MIAMI (WSVN) – Nordstrom Rack hosted a particular shopping spree with a sibling twist.
On Tuesday morning, the division retailer in Miami partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters for a particular event.
“Just getting a phone call saying I get a shopping spree and I don’t have to do anything just come, feels great,” mentioned Vince Ashley, shopper.
Those who attended have been paired up with a mentor and obtained a $400 reward card to buy to their coronary heart’s content material.
“I work myself, I get my scholarship, but I still put to the side for other people,” mentioned Brielle Espino, shopper. “This is for myself, so it means a lot to me.”
Thanks to Nordstrom Rack, they’ll get to deal with themselves and their family members forward of the vacations.
“I did get the opportunity, but I want to share it with them too,” mentioned Wadly J., shopper, “so the first thing I thought about was my niece, mom and then sister.”
“Money is slow, so this gives me an opportunity to definitely shop for things that I really want or something that I want to get my parents, so I’ll take advantage of that $400,” mentioned Lauren Oates, a consumer.
“I’m shopping for my little cousin, she just came from Haiti, so I wanted to give her a little gift. She loves Barbie dolls, so I got her a little something she can play with,” mentioned Ashley. “Hopefully, the dude can remind her of me.”
Shoppers and staff alike have been excited concerning the alternative.
“To see it happening in my store, it’s very meaningful to see that we’re giving back to the community,” mentioned Jack Balayla, retailer supervisor, “especially here at the Midtown Rack where this area has developed so much, so it’s just a great feeling to see them here having fun and spending the money.”
Also grateful for Nordstrom Rack’s partnership, Vanessa Griffin. She’s the director of Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program.
“We support them through continuing education and just having their Big still there to help them guide through life,” she mentioned.
This is simply one other means they’re feeling the love and assist from Big Brothers Big Sisters with the assistance of Nordstrom Rack.
“Big Brothers Big Sisters has done so much for us, even after I graduated and look at me now,” mentioned Espino. “I just thought it would be like parting, but look, I’m still here, so it means a lot. I am very, very grateful.”
Throughout the year, Nordstrom Rack partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters to assist their mentoring program, and Tuesday was simply one other means they gave again.
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