TAUNTON, Mass., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting today and running until August 30th, all Jordan's Furniture store locations and the Taunton Distribution Center will accept like-new and new clothes and shoes for children (infant to 12 years old) to go toward the Cradles to Crayons "Ready For School" program. Through partnering social service agencies, the donations will go to children in homeless or low-income situations. This will be the fourth year for the partnership between the retailer and the organization.
"We are so proud to be working together with Cradles to Crayons. They run an incredibly impressive and efficient operation, ensuring the dignity of the children and families that they serve," said Eliot Tatelman, Jordan's President and CEO. "It is so important for every child to feel important and worthy. By working with the team at Cradles to Crayons, we hope to do our part in helping area children get ready for school and be prepared to learn. We know that our donation drive made an impact during the last 2 years. We hope for the same success this year."
Cradles to Crayons was founded in 2002 and provides for children from birth through 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive at home, school, and play. Items are distributed to the children via social service agencies such as MSPCC, Horizons For Homeless Children, Head Start Programs, and more.
Cradles to Crayons is based in Brighton, MA where the donations are assembled by staff and volunteers for individual KidPacks. "For the fourth consecutive year, we are thrilled to partner with Jordan's on our Ready for School program," says Sharon Reilly, Executive Director of Cradles to Crayons in Boston. "In 2014, the items collected at Jordan's retail stores helped more than 3,200 children in Massachusetts. We want every child to start the new school year feeling confident form head to toe, and Jordan's contribution is crucial to this effort. On behalf of the 68,000 kids we will serve during our Ready for School initiative, we are very grateful to Jordan's for their unwavering commitment to helping us assist local children in need."
The Jordan's Furniture Cradles to Crayons "Ready For School" donation drive starts today and runs until August 30th. Donations will be accepted at all stores locations in Avon MA, Reading MA, Natick, MA, Nashua, NH, and Warwick, RI, along with the Jordan's Distribution Center in Taunton MA. The donation drive strives to provide every child with essentials they need to feel valued so accepted donations should be like-new or new, with no rips, stains, or tears. Accepted items include pants, shirts, sweatshirts, pajamas (new), socks (new), undergarments (new), sneakers, and school shoes. Donations are for children infant to 12 years old.
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