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

OSJL Principal Owner Alan Perlman speaks to guests of the 2018 Three Square Meals Program.

Three Square Meals

Since the inception of the Three Square Meals program in 2013, the Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation has provided the equivalent of nearly 100 million meals to local food pantries, churches, and regional food banks.

Volunteers fill Buy-Give-Get backpacks for children in need.


At Ocean State Job Lot, one way we honor veteran and military families is through our Buy-Give-Get coats and Buy-Give-Get backpacks programs. Through our Buy-Give-Get programs, our customers play a pivotal role in giving to those in need.

Ocean State Job Lot To The Rescue donation.

To the Rescue

At Ocean State Job Lot, we care deeply for our animal friends in need. Through our To The Rescue program, over 350 different animal welfare organizations have benefitted from donations from our customers as well as our charitable foundation, to aid in their daily operations.

Crisis and Natural Disaster Relief

At Ocean State Job Lot, we take pride in being able to assist others in times of disaster and uncertainty, whether they are near or far. From natural disasters to international crises, we are committed to providing aid and support to those who need it most.

Children smiling in the grass.

Building Brighter Futures

Many children are facing hardship and uncertain futures, and we need to come together to do more – for them. We are committed to partnering with organizations that put children at the forefront, and together we can help kids in our communities who need support now more than ever.

Ocean State Job Lot To The Rescue donation.

Close To Our Heart

Here at Ocean State Job Lot, we recognize the importance of each community that supports and is part of our organization. Our store associates take great pride in giving back to their own local communities through the Close to Our Heart program.

Ocean State Job Lot volunteer sorts through the supplies to organize disbursement of the seed donations.

Sow and Grow

Our Sow and Grow initiative focuses on donations of garden products donated to schools, libraries, community gardens, churches, and garden clubs throughout southern New England.

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Volunteers fill Buy-Give-Get backpacks for children in need.

Volunteers fill Buy-Give-Get backpacks for children in need.

100 million nutritious meals served since 2013.

OSJL associates wave to departing trucks carrying donated food to area partners.