Big Brothers Big Sisters Partners with Nordstrom to Create More Mentor Matches

Nordstrom to Donate a Portion of Sales from its Treasure&Bond Brand to Big Brothers Big Sisters

TAMPA, Fla.(April 21, 2016) — Thanks to a new partnership between Nordstrom and Big Brothers Big Sisters, thousands of children will get the help of a strong adult mentor. Nordstrom has selected Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Canada to be the 2016 beneficiary of its’ Treasure&Bond give-back brand. From February 2016 through January 2017, Nordstrom will donate 2.5 percent of Treasure&Bond net sales to Big Brothers Big Sisters in support of their work to generate one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

“We are thrilled to partner with Nordstrom and their Treasure&Bond brand,” said Pam Iorio, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. “This partnership will help increase funding and awareness of our programs, which will help us create more mentor matches across the country.”

Nordstrom selected BBBS because of its reach and results helping children gain more confidence, do better in school and get along better with friends and family.

“Nordstrom funding will help us to develop innovative mentoring programs for diverse groups of young people in Canada, such as youth from ethno-racial, remote and LGBT communities,” said Peter Coleridge, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada.  “This support will help our programs and services evolve to reach children and youth in new ways, and expand our reach and impact among all young Canadians.”

“When we created the Treasure&Bond brand in 2014, our hope was to offer customers great fashion while also enabling them to feel good about their purchase by giving a portion of the sale to nonprofits that empower youth,” said Mark Tritton, president of Nordstrom Product Group. “Big Brothers Big Sisters creates a network of support that’s invaluable to thousands of youth across the U.S. and Canada, which makes this partnership a natural fit.”

Found in Women’s apparel, footwear and handbags, as well as Men’s and Girls’ apparel departments at Nordstrom stores and online at, the entire Treasure&Bond collection embraces comfortable, laid-back layers, updated classics and lived-in denim.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong, enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters ensures that the children in its program achieve such measurable outcomes as educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 111-year history. With over 300 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 170,000 children (“Littles”), their families and 170,000 volunteer mentors (“Bigs”). Learn more at

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been making a positive difference in the lives of our nation’s youth by developing and implementing a wide range of mentoring programs. Serving as role models, mentors teach by example the importance of giving and giving back, of staying in school, and of having respect for family peers and community. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada provides quality mentoring services for more than 42,000 children and teenagers. Big Brothers Big Sisters currently has over 37,000 volunteer mentors working at 112 agencies that serve children in over 1,100 municipalities across the country. Learn how you can start something at

About Nordstrom
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion specialty retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 326 stores in 39 states, including 121 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 197 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and one clearance store. Additionally, customers are served online through and HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at and its five clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on theNYSE under the symbol JWN.