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Jordan’s Furniture was a primary sponsor in the 2016 Hasbro Children’s Hospital Radiothon that took place on site at the hospital on Thursday April 7th, in partnership with Cumulus Radio. It raised over $430,000! There were live broadcasts by radio stations 630 WPRO, 92 PRO FM, Lite Rock 105, and Hot 106. The stations shared stories of children who have been patients at the hospital and collected donations from listeners, all benefiting the programs and services of Hasbro Children’s Hospital. In addition to the sponsorship, Jordan’s donated the furniture for the Family Area, where families of the hospital could relax between on-air interviews. One lucky family got to take the furniture home with them! Jordan’s Furniture was proud to support this exciting event and happy to support such a worthy cause, benefiting the local children and families of Rhode Island.
Jordan’s Furniture hosts Beanstalk Adventure Morning at Reading store to help find adoptive homes for children and youth in foster careTruck full of donated equipment delivered to Fenway Park
On Saturday April 16th, a Jordan’s Furniture truck pulled up to the Gate K (for kids!) at Fenway Park to make a very special delivery. Due to the generosity of Jordan’s customers, a truck filled with like-new, clean baseball/softball equipment was donated to the Red Sox Foundation. The donation was all part of Jordan’s Double Play Youth Baseball Donation Program, where gently-used and like-new youth baseball equipment is collected at all Jordan’s locations. The equipment is then distributed to an inner-city youth league with over 2000 players, in partnership with the Red Sox Foundation. Due to the donations, there are many participating youth who might not otherwise have the opportunity to play ball. Go team!
Eliot receives Humanitarian Award
On Friday evening April 8th, Brockton Area Multi Services Inc celebrated with donors and supporters at their 2016 Magic of Home Gala that took place at the Granite Links Golf Club Ballroom in Quincy, MA. Hundreds of people came together to support the fine work of BAMSI and to enjoy a cooking demonstration by A&E Celebrity chef Paul Wahlburg, food stations, live entertainment, and an auction. The event was hosted by former WCVB anchor Susan Wornick. During the evening, BAMSI President Tony Simonelli presented Eliot Tatelman, Jordan’s President and CEO, with their 2016 Humanitarian of the Year Award, as a result of the philanthropic efforts with children in-need, with the adoption and foster care communities, and with the many non-profit agencies that Jordan’s partners with including Coats For Kids, Cradles To Crayons, Head Start, and the MA Coalition For The Homeless. Jordan’s Community Outreach aligns with BAMSI’s core values of compassion, honesty, inclusion, and collaboration.
BAMSI is a private non-profit human services organization providing services to adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental illness, behavioral health, and public health needs. With over 85 residential homes and more than 120 day programs, BAMSI supports over 25,000 clients each year through a network of services. Jordan’s is happy to continue the partnership and Eliot was proud to accept the 2016 Humanitarian of the Year Award.
Despite an unseasonable April snowstorm on Sunday morning April 3rd, hundreds of people gathered at the Jordan’s Furniture store in Reading MA before the it opened to the public from 9am to 11am for a private event with partner Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE)…all to find permanent, adoptive homes for some very special children and youth. Over 105 children in foster care and about 95 pre-adoptive families attended, along with social workers from all parts of the state. Families and children got to know each other through fun activities like the BeanStalk Ropes Course, air hockey, foosball, photo necklaces and more. Eliot Tatelman, Jordan’s President and CEO, was on-site to greet everybody and Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson stopped by, too. There was a lot of communication that happened between the guests. In this day and age of technology, it is events such as this one that provide “face time” together and where matches happen and permanent adoptive homes are found. Jordan’s Furniture is proud to continue their support of the adoption and foster care communities and its partnership with MARE.
Furniture retailer is a Gold Sponsor of Brockton-Area Multi Services
For the second year in a row, Jordan’s Furniture is a proud sponsor of Brockton-Area Multi Services, Inc. (BAMSI), a private non-profit human services organization providing services to adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental illness, behavioral health, and public health needs. Since 1975, BAMSI has assisted individuals and families throughout Massachusetts. With over 85 residential homes and more than 120 day programs, BAMSI supports over 25,000 clients each year through a network of services. Jordan’s is proud to continue the partnership.
Baseball equipment for inner-city youth
In partnership with the Red Sox Foundation
Taunton, MA - Jordan’s Furniture is proud to announce the launch of the 2016 Double Play Youth Baseball Donation Program, a donation project that will supply like-new baseball/softball equipment to inner-city youth. In partnership with the Red Sox Foundation’s Reviving Baseball In Inner Cities (RBI) Program, equipment will be distributed to over 2,000 inner-city youth.
Starting February 1st and running until March 27th, equipment donations can be dropped off at any Jordan’s Furniture location in MA, RI, or NH, including their Taunton Distribution Center. All donations must be in like-new, clean condition. Equipment includes bats (metal only), catcher’s equipment, gloves, cleats (metal and plastic), baseballs (new), and softballs (new).
“In this day and age of pay-to-play, there are thousands of kids that just cannot afford to play sports”, said Eliot Tatelman, President and CEO of Jordan’s Furniture. “We think that every youth should enjoy America’s favorite pastime so we created the Double Play Youth Baseball Program. This is the sixth year 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 for the sixth year,” said Red Sox Foundation Executive Director Gena Borson. “Through the collection of gently used equipment, Jordan’s is making summer games possible for many kids in RBI and in our community.”
The 2016 Double Play Youth Baseball Donation Program runs from February 1st until March 27th. All information can be found online at www.jordans.com.
In the bright lights of red carpet arrivals in February award shows, high school junior and senior girls are constantly reminded that prom season brings enormous stress on local families with limited financial resources. Young women are bombarded with media messages about designer dresses, shoes, jewelry and hair and makeup tips, and yearn to participate in one of the biggest (and most expensive) events in a young adult’s life. For the 12th time, the “Belle of the Ball” prom dress drive is back to help high school junior and senior girls who may choose not to attend this major life event due to financial constraints.
On February 1, 2016, the 12th annual Belle of the Ball Prom Dress Collection program kicked off at all Jordan’s Furniture locations and Antons Cleaners through March 26, 2016. The public is invited to help by donating good quality, gently worn or new prom dresses and like-new special occasion purses.
Jordan’s supports the program by collecting the dresses and by promoting the initiative. Antons cleans the donated prom dresses at no charge. The dresses are distributed to high school junior and senior girls who could not otherwise afford to attend their school’s prom.
These items can be dropped off at any Jordan’s Furniture store or Antons location through March 26, 2016.
According to Eliot Tatelman, President and CEO of Jordan’s Furniture, “We are happy to continue our support of this great program with Anton’s and Caring Partners. Our generous customers donate hundreds of dresses and gowns, and the Belle Boutique Day is so inspiring. We are so proud to play an integral role in Belle of the Ball. It warms our hearts to see the huge smiles on the faces of these wonderful girls each season.”
Last year, Belle of the Ball collected 6,789 dresses as well as thousands of shoes, purses and makeup items from more than 1,000 individuals from local corporations, nonprofits, retailers, media partners and volunteers.
“Prom is one of the most memorable days in a young woman’s life, and as long as this program has been running, we ensure that no high school girl misses her prom for financial reasons,” said Arthur Anton Jr., COO, Anton’s Cleaners and a founder of Belle of the Ball. “Belle of the Ball was established a dozen years ago to let girls feel like a princess on the night of the ball and be beautiful, inside and out, thanks to our team of volunteers and supporters.”
Promotional partners on board this year including Jordan’s Furniture, FOX25, The Bull 101.7, Kiss 108 FM, JAM’N 94.5, and Wicked Local.
Donates over 7,800 winter garments to area families
A long-time supporter of the Coats For Kids Program with Anton’s Cleaners, Jordan’s Furniture began collecting gently-used and like-new coats in late 2015. Winter garments for all ages were gathered at all five Jordan’s locations, along with the Taunton Distribution Center. And after 3 long, cold months, Jordan’s generous customers delivered! Over 7,800 winter coats (7,871 to be exact) for all ages were collected by Jordan’s Furniture. Once cleaned (free of charge by Anton’s Cleaners), coats are distributed through the Coats for Kids Distribution Partners , including BU Medical Center Outreach Van Project, Catholic Charities, Community Giving Tree, Massachusetts Community Action Programs (MASSCAP), Mental Health Association of Greater Lowell, Middlesex Human Service Agency, Salvation Army, Taunton State Hospital, Wish Project and many more . “Jordan’s Furniture has supported Coats For Kids for a long time”, says Eliot Tatelman, Jordan’s President and CEO. “Each year, our wonderful customers hear the message and answer the call. I am continually amazed by the generosity of the people around us. To be able to contribute so many garments to families in our communities who are underserved is a great feeling.” Jordan’s Furniture is proud to be a significant contributor and partner with Coats For Kids, making the winter a bit warmer for many area families in-need.