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Charitable Foundation Updates

For the Week of December 3, 2023

Buy-Give-Get Coat Donation in Princeton, NJ
On Tuesday, November 14 our Charitable Foundation donated 400 winter coats to veterans in need in partnership with American Legion Post 182 from our store in Princeton, New Jersey.
Food & Funds Drive 2023 Update
Last Friday, November 10, Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation teamed up with iHeartRadio, We Share Hope and Narragansett Brewery to collect funds and food to benefit We Share Hope in East Providence, Rhode Island. We’re pleased to announce that in addition to the funds collected during the 12-hour event, many generous donors showed up to the brewery with non-perishable food items – totaling six Ocean State Job Lot carts full of delicious food for our neighbors in need!
A Buy-Give-Get Coat Donation to Veterans in Maine
OSJL made a donation of over 600 winter coats, as well as food, to veterans and their families in Lewiston, Maine, through Veterans Forward. The coats were immediately distributed to help veterans in need keep warm as the weather continues to get colder.

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|

Animal Rescues Save Lives

Saving Lives: One Animal At A Time Animals have long been our loyal companions and have a special place in our hearts. They are our friends, our family, and they make our lives better in so many ways. Unfortunately, not all have a safe and loving home to call their own, and this is where rescues come in - they work tirelessly to give animals a »

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

Getting Ready: Disaster Preparedness Tips

In today’s ever-changing world, it seems that we are hearing more and more about disasters around the globe. The frequency appears to be increasing and with that we have to ask ourselves this question: are we ready should a disaster hit us? We here in the Northeast are more than familiar with blizzards, heavy snow, and cold, but are we prepared for a full-blown disaster? Disaster preparedness is crucial »

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

The Importance of Proper Nutrition

Proper nutrition. It’s something that we’ve all been told we need to do since we were little kids by our parents, right? But, how many of us actually do it? According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), fewer than 1 in 10 children and adults eat the recommended daily amount of vegetables. As for fruits, only 4 in 10 children and fewer than 1 in 7 »

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