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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 »

By |September 14, 2023|Charity, Charity News|

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 »

By |September 14, 2023|Charity, Charity News|

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.  

By |September 7, 2023|Charity, Charity News|

Operation Sanitization

In the coming weeks, our Charitable Foundation will again partner with The Rotary to distribute one to two 18-wheelers full of personal protective equipment to educators in New England. It’s crucial for educators to start the year strong with the supplies they need to keep their classrooms clean and safe for an exciting new school year.

By |September 7, 2023|Charity, Charity News|

Supporting Sleep

In addition to the 12 pallets of Buy-Give-Get backpacks that the Community Renewal Team received last week, the Charitable Foundation made a special delivery of a brand new mattress, bedframe, and bedding set to Daniel, a gentleman who has been living without permanent housing, or a bed to call his own, for the past 30 years. Daniel was overjoyed to receive his new sleep set-up, and the Community Renewal Team »

By |September 7, 2023|Charity, Charity News|

Buy-Give-Get Backpacks On The Move

Last week, the OSJL Charitable Foundation supported two organizations in Rhode Island, Father Flanagan’s Boys Home and Iglesia Embajada De Cristo-Embassy of Christ, with donations of Buy-Give-Get backpacks for children of families in need. An additional donation of backpacks will go to One Call Away in Massachusetts in the coming weeks, and the Community Renewal Team in Connecticut received 12 pallets of backpacks as well, just in time for the »

By |September 7, 2023|Charity, Charity News|
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