NORDSTROM ANNOUNCES SIX BENEFICiaRies FOR CF
TORONTO EATON CENTRE AND
YORKDALE SHOPPING CENTRE STORE OPENING GALAS
SEATTLE, Mar. 28, 2016 –
Nordstrom, Inc., a leading
fashion retailer based in the U.S. announced today that it will celebrate the
opening of its CF Toronto Eaton Centre and Yorkdale Shopping Centre stores in
Toronto with two galas to benefit Covenant House Toronto, Humber River Hospital
Foundation, Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario POGO, SickKids Foundation, St. Michael’s
Hospital Foundation and Women’s College Hospital Foundation. The CF Toronto
Eaton Centre gala will take place on Wednesday, September 14 and the Yorkdale
Shopping Centre gala will take place on Wednesday, October 19. Nordstrom CF Toronto
Eaton Centre officially opens on Friday, September 16 and Nordstrom Yorkdale
Centre opens on Friday, October 21.
Gala attendees will be among the
first to preview the new stores, while enjoying cocktails, gourmet delights,
desserts, live entertainment, fashion presentations and the opportunity to
shop. The Nordstrom CF Toronto Eaton Centre gala will also include a tented
runway fashion show. Nordstrom will underwrite each event and 100 percent of
ticket sales will directly benefit the organizations. Tickets are $150 per
person for each gala and will go on sale on June 22.
“Giving back to the communities
where we have stores is very important to us, even before we open our doors for
business,” said Todd Buntin, Nordstrom CF Toronto Eaton Centre store manager. “We’re
proud to partner on our signature opening events with these six impressive
organizations that touch the lives of so many people here in Toronto.”
“We invite everyone to join us
for our opening galas and together we can support the community and celebrate
fashion in two wonderful evenings,” said Brynn Herthel, Nordstrom Yorkdale
Shopping Centre store manager.
As Canada's largest homeless
youth agency, Covenant House
Toronto changes lives by providing the widest range of services and
support under one roof. They serve as many as 250 youth daily every year
through their 24/7 crisis shelter, transitional housing on-site and in the
community as well as their comprehensive services, including education,
counselling, health care, employment assistance, job training and aftercare.
Covenant House educates and advocates for change to help at-risk, homeless and
trafficked youth by influencing public policy and delivering prevention and
awareness programs. Over the past 34 years, Covenant House has served more than
90,000 young people.
are privileged to be included as a charity partner with a leading retailer like
Nordstrom,” said Covenant House Toronto Executive Director Bruce Rivers. “We
are most grateful for this opportunity to raise both awareness and funds in
support of our work with homeless youth.
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