Charitable Foundation2024-07-17T12:08:09-05:00
Thank you hero image for Ocean State Job Lot’s Buy-Give-Get Bikes program.
Thank you hero image for Ocean State Job Lot’s Buy-Give-Get Bikes program.
Hero image for Ocean State Job Lot’s BGG-Backpacks program for 2024
Hero image for Ocean State Job Lot’s BGG-Backpacks program for 2024

Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation

Who We Are

The Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that collaborates with local partners to support a broad array of charitable causes in our store communities, including: food insecurity, homelessness, veterans, child welfare, animal rescue, and healthcare services. During times of humanitarian crisis, the foundation’s focus broadens to provide emergency medical supplies, hygienic products, clothing and food for those in need, both domestic and abroad.

Charitable Foundation Updates

Buy-Give-Get Backpacks

Together with our customers we will provide support to tens of thousands children who are in need, to be ready for the upcoming school year with a new backpack!  Our customers can visit any of our locations and buy a »

Buy-Give-Get Bikes

OSJL is thankful for our loyal customers, who helped with our first-ever Buy-Give-Get bikes program. Through their generosity, we are able to put smiles on kids’ faces by providing bikes to children of military families across the Northeast. In just »

To The Rescue

We have finished collecting donations for this year’s To The Rescue program! Thank you for your support in this initiative. Stay tuned for updates on the donations made to animal welfare organizations!

Volunteers at backpack charitable event

Application for Assistance

A strong community enriches us all. At Ocean State Job Lot, we prioritize our giving to target organizations, programs and events which we believe are consistent with our focus areas, and present an opportunity where our support can have the greatest impact.

Volunteers at the Three Square Meals Fill-A-Bus Food Drive event in North Kingstown, Rhode Island

Our Programs

The Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation has developed programs to support individuals and families in the communities where our stores are located as well as other nonprofit organizations and the important work they do.

Ocean State Job Lot associates at distribution center with New England Patriots cheerleaders.

Community Support, Events, and Promotions

From assisting people in need, including children, veterans and military, those who are homeless, and those struggling with food insecurity, to aiding animal rescues, shelters and welfare organizations, our dedication to those in-need never wavers.

Ocean State Job Lot volunteers at backpack event.

Our Partnerships

We take great pride in our commitment to supporting our neighbors, and working with our partner organizations for the greater good.

Ocean State Job Lot Community Report image

2023 Community Report

Our 2023 Community Impact Report highlights some of the ways we partnered with our customers to assist people in need, and lived our Mission, Vision and Values.

Charitable Foundation Updates

Buy-Give-Get Backpacks

Together with our customers we will provide support to tens of thousands children who are in need, to be ready for the upcoming school year with a new backpack!  Our customers can visit any of our locations and buy a »

Buy-Give-Get Bikes

OSJL is thankful for our loyal customers, who helped with our first-ever Buy-Give-Get bikes program. Through their generosity, we are able to put smiles on kids’ faces by providing bikes to children of military families across the Northeast. In just »

To The Rescue

We have finished collecting donations for this year’s To The Rescue program! Thank you for your support in this initiative. Stay tuned for updates on the donations made to animal welfare organizations!

Volunteers at the Three Square Meals Fill-A-Bus Food Drive event in North Kingstown, Rhode Island

Volunteers at the Three Square Meals Fill-A-Bus Food Drive event in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.

David Sarlitto, Executive Director OSJL Charitable Foundation with Brian Gates, Director Bookwell Travel, display some Buy-Give-Get Coats for veterans in need.

David Sarlitto, Executive Director OSJL Charitable Foundation with Brian Gates, Director Bookwell Travel, display some Buy-Give-Get Coats for veterans in need.

Ocean State Job Lot volunteers filling backpacks with supplies for children going back to school as part of the Buy-Give-Get Backpacks program in August of 2022.

Interns at the 2022 Buy-Give-Get Backpack stuffing event.

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