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For the Week of September 24, 2023

New England Parkinson’s Ride for The Michael J. Fox Foundation

On Saturday, September 9, David Sarlitto, Executive Director of the OSJL Charitable Foundation, presented a check for over $105,000 at The New England Parkinson’s Ride in Old Orchard Beach, Maine to benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF). The 16th annual ride brought in hundreds of riders, supporters and donations to support the MJFF and research for a cure. Through the generosity of our customers at our recent in-store and online fundraiser for the MJFF, Ocean State Job Lot was a top donor for this year’s ride.

Buy-Give-Get Coats for Disabled American Veterans

At the end of last week, nearly 1,000 warm winter coats were donated to Disabled American Veterans in Connecticut for an upcoming distribution event to support veterans in need. An additional 1,000 coats will go to Operation Stand Down in Connecticut, which will support five other Operation Stand Down groups in the Northeast. While we’re still seeing above-average temperatures, winter is right around the corner and preparation is crucial, especially for people in need. 

Hurricane Idalia Relief

Ocean State Job Lot is collecting donations at each of our store registers and online to support those affected by Hurricane Idalia. Hurricane Idalia has already caused damage to the Southeast and the devastation is expected to continue. With sustained winds, flooding and individuals already displaced, they need our help now. If you can, please consider donating at the register, and thank you for your generosity and support.


Mark Your Calendar and Save During Educator Deal Days

Are you an educator gearing up for the new school year? Get ready to save as you prepare your classroom! Ocean State Job Lot is showing our appreciation for educators in our communities by offering an incredible promotion during their Educator Deal Days. From Thursday, August 17, 2023, through Wednesday, August 23, 2023, all teachers, school management, school support personnel, and documented homeschoolers can take advantage »

By |August 9, 2023|Responsible Retail|

Buy-Give-Get Backpacks

Children In Need During Back-to-School  Back-to-school season is just around the corner, and many families in our communities are struggling to afford new school supplies. This is especially true for young students who need a variety of supplies to succeed in school. A new backpack, a set of crayons, a few notebooks, and some pencils may seem like small things, but they can make a big »

By |July 19, 2023|Charity, Responsible Retail|

Ocean State Job Lot Customer Story – Osaki Massage Chair

Customer Stories - Osaki Massage Chair “I had been seriously contemplating the purchase of a massage chair for quite some time, and thanks to Ocean State Job Lot, the perfect opportunity came along. I am involved with a personal finance group on Facebook, and in December 2022, a member in the group posted asking if anyone had bought a massage chair. And if they did, did »

By |July 12, 2023|Responsible Retail|

Earth Day Celebration at Ocean State Job Lot

In celebration of Earth Day this year at Ocean State Job Lot’s headquarters in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, corporate and distribution center associates welcomed multiple green-initiative local businesses to learn more about what each is doing in the community to support the environment. Those companies included representatives from: Atlas Pallets Ecogy Energy Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources Rhode Island Blood »

By |May 4, 2023|Responsible Retail, Sustainability|

Revolutionizing a Rooftop in Richmond

Ocean State Job Lot and Ecogy Energy have completed a 250kW solar array on the rooftop of Job Lot’s store in Richmond, Rhode Island. This marks the third installation of its kind for the company, which is part of its ongoing plan to have the largest rooftop solar portfolio in Rhode Island, hosted atop its stores from Westerly to Woonsocket.  The solar portfolio is part of »

By |April 27, 2023|Responsible Retail, Sustainability|

Simple Ways To Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

We believe that every small change you make creates ripples that can lead to a huge environmental impact, both helpful and harmful. Ocean State Job Lot believes in reducing our carbon footprint and leaving the Earth in better condition year after year. How do we work to build a greener future? Through our Sustainability initiative! In 2021, Ocean State Job Lot became a Net Zero company, »

By |April 19, 2023|Responsible Retail, Sustainability|
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