to live their best lives,” said Jesseca Kendall, director of community engagement at Career Gear.
In addition to these partnerships, Nordstrom Trunk Club continues to activate in its local communities with employee-driven activations. Annually, Nordstrom Trunk Club employees nominate and vote on their favorite charitable organizations to receive grants that help achieve their missions. Last year’s winning organizations were Chicago’s Anti-Cruelty Society, St. Jude’s Children’s, and the Alzheimer’s Association.
About Dress for Success
Dress for Success is a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering women to achieve financial independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help them thrive in work and in life. The organization’s programs center on workforce development, employment retention, financial literacy as well as leadership and civic responsibility. These programs rely on the generosity of corporate sponsors and a staff of more than 25,000 volunteers worldwide. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than one million women and operates in nearly 30 countries in more than 150 cities. For more information, visit https://dressforsuccess.org/.
About Career Gear
For over 20 years, Career Gear’s mission has been to provide men with the tools they need to successfully achieve financial independence and become stronger members of their communities. We work tirelessly to boost confidence for improved employment outcomes by focusing on image presentation. For more information, visit https://careergear.org/.