BOSTON, Aug. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- From June 13 through August 14, all Jordan's Furniture store locations and the Taunton Distribution Center collected new and like-new clothing and shoes in support of Cradles to Crayons' 10th Anniversary Ready for School program—which provides local low-income and homeless children with the essential items needed for a successful school year. Thanks to the generosity of customers, the Jordan's Furniture donation will help 3,758 local children start their school year prepared and dressed for success, from head to toe. A delivery of the donation from Jordan's Furniture to the Cradles To Crayons Giving Factory will take place tomorrow at 10am. The Giving Factory is located at 155 North Beacon Street in Brighton, MA.
"With so many kids right here in our communities who are in need, we are thrilled to be able to deliver, literally, a truck filled with donations to the Cradles to Crayons' Giving Factory so that these young students are ready to head back to school," says Eliot Tatelman, President/CEO of Jordan's Furniture. "The donations, from our wonderful customers, come at a crucial time of year, when so many ready-for-school items have already been distributed. It means a lot to us that this collaboration with Cradles to Crayons is impactful to the children throughout the state. We are proud to be a partner!"
"Many of the children are not used to having things of their own," said Alison Dignam from Horizons for Homeless, one of Cradles to Crayons' Service Partners. "Having quality back to school clothing and supplies that they are proud of boosts their self-esteem during their first school age experiences."
Cradles to Crayons is committed to the idea that "Quality=Dignity," ensuring all distributed essentials meet high quality standards so kids can confidently focus on learning. Volunteers at the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory® in Brighton, MA help sort, inspect, and assemble donations into individually-tailored KidPacks® that go directly to local children ages birth to 12 years old through Cradles to Crayons' network of 124 Service Partners—agencies such as MSPCC, Horizons for Homeless Children, Head Start Programs and more. This latest donation from Jordan's Furniture marks the fifth year of this integral partnership, which has helped more than 13,000 children to date.
"Starting school without the proper clothing, shoes, and other essentials can create social and emotional obstacles for children," said Cradles to Crayons Founder and CEO, Lynn Margherio. "Over the past five years, Jordan's Furniture's contribution to our Ready for School program has enabled thousands of kids to enter the classroom on the first day of school with confidence. I am so thankful for this critical partnership— being able to rely on Jordan's as a consistent source of support for this program means so much to us and the children we serve."
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