News & Events
On Wednesday December 18, 2013, Jordan's Furniture hosted a meeting with the Warwick Department of Tourism, including the RI Governor, the Warwick Mayor, and Jordan's President/CEO Eliot Tatelman. The event took place in the Splash Theater of the Jordan's Warwick store. The goal of the meeting was to discuss current state issues and the status of RI tourism and how the offices can assist each other. In attendance were the six (6) regional Directors of Tourism from Newport, Providence, South County, Block Island, Warwick, and Blackstone. The Governor also brought members of his staff including the Economic Development Director and the Special Projects Manager. In addition to the meeting agenda, the guests enjoyed lunch and the Splash Show.
Employees donate over 500 gifts
Employees of Jordan's Furniture helped to make the holidays a cause for celebration for many local children in-need this year. Holiday gifts, donated by the J-Team, went to Head Start Programs in the neighborhoods of Jordan's Furniture stores. The company partnered with six (6) area Head Start schools and participating employees purchased and wrapped gifts for over 500 children at the specific schools. The gift program served the children and families in the areas of Taunton, Avon, Natick/Framingham, Reading, Nashua NH, and Warwick RI. The gifts were delivered to each school in time to be distributed to families. Jordan's Furniture is proud to make the holidays brighter for some very special children.
December 2013 Jordan's Furniture underwrites mentor tickets for Ocean State Theater production in Warwick RI
WARWICK, RI – Ocean State Theatre Company is pleased to announce that they have partnered with Jordan’s Furniture to offer a live theatrical experience to underserved children through two statewide mentoring programs.
Philanthropy and Community Outreach is an important part of the business philosophy at Jordan’s Furniture, the New England based furniture retailer, which opened its sixth location at the Warwick Mall in December 2011.
The contribution received from Jordan’s Furniture will be used to underwrite both discounted tickets for mentors and free tickets for mentees involved with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Ocean State, as well as Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education (RISE), to the Saturday, December 21 2:00 pm performance of OSTC’s Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical. "We are proud to support the Ocean State Theater Company", says Jordan’s Furniture President and CEO Eliot Tatelman. "It is important to us that 100% of our donation went towards getting youth to see the show, who might otherwise not have the opportunity to attend theater."
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Ocean State provides mentors to boys and girls between the ages of 7 - 15. The goals of their partnerships include educational success, avoidance of risky behavior, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships. Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education (RISE) provides scholarships and mentoring to children of currently and formerly incarcerated parents in order to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty, crime and addiction that too often threatens them.
"Shared experiences are extraordinarily important. They help us feel more connected to the world around us," said Amiee Turner, CEO of Ocean State Theatre Company. "Live theatre in particular has a real and studied ability to facilitate personal growth, improve mental health, improve empathy, and promote conversations. We are thrilled to partner with Jordan’s Furniture in order to offer an experience that the mentor can share with their mentee."
Santa brought holiday cheer to kids and their families during the Genesis Fund's ninth annual holiday party for children with Down Syndrome on Sunday December 8, 2013 at Jordan's Furniture in Avon. Children and their families opened presents from Santa while they enjoyed the historic Enchanted Village, as well as the brand new indoor skating rink called Enchanted Ice. They also experienced Polar Express 4D The Ride, the Holiday Laser LITE Show, face painting, the Reindeer Game and breakfast. About 250 guests attended the party, including parents and families of the Feingold Center for Children, along with Dr. Murray Feingold, founder of the Genesis Fund. The Genesis Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds for the specialized care and treatment of New England-area children born with birth defects, genetic diseases and intellectual disabilities.
Event raises important funds for area children in-need
On Wednesday night December 4th, hundreds of supporters came together at the Rattlesnake Bar & Grill on Boylston Street in Boston to show their support for Globe Santa, a charitable organization that is part of the Boston Globe Foundation. “Rattlin’ Around The Christmas Tree” included live jazz entertainment, a special fashion show, a live/silent auction, gourmet food, and celebrity bartenders. The list of celebrity bartenders included Eliot Tatelman (Jordan’s President and CEO), Joe Morgan (former MLB second baseman), Joe Castiglione (Red Sox Radio broadcaster), and Dan Shaughnessy (Boston Globe Sports Reporter). Globe Santa assists area families during the holiday season.
Friday November 22, 2013 was National Adoption Day and over 100 children in 6 courts statewide were legalized for adoption from foster care on that day. To honor the cause, a press conference took place at the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse in Boston, where Eliot was one of the many speakers, due to Jordan’s partnership with the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) and with the Department of Children & Families (DCF). Other speakers included MARE Executive Director Lisa Funaro, DCF Assistant Commissioner Mary Gambon, Health & Human Secretary John Polanowicz, Chief Justice Angela Ordonez, Associate Justice Marjory German, Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson, and an adoptive family with their new children. A reception took place at the Boston courthouse prior to the press conference and guests were welcome to witness many of the adoption legalizations after the event.
The Boys & Girls Club of Taunton honored Jordan’s Furniture with their 2013 Corporate Service to Youth Award at its Annual Dinner on November 21st. Jordan’s has been an important partner of the Club, supporting their programs and sponsoring many of their events over the years. "We cannot overstate the crucial role that local businesses play in ensuring the success of nonprofits, especially since organizations like the Club rely solely on support from the community as a whole, be it individuals or private companies.", said club Executive Director Jill Precopio. For over a century, the Boys & Girls Club of Taunton has served a vital role as a safe and fun environment for the young people in the Taunton community. "We congratulate Jordan’s on their Corporate Service to Youth Award. On behalf of our entire organization, thank you for your continued support!" added Precopio. Serving over 900 members annually, the mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Taunton is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. For over 100 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Taunton has provided a safe, fun environment where young people of all backgrounds can grow and thrive.
Jordan's celebrates National Adoption Day with a private event at The Enchanted Village
In honor of the 2013 National Adoption Day, Jordan's Furniture invited families who adopted through foster care to a special, private event at the Enchanted Village on Sunday morning, November 24th. Hundreds of families enjoyed the sights and sounds of the iconic display, along with a catered breakfast, roving entertainment, Polar Express 4D The Ride, the holiday laser LITE show, and Enchanted Ice, Jordan's new indoor ice skating rink. Eliot Tatelman, Jordan's President and CEO, was on hand to greet the guests and enjoy the activities with the families. The event was to honor the hundreds of families who open their homes and their hearts to the children living in foster care by creating a permanent home for these special kids.
Jordan's Furniture in Reading has received the Green Business Award from the Reading Climate Advisory Committee. By the use of a computer energy management system, LED lighting, and absorption chillers for heat and air conditioning, Jordan's reduced their electrical energy requirement by fifty percent in nine years of operation. Energy-saving projects within the building include:
- The change to LED lighting
- Air conditioning that is powered by natural gas and not electricity
- Variable motors and computer controlled chiller pumps
- Energy-recovery boxes for heating and cooling the building
- Carbon dioxide computer sensors
- Tinted film on south-facing showroom windows (to decrease air-conditioning needs)
- Installation on new IMAX digital projectors (rather than film)
- Water conservation
A small awards presentation took place on Friday November 8 2013 in the Reading store where the Reading Climate Advisory Committee presented the Green Business Award to Jordan's Furniture for its achievement in energy reduction and its continued search to reduce its energy load.
All five store locations and Distribution Center will serve as donation drop-off centers.
Jordan’s Furniture is proud to once again sponsor the Coats For Kids program. The service initiative is aimed at collecting and donating gently-used, quality winter garments for both children and adults of families in need. Winter garment donations will be accepted at all Jordan's Furniture locations, Jordan’s Taunton Distribution Center, and all Anton’s Cleaners locations until January 12, 2014.
Distribution partners include The Salvation Army, The Wish Project, Jumpstart, Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, Rosie’s Place, MASSCAP, BU Medical Center’s Outreach Van, Community Giving Tree, and many others. Donated items are provided to families in need in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. SPECIAL CHALLENGE FOR STUDENTS! Students can get involved with Coats for Kids, too. Jordan's Furniture will reward those schools that drum up the most support. A $1,200 prize will be awarded to the 1st place elementary school and the 1st place middle school, along with a select number of tickets to the Tempurpedic IMAX 3D Theater.
Schools can register online at www.antons.com/cfk. (NOTE: School prize awarded in the form of a Jordan’s gift card and in the form of theater passes.)
Hosted by Jordan’s Furniture in the Reading location
In partnership with the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) and the Department of Children & Families (DCF), Jordan’s Furniture held the 2013 Adoption Option on Sunday morning, September 29thin their Reading store. The free event was open to anyone interested in the adoption of children or sibling groups from foster care. It was hosted by Jordan’s President/CEO Eliot Tatelman.
Over 600 guests attended the Adoption Option, including families interested in adoption, children in foster care, social workers, experienced adoptive families, and volunteers. There were activities and food in the Beantown area of the store, an Orientation in the IMAX Theater, and workshops is the showrooms. Guests learned about the adoption process, talked to social workers one-on-one, and heard from experienced adoptive families. Participants also met children and interacted with them through fun activities, if they chose.
The goal of The Adoption Option was to find permanent, loving families for the waiting children. We hope to see lots and lots of “matches” over the next couple of months, as a result of the event. It was a fantastic morning, filled with a lot of communication.
For more information about adoption through foster care, please contact MARE at www.MAREinc.org or call 1-617-54-ADOPT. Jordan’s Furniture wants to thank all of the guests who attended the 2013 Adoption Option for wanting to make a difference in your life and the life of a child.
October 2013 Jordan’s Furniture in Warwick hosts the 2013 Annual Event for the Warwick Boys & Girls Club at Splash!
Over 150 supporters came together on September 26th for the Warwick Boys & Girls Club in the Splash Theater at Jordan’s Furniture in the Warwick Mall. The guests enjoyed cocktails, appetizers, and live music, following by a speaking program including the Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Lara D’Antuono, The Warwick Mall Manager Domenic Schiavone, and Jordan’s President/CEO Eliot Tatelman, who was also Honorary Chairman of the event. New members and the Board were installed by the Chief of Police. The evening ended with private viewings of Splash, the water laser-light music show at Jordan’s. The Warwick Boys & Girls Club supports over 1,500 youth each year with after-school programs, educational programs, tutoring, drug prevention classes, and much more. Jordan’s Furniture was proud to host the event and support such a worthy organization.
September 2013 Jordan’s Furniture and Cradles To Crayons help children in-need get ready to learn from head to toe
Jordan’s customers donate to the 2013 "Ready For School" program - Over 1,500 students helped!
The school season is here and Jordan’s customers get an A+ for their generous donations of clothing and shoes to make sure that every child started the school year off on the right foot. From July 8, 2013 through September 9, 2013, donations of new or like-new school clothes and shoes were dropped off at all Jordan's locations, including the Taunton Distribution Center. All donations went to the Cradles To Crayons' "Ready For School" program, an initiative that supports children (infant to 12 years old) living in homeless or low-income situations. Over 1,500 area children in-need benefited from the Jordan’s donations. All items were distributed through local partnering social service agencies, in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Thank you to all of the fabulous Jordan’s customers for the donations! Your generosity made "back to school" mean so much more for some great kids!
September 2013 Jordan’s Furniture hosts private event for Department of Children and Families’ video mentor program
Participating youth in foster care honored on September 17 2013 at the Natick IMAX Theater
Over 150 guests came together on Tuesday afternoon September 17th at Jordan’s IMAX Theater in Natick to acknowledge youth in foster care who participated in a special video mentor program. An important part of finding families for every child under DCF care is hearing the stories of the children themselves. On a storm-filled February weekend, young adults, their supporters, and DCF staff met with representatives from the National Resource Center on Permanency Planning to develop and record the digital stories. These digital stories emphasize how caring adults create valuable opportunities for youth. The short individual videos show that one person can change the lifetime of a child in a positive and productive way. The US Department of Health and Human Services Children's Bureau has hosted these stories on their national website. The DCF Video Premiere event at Jordan’s Furniture included a pre-reception, a special screening of the youth videos and a post-reception with photos. Guests included honored youth, partners, mentors, foster families, social workers, volunteers, and DCF staff.
Jordan’s Furniture in Reading on Sunday September 29th at 9am
Hosted by Jordan’s President/CEO Eliot Tatelman
In partnership with the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE), Jordan’s Furniture will hold the 2013 Adoption Option on Sunday morning, September 29th in their Reading store. The event is open to anyone interested in the adoption of children or sibling groups from foster care. It will be hosted by Jordan’s President/CEO Eliot Tatelman.
Guests can learn about the adoption process, talk to social workers one-on-one, and hear experiences from adoptive families. Participants can also meet children and interact with them through fun activities, if they choose. The goal of The Adoption Option is to find permanent, loving families for the waiting children.
For more information about the 2013 Adoption Option and adoption through foster care, please contact MARE at www.MAREinc.org or call 1-617-54-ADOPT. Thank you for making a difference in your life and the life of a child.
Visit Jelly Belly on tour at Jordan’s Furniture in Reading on Thursday July 18th from noon to 4pm. Don’t miss the 40-foot Jelly Belly RV! Sample the newest Jelly Belly products including Snapple flavor beans and Chocolate Dips. Play the “What’s New” Spin Wheel and win some delicious treats!
July 2013 Jordan’s Furniture and Cradles To Crayons want to help children in-need get ready to learn from head to toe!
Donate new or like-new clothes and shoes from July 8th through September 9th to the "Ready For School" program
The first day of school is right around the corner and Jordan's Furniture, along with Cradles to Crayons, wants to make sure that every child will start the school year off on the right foot. From July 8, 2013 through September 9, 2013, bring your new or like-new school clothes and shoes to any Jordan's location, including the Taunton Distribution Center. Cradles To Crayons' "Ready For School" program will make sure that your donation helps children (infant to 12 years old) living in homeless or low-income situations. Accepted clothing includes pants, shirts, sweatshirts, pajamas, socks (new) and undergarments (new). Accepted shoes include sneakers and winter boots (sizes infant to adult 9).
Cradles to Crayons strives to provide every child with the essentials they need to feel valued, so please donate like-new, high-quality items. No rips, stains, or tears. Donation items are distributed through local partnering social service agencies, in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Click here for more information. Thank you ahead of time for your donation. It will make "back to school" mean so much more for some great kids!
At all Jordan’s Furniture locations from June 21, 2013 – June 23, 2013, social workers were on-hand to talk to customers about adoption from foster care. Customers found out about older children and sibling groups waiting to be adopted. They had one-on-one, in-depth conversations with social workers. Many people just stopped by to pick up information. Adoption Information Weekend was in partnership with the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (www.mareinc.org) and the Department of Children and Families. Adoption from foster care…it could change your life and the life of a child.
June 2013 Jordan’s Furniture recognized by Anton’s Cleaners for partnership with Coats For Kids and Belle of the Ball
Eliot Tatelman acknowledged at Anton's Cleaners' 100-year Anniversary Celebration
On Wednesday, June 12, 2013, Eliot Tatelman and Jordan's Furniture were recognized by Anton's Cleaners for the support of 2 important community programs – Coats For Kids and Belle of the Ball. The recognition took place at the 100-year Anniversary Celebration of Anton's Cleaners, started in 1913 by the grandfather of the current co-owners, Charles and Arthur Anton. Jordan's Furniture and Anton's Cleaners are alike in more ways than anyone may imagine. Both companies are located in New England, focus on providing exceptional quality and customer service to their customers, and actively give back to the communities they serve.
Jordan's Furniture has been a long-standing partner for both Caring Partners, Inc. programs: Belle of the Ball and Coats for Kids. Jordan's provides significant promotional support for both programs, providing information on their website, in-store campaigns, and radio campaigns in the New England Market. In addition to promotional support, Jordan's is the only other official drop-off site other than Anton's Cleaners for both Belle of the Ball and Coats for Kids. Each year, Jordan's holds a dress and coat collection in all five stores (Avon, Nashua, Natick, Reading, and Warwick, RI). Since Jordan's Furniture has partnered with Anton's Cleaners in 2006 to enhance Belle of the Ball and Coats for Kids, they have generated a total of 20,360 dresses and 36,420 coats. "Jordan's has always believed in giving back to the community and there are many different charitable initiatives that we coordinate" says Eliot. "However, our sustained attention toward Coats For Kids and toward Belle of the Ball is due to one reason…results. Our partnership with these programs helps to find warm clothes for families and helps to create wonderful memories for high school girls. It has been a pleasure to partner with Anton's Cleaners on these two fantastic programs, knowing that the results assist youth and families right in our back yard. It makes it all worthwhile."
Friday June 21 4pm to 8pm
Saturday June 22 noon to 6pm
Sunday June 23 Noon to 6pm
All Jordan’s locations
Have you ever wondered if you could adopt an older child? It’s a big step…but one that people take every day. If you’ve ever thought about it, here’s your chance to find out if you can do it. On June 21st, 22nd, and 23rd all Jordan’s Furniture locations, you can learn about adoption from foster care. Find out about older children and sibling groups waiting to be adopted. Have one-on-one, in-depth conversations with social workers…Or just stop buy and pick up some information. No pressure. And you have a whole weekend! Come to any Jordan’s Furniture location June 21st, 22nd, or 23rd and find out if it’s time to take that big step. It could change your life…and the life of a child. In partnership with the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (www.mareinc.org) and the Department of Children and Families.
To benefit the Massachusetts Resource Exchange (MARE)
$60,000 Raised to Help Local Children Find Permanent Families
Boston, MA- Some important steps were taken on May 19 – steps that will help local children and teens in foster care find the “forever families” they have been waiting for.
More than 500 adoption supporters and volunteers descended on Jordan’s Furniture in East Taunton for The Walk for Adoption. This non-competitive 5-K walk raised $60,000 for the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange’s (MARE’s) work to recruit adoptive parents for the hardest-to-place youth in state foster care. More than 800 individuals donated to this event in direct support of MARE.
The Walk brought together adoptive families from all over Massachusetts. NECN TV reporter Eileen Curran, her husband WCVB news anchor Bob Halloran, and their family led the Walk, with their adopted daughter. Why did other families walk? As one child explained, “I Walk for Adoption to help kids find families as great as mine.” The Edwards family, who adopted their son from foster care and were a top fundraiser for the event, put it this way: “We Walk for Adoption because we believe family means belonging and love, not biology!”
Eliot Tatelman, Jordan’s President and CEO, was also in attendance. He welcomed the crowd and then kicked off the event by personally shaking participants’ hands as they walked under a balloon arch to start the race. “We are proud to host this wonderful event for the fourth year. It is so great to not only see these wonderful families come together but to also know that the money raised for MARE programs will help find future homes for some very special kids.”
Walkers enjoyed a 5-K stroll around the Jordan’s Furniture corporate warehouse and enjoyed a post-walk party with a carnival atmosphere – stilt walker, caricatures, photo booth, arts & crafts activities, face painting, balloon art, raffles and more!
“This event not only raised critical funds, but it also helped bring people together to celebrate the importance of adoption,” said Lisa Funaro, executive director of MARE. “Every child deserves a loving family.”
Donated equipment delivered to Fenway for the Red Sox Foundation
On Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 9am, Jordan’s Furniture proudly delivered a truck full of baseball and softball equipment to Fenway Park for the Red Sox Foundation’s inner city youth baseball program.
Through their "Double Play Youth Baseball Program," Jordan’s Furniture collected gently used baseball and softball equipment from customers at all store locations to donate to the official Red Sox team charity for distribution to their Rookie and RBI youth baseball league teams.
"In this day and age of pay-to-play, there are thousands of kids that just cannot afford to play sports," said Eliot Tatelman of Jordan’s Furniture. "We think that every youth should be able to enjoy America’s favorite pastime, so we created the Play Ball Program. And with the help of the Red Sox Foundation, we’ll be able to reach a lot of inner-city kids in our area."
"We are grateful to partner with community champion Jordan’s Furniture on this terrific equipment drive," said Red Sox Foundation Executive Director Gena Borson. "Through the collection of gently used equipment, Jordan’s is making summer games possible for many disadvantaged kids."
This is the third year that Jordan’s has run the youth baseball collection program.
In partnership with NY Life Insurance
Jordan’s Furniture is proud to host Child ID Day, in partnership with New York Life Insurance Company, to help make sure children are safe during emergency situations. Stop by any Jordan’s location between 11am and 4pm on Sunday June 2nd to create a personal Child ID Card, using the nation’s most comprehensive digital fingerprinting child identification system. Each Child ID Card will include a child’s photo, fingerprints, contacts, and other pertinent information needed by the police in case of an emergency. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and will receive the identification card free of charge, courtesy of New York Life Insurance. Jordan’s Furniture and New York Life want to help you give your family the gift of protection, security, and peace of mind so join us on June 2nd for Child ID Day.
Over 200 youth in foster care earn diplomas and are honored at event with Eliot Tatelman
On Sunday evening, May 5th of 2013, Jordan's Furniture and the Department of Children and Families (DCF) celebrated youth in foster care who were graduates from the Class of 2013. The event took place at the Jordan's store in Reading, MA and was hosted by Eliot Tatelman, Jordan's President and CEO.
The evening included dinner, entertainment, an awards presentation and a speaking program to acknowledge the academic Acheivements of the youth in foster care, who came from all over the Commonwealth, including 2 buses from Springfield. Each youth received a Certificate of Acheivement, along with a gift including an Adidas sports bag, a Red Sox hoodie and cap, a TJMaxx/Marshalls gift card, and a Target gift card. The youth were addressed by speakers with motivational messages including Eliot, Joe Fallon from The Fallon Company, Frank Stasiowski from PSMJ Resources, and Olga Roche as Acting Commissioner of DCF.
Eliot Tatelman and Jordan's Furniture have been sponsoring this Acheivement celebration for foster youth since 2002, when over 75 celebrants from the DCF Metro Region were invited to the IMAX Theater in Natick. In 2007, the event grew and youth from across the state joined in the celebration. The celebration is now held in Reading to accommodate the number of youth, their foster parents, siblings, and social workers who gather to celebrate their academic Acheivements each May. Over 220 graduates attended the 2013 event.
"Each year, this event gets bigger and bigger. We are thrilled to continue the tradition of honoring the youth," said Tatelman. "It is important to acknowledge the academic Acheivements of these great kids, many who have made it through some adverse conditions. It is our way to show our support to them. We look forward to future events and to the continued partnership with DCF."
In April 2013, the Splash Theater in the Jordan’s Warwick location was the venue for an event with Westbay Community Action, a charitable organization that educates children, feeds seniors, and responds to emergencies that can occur to an individual, single parent or family. The mission of Westbay Community Action is to assist economically disadvantaged area residents achieve, with the goal to sustain self-sufficiency and stability. The fundraising event at Jordan’s Furniture specifically benefited Westbay’s RSVP Program (Retired Senior Volunteer Program), a program that offers a large network of opportunities where volunteers can teach, learn, and serve as important resources in the community. It includes over 580 dedicated volunteers who utilize their life experiences and skills to mentor students, visit shut-ins, provide senior center services, provide medical transportation, and much more. In 2012 alone, volunteers provided over 75,000 hours of service.
The April 2013 event at Jordan’s Furniture included a wine tasting by People’s Liquors, food by Marcera’s Restaurant, a Silent Auction, a Raffle, and the Splash show called “Pulse”. Many supporters, donors, and volunteers of Westbay Community Action enjoyed the evening.
April 2013 Jordan’s Furniture collects over 3,000 prom dresses for the 2013 Belle of the Ball program!
Jordan's Furniture teamed up with Anton's Cleaners to deliver gently used, like-new prom gowns and cocktail dresses to girls in need looking to attend their high school prom. Donations were collected from February 1st through April 1st at all Jordan's Furniture locations. And Jordan's customers delivered! A total of 3,384 gently-used dresses were collected. These dresses, along with the ones donated through Anton Cleaners, will be distributed to girls in need at an "invitation only" boutique in late April, enabling high school girls to try on and select a free gown. A typical boutique usually includes over 2,000 dresses, all professionally dry-cleaned by Anton's Cleaners. Over 300 volunteers assist the girls, serving as their personal shoppers. Invitations are arranged through a Referral Partners Program of 125 public and private agencies. More than 1,500 girls have been outfitted since the Belle of the Ball program began in 2005. Thank you to everyone who contributed. You made a special night come true for a lot of young women.
The Rhode Island Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) and Jordan's Furniture joined forces on Sunday evening March 10th for a country line dance event at the Splash Theater at the Jordan's Furniture location in the Warwick Mall. Part of MADD's mission is to prevent underage drinking and to expose youth to various activities that reinforce the fact that you can have fun without the use of alcohol or drugs. One of the more popular activities is Country Line Dancing lessons. MADD RI Board Vice Chair, John Miech, and Central Falls High School STAR (SADD) program advisor, Samantha Desmarais coordinated the event at Jordan's Furniture in Warwick. The event was open to students from 22 different high schools interested in a fun evening without alcohol and/or drugs. Mr. Miech and Ms. Desmarais taught several line dances at the event. According to Miech; "Enabling and encouraging the students to try something that might be outside their norm, allows them to see that there are fun alternatives that don't have to involve alcohol or drugs." The guests also enjoyed food, raffles, and the Splash water/laser show called "Pulse".
Jordan's Furniture believes in giving back to the community and provides their Splash Theater to non-profit, 501c3 recognized charities for events like MADD RI's "Country Splash Dance". Heather Copelas, Jordan's Marketing Communications Manager, said "Jordan's Furniture is proud to host an event for young people that highlights alternative activities to drinking and drugs. Our Splash Theater is the perfect venue for the Country Splash Dance. We have been in the Warwick mall for over a year now and are very happy to be able to support wonderful Rhode Island organizations such as MADD RI."
February 2013 Jordan's Furniture sponsored the 2013 Red Sox Spring Training Kick-Off appearance at the Warwick Mall
Hundreds of fans came out to meet TV broadcasters Jerry Remy, Don Orsillo, and Jenny Dell
In partnership with NESN, NBC10, and the Warwick Mall, Jordan's Furniture sponsored a Red Sox Spring Training Kick-Off appearance on Friday, February 15th from 3pm to 4:30pm with Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy, and Jenny Dell. The meet-and-greet took place in front of Jordan's Furniture inside the mall. Hundreds of baseball fans came out to meet the broadcasters The guests had a chance to take photos, get autographs, and ask questions. With Opening Day less than 2 months away from the Kick-Off appearance, there were lots of questions about the roster, the upcoming season, and the broadcasters' favorite players!
February 2013 Jordan’s hosts private documentary screening for the Reading Coalition Against Substance Abuse (RCASA)
On Wednesday night, February 13th, Jordan’s Furniture in Reading held a special screening with the Reading Coalition Against Substance Abuse . RCASA is a local organization of youth & adults who promote a safe, healthy, vibrant community in which everyone makes healthy decisions and ensures that today's resources shape tomorrow's strengths.
The private screening at Jordan’s Tempurpedic IMAX Theater featured “My Name Was Bette: The Life and Death of an Alcoholic” , a 58-minute award-winning documentary produced by Sherri VandenAkker and Josh Hays. The film was followed by a panel discussion with human service professionals, outreach care workers, and disorder specialists, along with the documentary’s producers, writers, and directors. Over 250 guests attended the special event.
Meet TV broadcasters Jerry Remy, Don Orsillo, and Jenny Dell
In partnership with NESN, NBC10, and the Warwick Mall, Jordan’s Furniture is sponsoring a Red Sox Spring Training Kick-Off appearance on Friday, February 15th from 3pm to 4:30pm with Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy, and Jenny Dell. The meet-and-greet will take place inside the mall, near the Jordan's Furniture entrance. Don’t miss the chance to meet your favorite Red Sox broadcasters and even ask questions during a special Q & A session with fans!
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February 22nd through February 24th
Don’t miss the 2013 Classic Rock Art Show at Jordan’s Furniture in Reading, in partnership with WZLX 100.7. The traveling “museum” displays rare photographs, artwork, album art, and gold records. Appearing at the show will be legendary Beatles cartoonist Ron Campbell, animator of Yellow Submarine and the Saturday morning Beatles Cartoons.
The show takes place from February 22nd through February 24th and is free to the public. All works are available to purchase. Come see what you’ve been hearing. Three days only. For more information, visit www.wzlx.radio.com.
January 2013 Jordan’s Furniture in Natick hosts American Cancer Society Relay For Life Kick-Off Celebration
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Kick Off Celebration for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Natick/Framingham/Sherborn will be held at Jordan’s Furniture in Natick on Thursday, January 31st from 6p.m – 8p.m. Stop in anytime during these hours to learn how you can be part of the world’s largest cancer fundraising event. The Relay is going to be held on Saturday, May 18th – Sunday, May 19th at Natick High School. The inspiring overnight event unites the entire community in celebrating those who have had cancer, remembering loved ones lost, and providing an opportunity to fight back against the disease. Relay For Life supports the Society’s mission to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back. You can form a team of your family members and friends, or walk as an individual. Volunteers are also needed to give their time and talent to ensure the success of this year’s Relay For Life event. For more information, please visit http://relayforlife.org/NatickMA.
Employees donate over 500 gifts
The generosity of the Jordan’s Furniture employees came shining through during the 2012 holiday season when gifts were donated to area children in need, through local Head Start Programs. Jordan's partnered with six (6) area Head Start schools and participating J-Team members purchased and wrapped gifts for over 500 children at the specific schools. The gift program served the children and families in the areas of Taunton, Avon, Natick/Framingham, Reading, Nashua NH, and Warwick RI, which are the communities in which Jordan’s stores are located. The gifts were delivered to each school in time to be distributed to families. Jordan’s Furniture is proud to make the holidays brighter for some very special children.