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Baseball equipment for inner-city youth
In partnership with the Red Sox Foundation
Taunton, MA – There may be snow on the ground and cold temperatures in the air but it’s time to think baseball! Specifically youth baseball. Jordan’s Furniture is proud to announce the launch of their 2018 Double Play Youth Baseball Donation Program, a project that will supply like-new baseball/softball equipment to inner-city youth for the upcoming season. 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 today and running through April 15th, 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).
“This is the eighth year that we are running our youth baseball donation program because we have seen in past seasons that the equipment gets directly in the hands of kids who need it. And the need does not end”, said Eliot Tatelman, President and CEO of Jordan’s Furniture. “In this day and age of pay-to-play, there are thousands of kids that just cannot afford to play sports. We are excited to, again, team up with the Red Sox Foundation…the perfect partner!”.
“Jordan’s Furniture is a tremendous partner in the community. They are providing an incredible resource to hundreds of youth baseball and softball players by creating the Double Play Program,” said Red Sox Foundation Executive Director, Bekah Salwasser. “We are so appreciative of their commitment and willingness to collaborate to ensure youth have the critical access to recreational opportunities to stay healthy and happy throughout the summer.”
Baseball equipment for inner-city youth
In partnership with the New Haven YMCA Youth Center
There may be snow on the ground and cold temperatures in the air but it’s time to think baseball! Specifically youth baseball. Jordan’s Furniture is proud to announce the launch of their 2018 Double Play Youth Baseball Donation Program, a project that will supply like-new baseball/softball equipment to inner-city youth for the upcoming season. In partnership with the New Haven YMCA Youth Center, equipment will be distributed to inner-city youth.
Starting today and running through April 15th, equipment donations can be dropped off at Jordan’s Furniture New Haven Long Wharf. 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).
“There are so many kids right in our back yard who just do not have the opportunity to play sports, due to the expense of equipment” said Eliot Tatelman, President and CEO of Jordan’s Furniture. “That is why we are so excited to team up with New Haven YMCA Youth Center…the perfect partner! They will get the donated equipment directly in the hands of local youth who simply have not played ball”.
“We are excited to partner with Jordan’s Furniture and the Double Play Youth Baseball Program. At the New Haven YMCA Youth Center, we are dedicated to youth development” said Emily Jackson, District Executive Director of the New Haven YMCA Youth Center. “Many of the youth we serve, have never had the opportunity to explore baseball. Jordan’s Furniture will help provide the equipment necessary to give another opportunity our youth in New Haven.”
Held at Jordan's Furniture New Haven, Long Wharf
Jordan's neighbor Canal Dock Boathouse, Inc. (CDBi) held a team-oriented, no-experience-necessary sporting event for the New Haven community on Sunday January 21, 2018 at the Jordan's Furniture store in New Haven. The Indoor Rowing Relay & Raffle took place from 8:30am to 11am in the "It Adventure Ropes Course" area. The Indoor Rowing Relay featured a friendly competition between 75 competitors. Spectators, volunteers, and parents watched as they used indoor rowing machines to compete. The races were projected live onto the large wall behind the Water Show fountain in the ropes course area, creating fun for spectators, as well.
Over $2500 in donated raffle prizes were given away. The funds raised from the event will be used for equipment such as dragon boats, rowing shells, paddles, and life jackets, coaches' salaries for public school student programs, and rental of the Quinnipiac River Marina for housing and maintenance of the organization's boating equipment.
Canal Dock Boathouse, Inc. (CDBi) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in New Haven. They operate a community-oriented, waterfront center to support programming of non-motorized boating activities, as well as environmental education programs through a partnership with the University of New Haven. For more information about CDBi, please visit: www.canaldock.org or www.facebook.com/CanalDock.
From October through December 2017, all Jordan’s Furniture locations accepted like-new, gently-used winter coats for all ages, as a Corporate Partner and Sponsor of Coats For Kids, a program run by Caring Partners Inc. that provides winter garment for area families. Through the generosity of Jordan’s customers, over 8,400 winter coats of all sizes for both children and adults were dropped off during the 3-month collection period. All coats were cleaned free of charge by Antons Cleaners. The donated coats were distributed to area families in-need by partners such as The Salvation Army, Mass Coalition for the Homeless, Children’s Friend, MASSCAP, the Wish Project, Jumpstart, Community Giving Tree, New Reach Inc. and many others, including social service agencies in MA, NH, RI, and CT.
Jordan’s Furniture has been a proud sponsor and partner with Coats For Kids for over 12 years. A radio public-service-campaign aired throughout the market, voiced by Jordan’s President and CEO Eliot Tatelman. To help further publicize the program, Jordan’s displayed posters in all stores, included information on the company’s website, posted messages on social media, and deployed email blasts. “It has always been important for us to give back to the community,” says Tatelman. “We offer our stores as drop-off locations for donations, making it easy for our customers to participate in the program. Antons Cleaners does a such a great job and we are proud that our involvement helps to generate thousands and thousands of coats for families right in our neighborhoods.”
Jordan’s also provided many of the prizes for Coats For Kids School Rewards, including donations toward after-school or sports programs to the schools that collected the most number of coats. Tickets to Jordan’s Sunbrella IMAX Theaters were also donated to winning schools. Congratulations to the Academy of Notre Dame, the Woodward School, and Pappas Rehabilitation School for Children as the big winners!
The mission of Coats for Kids is simple, “Anyone who needs a coat will have one.” Since the program’s conception by Antons in 1995, over one million coats have been collected and distributed. Coats For Kids is a Caring Partners program and is sponsored by Jordan’s Furniture, Antons Cleaners, and Enterprise Bank.