June 2024

  • Cradles to Crayons

    12th Annual Cradles to Crayons® and Jordan’s Furniture Summer Clothing Drive Helps Prepare Local Children for Back to School this Fall

    BOSTON, M.A.—June 3, 2024— Starting June 3 and running through August 18, all Jordan’s Furniture store locations will collect donations of new and gently used sweaters, sweatshirts, coats, and sneakers for children in support of Cradles to Crayons®’ Ready for Learning initiative. This long-running Cradles to Crayons’ school preparedness program provides Massachusetts children experiencing homelessness or living in low-income households, with the essential back-to-school supplies and clothing needed to start the new school year prepared and excited to learn. The Cradles to Crayons/Jordan’s Furniture partnership is now in its twelfth year.

    “We are proud to continue our annual collection drive for the 12th year, benefiting Cradles to Crayons’ Ready for Learning program,” said Eliot Tatelman, Jordan’s President. “There are so many families that find it difficult to purchase the essentials for their children. Times are tough so we are happy to help ease their burden for this upcoming school year,” Tatelman continues. “Through the generosity of our wonderful customers, we know that our donation drives have made a significant impact. We hope for the same success this year.”

    Cradles to Crayons was founded in 2002 with a mission to end Clothing Insecurity by providing children with the clothes, school supplies, shoes, coats, and other essentials they need to thrive. The organization distributes these items free of charge, working with a network of over 100 Service Partners including hospitals, shelters, schools, and community centers. Cradles to Crayons is a trusted resource for families struggling with Clothing Insecurity and for the partners who serve those families.

    “Through our Ready for Learning initiative Cradles to Crayons plans to provide 155,000 packages of clothing and 75,000 backpacks filled with school supplies--to children in need as they go back to school in the fall. Jordan’s Furniture’s sustained commitment to Massachusetts families over the past 12 years has helped ensure that thousands of local children begin a new school year with seasonally appropriate clothing that fits properly and allows them to feel confident,” said Marguerite Dowd, Cradles to Crayons Massachusetts Senior Director of Operations.

    The donation drive— now through August 18—takes place at all store locations in Avon, MA; Reading, MA; Natick, MA; Nashua, NH; New Haven, CT; Farmington, CT; Warwick, RI; Portland, ME, along with the Jordan’s Distribution Center in East Taunton, MA and strives to provide every child with essentials of the highest quality. Cradles to Cradles is most in need of sweaters, sweatshirts, coats, and sneakers. Items should be like-new or new, with no rips, stains, or tears. For more information, visit www.jordans.com or www.cradlestocrayons.org/boston.

    About Jordan’s Furniture

    Jordan’s Furniture, the premiere furniture and mattress retailer in New England, has one of the highest grossing sales per square foot records in The United States. With indoor features like Beantown (city made of jellybeans), Sunbrella IMAX 3D Theaters, a 4-level ropes course (largest indoor ropes course in the world), indoor water shows, an iconic holiday village display, and full-service restaurants, Jordan’s Furniture is the leader in combining entertainment with shopping. Store locations are destinations, with the average time spent on-site over double the industry average. Customer Service at Jordan’s is paramount. Jordan’s 1200 employees, the “J-Team”, excel at providing an unparalleled shopping experience. Established over 100 years ago and starting as a family business, Jordan’s Furniture is a community leader in their markets and believes in giving back to the community through charitable partnerships. They currently have eight store locations including Avon MA, Natick MA, Reading MA, Nashua NH, Warwick, RI, New Haven CT, Farmington, CT and South Portland ME, along with a Distribution Center in Taunton, MA.

    About Cradles to Crayons

    Cradles to Crayons® (C2C®) believes that all children deserve the essentials they need to feel safe, warm, ready to learn, and valued. Founded in 2002, Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive—at home, at school, and at play—for free. Cradles to Crayons collects and distributes new and high-quality used children’s goods by engaging and connecting communities. C2C sets a gold standard of individual, family, and corporate volunteer engagement, and through its “Giving Factories®” provides unique, hands-on opportunities to directly help local families. Headquartered in Boston, MA, C2C opened in Philadelphia in 2007, Chicago in 2016, and New York City via an innovative online platform, Giving Factory Direct (GFD), in 2021. For more information, please visit www.cradlestocrayons.org/boston.

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May 2024

  • Jordan’s Furniture donates to the Red Sox Foundation

    Jordan’s Furniture donates over 60 boxes of youth baseball equipment to the Red Sox Foundation! Delivery to Fenway Park for inner-city league

    Jordan’s Furniture’s donated over 60 boxes of youth baseball equipment from their Double Play Youth Baseball Program just in time for the Red Sox Foundation’s RBI League to kick-off this year’s season.

    The Jordan’s donation program is a project that supplies like-new baseball and softball equipment to youth in underserved communities. In partnership with the Red Sox Foundation’s Reviving Baseball and Softball in Inner-Cities (RBI) Program, equipment was distributed to help the Foundation in its mission of growing the game and making the sport more accessible for players and coaches in its communities.

    Like-new youth baseball equipment was collected at all Jordan’s Furniture locations for 2 months in MA, RI, NH, ME, and CT, including their Taunton Distribution Center.

    “We have been running our youth baseball donation program for over 12 years now because we know that the equipment gets directly in the hands of kids who need it. And the need does not end at the close of each season,” said Eliot Tatelman, President of Jordan’s Furniture. “Equipment is so expensive and there are thousands of kids who just cannot afford to play sports.

    Bekah Salwasser, Boston Red Sox Executive Vice President of Social Impact and Red Sox Foundation Executive Director said, “We are so proud to partner with Jordan’s Furniture again as we seek to grow the game and expand access, so every youth has the opportunity to play ball.” Salwasser continues “Access to equipment is often a barrier for young people and their families, so we couldn’t be more grateful to everyone in Red Sox Nation who comes together to support this program and our shared mission.”

    The equipment delivery was made to Fenway Park on Saturday May 18, 2024 and was distributed to young players throughout the community. Other community partners include the New Haven YMCA Youth Center and the South Portland Little League.

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  • Jordan’s Furniture celebrates graduates
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    Jordan’s Furniture honored graduates in foster care from the Class of 2024 at Reading MA store

    Reading, MA – On Sunday evening May 5th, Jordan’s Furniture celebrated youth in foster care who were graduates from the Class of 2024. Special guests included DCF Acting Commissioner Staverne Miller and Jordan’s Furniture President Eliot Tatelman.

    The statewide event took place at the Jordan’s store in Reading, MA. It honored over 200 youth in foster care who graduated high school, earned a GED, or received a degree. The celebration included food, activities, and an awards program to acknowledge the academic achievements of the graduates. The program included guest speakers with inspirational messages, a gift from Jordan’s, and a Certificate of Achievement from DCF. The youth came from across the Commonwealth to attend.

    Eliot Tatelman and Jordan's Furniture have been sponsoring this achievement celebration for foster youth since 2002. The guests included graduates, their foster parents, siblings, and social workers who gathered to celebrate their academic achievements. “This is our 22nd year hosting this special event. Each year, it gets bigger and better”, says Tatelman. “We are thrilled to continue the tradition. It is important to acknowledge the academic achievements of these great kids, many who have made it through some adverse conditions”, he says. “It is our way to support the graduates and to show just how important these young folks are to the Commonwealth.”

    “Our graduates have worked extraordinarily hard to reach their educational milestones,” says DCF Acting Commissioner Staverne Miller. “Thank you to Eliot and Jordan’s Furniture for making it possible for the department to come together year after year to show our youth how proud we are of their accomplishments.”

  • 15th Annual WalkRun for Adoption

    Jordan's Furniture Hosts the 15th Annual WalkRun for Adoption Raises over $95,000 for foster care adoption

    Taunton, MA - Jordan’s Furniture proudly hosted the 15th Annual WalkRun for Adoption on Sunday, May 19, from 10am to 1pm at their Taunton location. The event raised over $95,000 for the programs of the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) that support foster care adoption.

    "Our WalkRun for Adoption is not just a fundraising event but it is also a celebration of the foster care adoption community”, said Eliot Tatelman, President of Jordan’s Furniture. “All of these families who attend the event have a commonality that brings them together to celebrate the cause. For over 22 years, Jordan’s has rallied around these children and teens, showing them that they are special and that we are committed to finding them loving, permanent homes,” concludes Tatelman.

    Over 400 runners and walkers participated in the Jordan's Furniture 5K WalkRun to raise awareness and funds for foster care adoption in Massachusetts. From adoptive families to social workers and community members, the event was open to the public and it included activities, music, food, games, and family-friendly fun.

    All the funds raised from this event benefit the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE), a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding adoptive homes for children and youth in foster care. "By joining forces with Jordan's Furniture, we are able to raise awareness and resources to support our mission of finding permanent homes for these children. Together, we are sending a resounding message that every child deserves a loving family and a place to call home," emphasized Bridget Chiaruttini, Executive Director of MARE. “Since the first WalkRun for Adoption 15 years ago, together we have found homes for over 3,400 children and teens who would have otherwise left foster care alone.”

    MARE's comprehensive programs encompass a range of impactful initiatives, such as the widely recognized TV segment Wednesday's Child, engaging children's profiles featured in newspapers statewide, the compelling Heart Gallery portrait exhibit showcasing waiting children, inclusive Adoption Meet & Greets, and specialized recruitment efforts for children with medical needs, teenagers, LGBTQ+ youth, and children of color. With an inspiring track record spanning 66 years, MARE has successfully matched over 7,000 children with their loving and permanent adoptive homes. Currently, 1,160 local children and teens are growing up in foster care while waiting to find an adoptive family.

    To learn about adoption from foster care, contact MARE at 617-964-6273 or visit www.MAREinc.org

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March 2024

  • Adoption Meet and Greet 2024

    Jordan’s Furniture hosts 2024 Adoption Meet & Greet for children in foster care

    (Reading, MA) –There are over 1,100 children in Massachusetts who are waiting for adoption right now. To help children in state care meet families that are ready to parent, Jordan’s Furniture hosted a special adoption event on Sunday, March 17, 2024 from 8:30 - 11:00 am, at Jordan’s Furniture, 50 Walker’s Brook Dr., Reading, MA. This event was invitation only.

    Jordan’s Furniture hosted this event in collaboration with the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) and the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families (DCF) to help find permanent families for children in state foster care. Prospective adoptive parents who have been through the approval process and are licensed met waiting children. Licensed families had the opportunity to meet with social workers in a casual atmosphere.

    “We continually look for ways to encourage interaction between children and adults at our adoption events”, says Eliot Tatelman, President of Jordan’s Furniture. “After all, that is why the concept of adoption events work … people interacting with each other, getting to know one another, making new friends.” Tatelman continues, “We have a fun, family-friendly store in Reading with a ropes course and a water show, plus we add activities and attractions like arts & crafts, stilt walking, face painting and balloon artistry. It becomes the perfect environment for both kids and adults to enjoy some quality time together.” Eliot continues, “From previous adoption events that we have hosted, it has proven to be very successful in making matches and ultimately creating families! We are so proud to continue our support of the adoption and foster care communities because we see so many positive outcomes from our efforts,” Tatelman concludes.

    The private event was open to families currently involved in Massachusetts Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (MAPP) training or in the final stages of the homestudy process. Families had the opportunity to speak with social workers, learn from experienced adoptive parents and meet waiting children and sibling groups, in a fun and interactive environment.

    “Children and teens need the stability and loving support a permanent family provides. Every child deserves a permanent family”, says Bridget Chiaruttini, Executive Director of MARE. “We are proud to continue our partnership with Jordan’s Furniture. Events like this one are a great way to build connections that result in adoptive matches for the youth and families that we serve”, she concludes.

    Prospective adoptive parents can be almost any age (18+); single, partnered, married, LGBT; homeowners or renters; experienced parents or new to parenting. Families of various income levels can adopt, as long as they have a stable source of income to support a child. There are no fees to adopt a child from foster care. Financial subsidies may be available, and children adopted from foster care are eligible for a tuition-waiver at Massachusetts state colleges and universities.

    Anyone who is interested in learning more about adoption from foster care, applying to become an adoptive parent or the MAPP training process should visit mareinc.org or call 617-964-MARE (6273).

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February 2024

  • Jordan’s Furniture Launches The 2024 Double Play Youth Baseball Donation Program

    Jordan’s Furniture Launches The 2024 Double Play Youth Baseball Donation Program

    Dedham, MA – The temperature is still low and the snow is still falling but it’s never too early to think about baseball … especially for kids! Jordan’s Furniture is proud to announce the launch of their 2024 Double Play Youth Baseball Donation Program, a project that will supply like-new baseball and softball equipment to youth in underserved communities for the upcoming season. In partnership with the Red Sox Foundation’s Reviving Baseball and Softball in Inner-Cities (RBI) Program, equipment will be distributed to help the Foundation in its mission of growing the game and making the sport more accessible for players and coaches in its communities.

    Starting February 5 and running through April 7, equipment donations can be dropped off at any Jordan’s Furniture location in MA, RI, NH, ME, and CT, including their Taunton Distribution Center. All donations must be in like-new, clean condition. Equipment includes cleats (metal and plastic), baseballs (new), softballs (new), bats (metal only), catcher’s equipment, and gloves.

    “We have been running our youth baseball donation program for over 12 years now because we know that the equipment gets directly in the hands of kids who need it. And the need does not end at the close of each season,” said Eliot Tatelman, President of Jordan’s Furniture. “Equipment is so expensive and there are thousands of kids who just cannot afford to play sports. We are excited to, again, team up with the Red Sox Foundation…the perfect partner!”

    “We are so proud to partner with Jordan’s Furniture as we seek to grow the game and expand access, so every youth has the opportunity to play ball,” said Bekah Salwasser, Boston Red Sox Executive Vice President of Social Impact and Red Sox Foundation Executive Director. “Access to equipment is often a barrier for young people and their families, so we couldn’t be more grateful to everyone in Red Sox Nation who comes together to support this program and our shared mission.”

    Through other distribution partners in all Jordan’s communities, the Double Play Youth Baseball Program will support children and youth in underserved neighborhoods.

    The 2024 Double Play Youth Baseball Donation Program runs through April 7th. All information can be found online at Jordans.com and at www.redsoxfoundation.org

    About Jordan's Furniture

    Jordan’s Furniture, the premiere furniture and mattress retailer in New England, has one of highest grossing sales per square foot records in The United States. With indoor features like Beantown (city made of jellybeans), Sunbrella IMAX 3D Theaters, a 4-level ropes course (largest indoor ropes course in the world), indoor water shows, an iconic holiday village display, and full-service restaurants, Jordan’s Furniture is the leader in combining entertainment with shopping. Store locations are destinations, with the average time spent on-site over double the industry average. Customer Service at Jordan’s is paramount. Jordan’s 1200 employees, the “J-Team”, excel at providing an unparalleled shopping experience. Established over 100 years ago and starting as a family business, Jordan’s Furniture is a community leader in their markets and believes in giving back to the community through charitable partnerships. They currently have eight store locations including Avon MA, Natick MA, Reading MA, Nashua NH, Warwick, RI, New Haven CT, Farmington CT and South Portland ME, along with a Distribution Center in Taunton, MA.

    About Red Sox Foundation

    The official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation has awarded more than 6,000 grants since its creation in 2002 and focuses on making a difference in the lives of children, families, Veterans, and communities in need by improving their health, education, and recreational opportunities. Through partnerships with best-in-class organizations in healthcare, the Red Sox have helped raised over $167 million for cancer treatment and research for The Jimmy Fund, supported more than 35,000 Veterans and their families suffering from the “invisible wounds of war” with the Home Base Program, and helped the Dimock Center serve nearly 20,000 patients annually with health and human services. The Foundation’s self-run education and youth baseball programs have helped 349 Boston Public Schools students with college scholarships and promotes healthy choices and valuable life skills to more than 2,000 youth annually through its RBI baseball and softball program.

    A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Red Sox Foundation raises funds through special events, corporate sponsorships, and grants. Founded and initially funded by Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry, Chairman Tom Werner, President/CEO Emeritus Larry Lucchino and their partners, the Red Sox Foundation has won numerous awards for the impact of its innovative programs. In 2010, the Foundation’s Red Sox Scholars program was recognized by Major League Baseball with the first-ever "MLB Commissioner's Award for Philanthropic Excellence." In 2009, the Red Sox Foundation was honored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Sports Philanthropy Project with the Patterson Award as the nation’s "Best Team Charity in Sports." For more information about the foundation, visit redsoxfoundation.org.

  • Jordan’s Furniture collects donations for the 20th Annual “Belle of the Ball” prom dress drive

    Jordan’s Furniture collects donations for the 20th Annual “Belle of the Ball” prom dress drive

    High school prom is back and bigger than ever! High school teens throughout the region start shopping for the perfect prom dress every Spring. As one of New England’s largest prom dress drives, Belle of the Ball ensures that any high school teen who needs a prom dress can have one. For youth and their families who are struggling to put food on the table, prom dress shopping is difficult if not impossible, and Caring Partners Inc, the organization that oversees the program, is ready to lend support for the 20th year. Gently-used prom dresses can be donated at any Jordan’s Furniture, Enterprise Bank, or Anton’s Cleaners location from February 5th through March 31st, 2024.

    The annual “Belle of the Ball” prom dress drive culminates in an invitation-only Boutique Day, when thousands of qualified high school juniors and seniors come together to choose the perfect prom dress. All dresses and shoes, jewelry, and more are free of charge to qualified students through the generosity of donors, sponsors and volunteers… all working toward the Caring Partners’ mission: any youth who needs a prom dress will have one.

    Dresses are also distributed through local social service programs in all of Jordan’s communities.

    “Belle of the Ball truly changes lives, and we are proud to support this worthy cause since its inception,” said corporate partner Eliot Tatelman, President of Jordan’s Furniture.” We invite our generous customers to bring their dresses and gowns to any one of our Jordan’s Furniture stores.”

    According to Arthur Anton Jr., COO of Anton’s Cleaners and a founder of Belle of the Ball, “It’s been a privilege to see this program help so many young women over the past twenty years. So much has changed in the world since 2005, but our mission endures: every high school teen should have the experience of feeling beautiful. Thanks to our generous corporate partners, dress donors and volunteers, we celebrate 20 years supporting these incredible young women to feel beautiful inside and out.”

    Enterprise Bank CEO Jack Clancy, banks on his supportive team to put the company mission into action each year. According to Clancy, “Attending the prom is an exciting event in a young person's life, but it can be expensive and a financial burden. Our Enterprise Bank family is proud to make a positive difference in the lives of these teens right here, in the communities we serve.”

    Over the years, participants have shared prom dress photos and written to the program with transformative stories, describing the impact Belle of the Ball has had on them, primarily in the positive change they felt about themselves. To date, over 6,000 youth have been outfitted since Belle of the Ball began in 2005.

    For more information about Caring Partners’ Belle of the Ball, visit antons.com and Jordans.com.

December 2023

  • 2023 WPLR Toy Drive raises over $165,000

    2023 WPLR Toy Drive raises over $165,000 for CT charities at Jordan’s Furniture in New Haven

    Jordan’s Furniture in New Haven hosted the WPLR’s Chaz and AJ Toy Drive on Friday December 9th from 6am to 10am, collecting cash and toys equaling $167,200 to be distributed to local CT children’s charities.

    The annual fundraising live radio broadcast featured performances from classic rock band Foghat, local band Finger Eleven, plus youth school band Rock House and area favorite The Rum Runners.

    Other highlights included appearances from Governor Ned Lamont, US Senator Richard Blumenthal, New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker, East Haven Mayor Joseph Carfora, and other local dignitaries and politicians including former State Senator George Logan, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim and Bridgeport mayoral candidate John Gomes.

    “Another year and another great event thanks to the tremendous support of our listeners,” Morning Show host Chaz said, “To be able to raise over $167,000 in cash and toys and know that it is helping a child in Connecticut wake up to a better Christmas, is so heart-warming.”

    The toys and cash were distributed to Boys and Girls Village, Boys and Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley, Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, McGivney Community Center, TEAM Inc., and the Center for Family Justice, Inc.

    "Our toys being donated from the Chaz and AJ toy drive will be distributed via our advocates working with our clients as well as those residing in our Safehouse this holiday season. The support provides HOPE and Joy to those at a time feeling at the worst possible time of their lives. We are truly grateful and appreciative of this incredible act of kindness and generosity!" - Debra Greenwood, CEO/ President, The Center for Family Justice

    “Due to these monies, we are able to purchase toys and recreational equipment for our youth all year long." - Dr. Kimberly Shaunesey, President and CEO, Boys and Girls Village

    "Children can’t always articulate in words, but you can see the joy in their eyes.” - Lorraine Gibbons, Executive Director, McGivney Community Center

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  • Farmington GO Sneak Peek Media Day / Ribbon Cutting

    Farmington GO Sneak Peek Media Day / Ribbon Cutting

    Jordan’s Furniture opened it’s eighth store located in Farmington, Connecticut on Friday December 15, 2023 at noon. The building is the former Lord & Taylor anchor store at Westfarms, CT’s premiere shopping center. A Ribbon-Cutting ceremony took place at 11:30am on opening day. Guest speakers at the ceremony included Farmington Town Manager, W. Hartford Mayor, Westfarms Mall General Manager, and Jordan’s Furniture Executives, including Jordan’s President Eliot Tatelman and CO-CEO’s Josh and Michael Tatelman. There was also a check presentation to CT Children’s Hospital and Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. The Jordan’s Furniture Charitable Foundation donated $15,000 to each hospital.

    A private pre-opening Sneak Peek on Monday of opening week provided local press access to the store’s huge showroom, along with a private tour by company President Eliot Tatelman, plus the opportunity to view the store’s unique entertainment attraction, an 80-foot long LED screen that will display scenes from around the world, sporting events, beautiful landscapes, historical landmarks and more. It is the only one in New England. There is also an 8-foot long LED Tunnel to enter the store from inside the Westfarms Mall.

    Jordan’s newest location will be one of the largest furniture stores in the state with over 120,000 square feet of showroom displaying both furniture and mattresses, as well as an outlet center. Additionally, the store also includes a 5,000 square foot entertainment attraction area that is the locale of The Jordan’s 80-foot x 30-foot LED Wall and restaurant Sally’s Apizza, to open in Spring 2024.

    Jordan’s CO-CEO, Josh Tatelman and the company’s executive team are excited about the expansion. “We are thrilled to open in Farmington, CT. It is a perfect market for us, bringing the Jordan’s experience to the rest of CT,” said Tatelman. Many residents in Connecticut have already heard of Jordan’s, with a store in New Haven that boasts the largest indoor ropes course in the world, plus professionally designed showrooms full of beautiful furniture and mattresses. “Our new Farmington store is a destination, especially with the Jordan’s Wall, which is one LED screen made up of over 300 smaller ones. Our Westfarms location will be one-stop shopping for not only furniture and mattresses but also entertainment, and much more, especially with Sally’s Apizza opening in a couple of months. We are excited about this new store and look forward to being an active member of the local community,” said Tatelman.

    “What keeps Westfarms exciting for our customers is our commitment to bringing unique-to-market retailers and outstanding merchandise to the center,” said Elizabeth Ryan, General Manager of Westfarms. “Jordan’s Furniture upholds this commitment with its extensive selection of home interiors and a shopper experience that cannot be found any where else in the market.”

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  • Employees of Jordan’s Furniture donate over 500 gifts to area Head Start programs during the 2023 holiday season.

    2023 Head Start Holiday Gift Program

    The Jordan’s Furniture J-Team generously donated 545 wrapped gifts to Head Start programs in neighborhoods where their stores reside, helping area families in-need.

    Times are challenging for marginalized and underserved communities. Many families are having difficulty paying bills and putting food on the table. So, Jordan’s partnered with eight (8) Head Start programs within the communities where their stores are located. They worked directly with the teachers and staff to provide holiday gifts for their young students.

    “Thank you doesn’t seem enough to say. You have left me speechless and smiling!” said one Head Start teacher after receiving the gift donation.

    The 12,000-square-foot Enchanted Village attraction includes dozens of mechanized figurines and animals in a traditional New England holiday scene. Originally displayed at the Jordan Marsh department store, the Enchanted Village hadn't been open to the public since 2006 until Jordan’s Furniture re-launched the fully restored display in 2009 and added to the experience with new attractions.

    The Jordan’s Head Start Holiday Program has been in existence since 2011 and has provided over 6,000 wrapped presents to area children. Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness in young children from low-income families. They help preschoolers develop the early reading and math skills needed to succeed in school for years to come.

November 2023

  • Jordan’s Furniture Hosted Enchanted Morning for Families Adopting Children from State Foster Care

    Families enjoyed a private viewing of The Enchanted Village on Sunday Nov 19 at Jordan’s Furniture in Avon

    (Avon, MA) – Jordan’s Furniture in Avon hosted a private viewing on Sunday morning, November 19 at the historic “Enchanted Village” holiday display for families who adopted children from state foster care.

    In honor of National Adoption Month, Jordan’s Furniture welcomed these special families to tour the Enchanted Village on Sunday morning, November 19 from 9:00am – 11:00am, before the store opened to the public. This private event was for families who adopted a child from state foster care during 2023.

    In addition to the iconic Enchanted Village display, families enjoyed the Polar Express 4D Ride, the Holiday Laser LITE Show, The Tube slide, indoor skating, The Reindeer Arcade Game, and photos with Santa.

    The 12,000-square-foot Enchanted Village attraction includes dozens of mechanized figurines and animals in a traditional New England holiday scene. Originally displayed at the Jordan Marsh department store, the Enchanted Village hadn't been open to the public since 2006 until Jordan’s Furniture re-launched the fully restored display in 2009 and added to the experience with new attractions.

    For over 23 years, Jordan’s Furniture has partnered with the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) and the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families (DCF) to help find permanent families for children in foster care. Jordan’s Furniture has hosted adoption events to educate the public about adoption from foster care and facilitate matches between prospective adoptive parents and children in need of adoption. This “Enchanted” event was to thank the families who have stepped forward to give children in state care a loving, nurturing home. To date, over 560 children have found adoptive families through the Jordan’s initiatives.

    “We are thrilled to continue our support of the adoption and foster care community,” says Eliot Tatelman, President of Jordan’s Furniture. “We meet so many wonderful children and families through our initiatives. Celebrating with them, especially during National Adoption Month and during the holiday season, is very special.”

    MARE is a private, non-profit organization, founded in 1957 to find “a permanent place to call HOME” for children and teens in foster care, including sibling groups and children who are traditionally harder to place.

    For more information on adopting a child or teen from foster care, please visit MAREinc.org.or call MARE at (617) 964-6273.

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October 2023

  • Jordan’s Furniture Hosts “The Adoption Option”

    To find adoptive homes for children in foster care

    (Reading, MA) – There are over 1,100 children in Massachusetts who are waiting for adoption right now. To learn more, Jordan’s Furniture hosted “The Adoption Option” on Sunday, October 1 from 8:30am to 11:00 am at their Reading store. Over 200 families and more than 130 children in state care, along with dozens of social workers, attended the event. Guests participated in group activities, attended workshops, and made connections, all in the hope of created forever families.

    Jordan’s Furniture hosted the Adoption Option in collaboration with the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) and the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families (DCF) to help find permanent families for children in state foster care.

    “We are so proud to continue our support of foster care adoption and to do our part to help find homes for these great kids”, says Jordan’s Furniture President Eliot Tatelman. “Over the many years, our annual Adoption Option has proven to bring results. It connects families who hope to meet children, and children who hope to meet families. It’s a win-win!” Tatelman adds, “Plus, at the event, guests can talk to families who have already adopted to hear their unique stories and to get their individual perspectives.”

    Adults and families interested in learning more about adoption were invited to this free, informational event. They learned about the adoption process and heard from experienced adoptive families. Guests also met some children and youth in state care in an informal, fun-filled setting including games and activities.

    “Among all of the ways in which we educate and connect families to waiting children and teens, events such as The Adoption Option provide families with the most opportunity to invest directly in the matching process”, said MARE’s Executive Director Bridget Chiaruttini. “We are grateful to continue our multi-decade partnership with Jordan’s Furniture to find adoptive homes. With more kids than ever waiting for permanent families, it is crucial that we find more families willing to make this life-changing commitment.”

    As a direct result of Jordan’s partnership over the past 23 years in the foster care adoption community, 515 children have been placed into adoptive homes through a variety of supported programs and initiatives.

    Prospective adoptive parents can be almost any age (18+); single, partnered, married, LGBT; homeowners or renters; experienced parents or new to parenting. Families of various income levels can adopt, as long as they have a stable source of income to support a child. There are no fees to adopt a child from foster care. Financial subsidies may be available, and children adopted from foster care are eligible for a tuition-waiver at Massachusetts state colleges and universities. For more information about foster care adoption, visit MAREinc.org.

September 2023

  • Jordan’s Furniture Delivers Truckload of Clothing to Cradles to Crayons Ready for Learning Initiative

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    Sending Local Kids Back to School with Confidence this Fall

    Jordan’s Furniture recently made a very special delivery. The furniture retailer delivered a truck filled with over 60 boxes of clothing to the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory in Newton, MA. The clothing items were donated by Jordan’s generous customers as part of an eleven-week collection drive. Since early June, all Jordan’s Furniture store locations have collected donations of new and gently used clothing (sweaters, sweatshirts, jackets, and coats) for children in support of Cradles to Crayons®’ Ready for Learning initiative. This long-running Cradles to Crayons school preparedness program provides Massachusetts children who are experiencing homelessness or living in low-income households with the essential back-to-school supplies and clothing needed to start the new school year prepared and excited to learn. The Cradles to Crayons/Jordan’s Furniture partnership is now in its eleventh year. Donations were also made in CT and ME to help the children of local families also prepare for the upcoming school season.

    The donation drive took place at all Jordan’s Furniture store locations in Avon, MA; Reading, MA; Natick, MA; Nashua, NH; New Haven, CT; Warwick, RI; Portland, ME, along with the Jordan’s Distribution Center in East Taunton, MA, with a goal to provide children with essentials of the highest quality.

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  • 2023 Coats for Kids Press Release

    50,000 warm winter coats needed to fulfill one mission: “Anyone who needs a coat, will have one.”

    TEWKSBURY, Mass. (September 15, 2023) – In hard economic times and looming cooler weather, a warm coat isn’t a luxury... it is a necessity. In every community, there are thousands of children and adults who may otherwise not have access to warm winter coat this winter. As New England’s largest coat drive for nearly 30 years, Caring Partners’ Coats for Kids & Families collects gently used coats of all sizes and for all ages October 2nd through January 7th. After collection, the coats are professionally cleaned by Anton’s and given to local nonprofits, social service agencies, and schools for distribution. This year, the goal is to collect 50,000 warm coats for those in need.

    School groups, corporations, community or neighborhoods, and kind individuals are all welcome to donate coats for children and adults at all Anton's Cleaners, Jordan's Furniture, and Enterprise Bank locations now through January 7th.

    Sponsored by Anton’s Cleaners, Enterprise Bank, and Jordan’s Furniture, Coats for Kids & Families has collected, cleaned, and distributed 1,212,369 free coats at more than 70 collection locations and events since the program began in 1995.

    Coats for Kids & Families accepts warm winter coats that are new or gently used, good quality, and all sizes (especially XL and infant/pre-K sizes). The drive does not accept coats with rips, tears, broken zippers, or permanent stains, nor does the drive accept sweatshirts, vests and spring coats, boots, scarves or gloves.

    “For nearly three decades, Caring Partners has had one mission: anyone who needs a coat, will have one,” said Arthur Anton Jr., COO of Anton’s Cleaners and founder of the program. “Local schools, companies, clubs, and nonprofits collaborate each year to collect, clean and distribute 50,000 winter coats - a miraculous feat. This program gives back directly to the communities we serve, and we are proud to keep this program going as we approach three decades of service.”

    According to Eliot Tatelman, President of Jordan’s Furniture, “We are happy to continue our long-running support of Coats for Kids & Families, helping to make sure that anyone who needs a warm, winter coat will have one. And funding the School Rewards Program is so important. It not only provides an extra incentive to the schools, it also teaches the students a meaningful lesson about helping the community around them. We are proud to, again, be a part of this wonderful program.”

    According to Jack Clancy, CEO of Enterprise Bank, “We are honored to once again be supporting Coats for Kids & Families in their mission to collect coats for those in need,” said Jack Clancy, CEO of Enterprise Bank. “Each year, I am deeply moved and humbled by the outpouring of support from our communities and our very own Enterprise family.”

    Partners for this year’s Coats for Kids & Families drive include Anton's Cleaners, Enterprise Bank, Jordan's Furniture, Boston 25, KISS 108, JAM’N 94.5, 101.7 The Bull, 100.7 WZLX, WRKO, and WBZ News Radio. For more information, visit contact Stephanie Littlefield, Anton’s Cleaners Community Relations, at 978-851-3721 x15 or Stephanie@antons.com. To register your school or company online to participate or donate, or for more information, visit http://antons.com/cfk.

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June 2023

  • 11th Annual Cradles to Crayons and Jordan’s Furniture Clothing Drive Helps Prepare Local Children for Back to School this Fall 2023
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    11th Annual Cradles to Crayons and Jordan’s Furniture Clothing Drive Helps Prepare Local Children for Back to School this Fall 2023

    Starting June 5 and running through August 20, all Jordan’s Furniture store locations will collect donations of new and gently used clothing (sweaters, sweatshirts, jackets, and coats) for children from birth to twelve years old in support of Cradles to Crayons®’ Ready for Learning initiative. This long-running Cradles to Crayons’ school preparedness program provides Massachusetts children who are experiencing homelessness or living in low-income households, with the essential back-to-school supplies and clothing needed to start the new school year prepared and excited to learn. The Cradles to Crayons/Jordan’s Furniture partnership is now in its eleventh year.

    “For over 10 years, we have partnered with Cradles to Crayons, supporting the wonderful work that they do to help struggling families. We are so proud to continue our annual collection drive for their Ready for Learning program,” said Eliot Tatelman, Jordan’s President. “Every year, there are so many families that find it difficult to purchase the basic essentials for their children. Times are tough so, we are happy to help ease their burden for this upcoming school year,” Tatelman continues. “Through the generosity of our wonderful customers, we know that our donation drives have made a significant impact. We hope for the same success this year.”

    Cradles to Crayons was founded in 2002 with a mission to end Clothing Insecurity by providing children from birth to age twelve with the clothes, school supplies, shoes, coats, and other essentials they need to thrive. The organization distributes these items free of charge by working through a network of over 100 Service Partners including hospitals, shelters, schools, and community centers. Cradles to Crayons is a trusted resource to families struggling with Clothing Insecurity (defined as the lack of access to affordable, adequate, and appropriate clothing), and for the partners who serve those families. Ready for Learning aims to provide 150,000 packages of clothing and other items—including 70,000 backpacks filled with school supplies--to children this summer and fall as they prepare for school.

    “We are so grateful for Jordan’s Furniture’s sustained commitment to Massachusetts families. Their dedication for the past ten years to Cradles to Crayons’ Ready for Learning initiative helps to ensure that thousands of local children begin a new school year with seasonally appropriate clothing they need,” said Aubrey Henderson, Cradles to Crayons’ Executive Director. “This partnership with Jordan’s Furniture helps ensure children have the support to succeed and feel confident going back to school.”

    The two-month donation drive— from June 5 through August 20—takes place at all store locations in Avon, MA; Reading, MA; Natick, MA; Nashua, NH; New Haven, CT; Warwick, RI; Portland, ME, along with the Jordan’s Distribution Center in East Taunton, MA and strives to provide every child with essentials of the highest quality. Cradles to Cradles is most in need of sweaters, sweatshirts, jackets, and coats. Items should be like-new or new, with no rips, stains, or tears in Youth sizes 0 to 18/20 and adult sizes Small and Medium. For more information, visit www.jordans.com or www.cradlestocrayons.org/boston.

May 2023

  • Over $155,000 raised at the 2nd Annual Jordan’s Furniture Foundation Golf Classic

    Over $155,000 raised at the 2nd Annual Jordan’s Furniture Foundation Golf Classic

    Supporting families and children in local communities

    Over $155,000 was raised at the 2nd Annual Jordan’s Furniture Foundation Charity Golf Classic on Monday May 22, 2023 at TPC Boston. Over 135 players and dozens of sponsors helped to raise funds that will go back into local neighborhoods to help families and children dealing with financial, educational, and societal hardships. The golf tournament took place at the award-winning, PGA-approved TPC Boston Golf Course in Norton, MA.

    “We are thrilled to not only host another successful fundraiser but to also continue to build the Jordan’s Furniture Foundation that will strengthen the philanthropic legacy that began when my family started the business”, said co-CEO Josh Tatelman. “We are excited to reinforce the personal philosophy of community outreach that has been instilled in us since we were young,” said Josh’s brother and co-CEO Michael Tatelman. “The funds from the Jordan’s Foundation will enable us to partner in so many of the communities in which we serve,” the brothers concluded together.

    During the past year, the Jordan’s Foundation has made some significant donations to area programs including $75,000 to Boston Children’s Hospital, a large product donation to the Ron Burton Training Village, a program that assists youth and teens in difficult circumstances, and a major gift to Dana Farber’s CowParade campaign, that supports families in the fight against cancer.

    The Jordan’s Charitable Foundation was founded to support local families and children who are facing food insecurities, housing issues, clothing challenges, and financial difficulties. The funds will be distributed through partnerships with local organizations who serve these populations.

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  • $75,000 raised at Jordan's 14th Annual WalkRun for Adoption
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    $75,000 raised at Jordan's 14th Annual WalkRun for Adoption

    Event to celebrate foster care adoption

    Taunton, MA – During 2023’s Foster Care Awareness Month in May, Jordan's Furniture President, Eliot Tatelman, was at the forefront to secure a permanent home for every child in state care. Recognizing the growing urgency for adoptive families, Jordan’s hosted the 14th Annual WalkRun for Adoption on Sunday, May 21 at their Taunton location. Over $75,000 was raised that will directly support children, youth, and sibling groups in foster care who are seeking a permanent, adoptive home.

    "Our WalkRun for Adoption is not just an event but it’s a celebration of the foster care adoption community”, said Tatelman. “These families all have a commonality that brings them together to celebrate the cause. For over 20 years, Jordan’s has rallied around these children and teens, showing them that they are special and that we are committed to finding them loving, permanent homes,” concludes Tatelman.

    Over 350 runners and walkers participated in the Jordan's Furniture 5K WalkRun to raise awareness and funds for foster care adoption in Massachusetts. From adoptive families to social workers and community members, the event was open to anyone and included activities, music, food, games, and family-friendly fun. All the funds raised from this event will benefit the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE), a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding adoptive homes for children and youth in foster care. "By joining forces with Jordan's Furniture, we are able to raise awareness and resources to support our mission of finding permanent homes for these children. Together, we are sending a resounding message that every child deserves a loving family and a place to call home," emphasized Bridget Chiaruttini, executive director of MARE.

    MARE's comprehensive programs encompass a range of impactful initiatives, such as the widely recognized TV segment Wednesday's Child, engaging children's profiles featured in newspapers statewide, the compelling Heart Gallery portrait exhibit showcasing waiting children, inclusive Adoption Meet & Greets, and specialized recruitment efforts for children with medical needs, teenagers, LGBTQ+ youth, and children of color. With an inspiring track record spanning 66 years, MARE has successfully matched over 7,000 children with their loving and permanent adoptive homes. Currently, 1,160 local children and teens are growing up in foster care while waiting to find an adoptive family.

    To learn about adoption from foster care, contact MARE at 617-964-6273 or visit www.MAREinc.org

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  • Jordan’s Furniture honored graduates in foster care at Reading MA store event

    SPECIAL GUEST – Former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez

    Reading, MA – On Sunday, May 7 from 6pm to 9pm, Jordan’s Furniture celebrated youth in foster care who are graduates from the Class of 2023. Special guests included Former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez and Jordan’s Furniture President Eliot Tatelman.

    The statewide event took place at the Jordan’s store in Reading, MA. It honored over 200 youth in foster care who are graduating high school, earning a GED, or receiving a degree in 2023. The celebration included food, activities, and an awards ceremony to acknowledge the academic achievements of the graduates. The program included guest speakers with inspirational messages, highlighted by Pedro Martinez former Red Sox pitcher. Each honored youth also received a gift from Jordan’s, along with a Certificate of Achievement from DCF. The youth traveled from across the Commonwealth to attend.

    Eliot Tatelman and Jordan's Furniture have been sponsoring this achievement celebration for foster youth since 2002. The guests at the 2023 event included graduates, their foster parents, siblings, and social workers who gathered to celebrate their academic achievements. “This is our 22nd year hosting this special event. Each year, it gets bigger and bigger”, says Tatelman. “We are thrilled to continue the tradition. It is important to acknowledge the academic achievements of these great kids, many who have made it through some adverse conditions”, he says. “It is our way to show our support of these young folks.”

    Special guest Pedro Martinez flew in from Miami specifically to attend. His inspirational message to the graduates included not only his challenges growing up in the Dominican Republic but also his positive outlook toward opportunities that were presented to him at a young age, including baseball in the United States. At the end of the celebration, guests took photos with Pedro and Eliot, plus enjoyed the movie “Guardians of the Galaxy” in Jordan’s IMAX Theater.

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April 2023

  • Jordan's 2023 Double Play Youth Baseball Program

    Over 40 boxes of youth baseball equipment donated from Jordan’s Furniture to the Red Sox Foundation!

    Jordan’s delivers to Fenway Park for inner-city league

    Jordan’s Furniture’s donated 42 boxes of youth baseball equipment from their Double play Youth Baseball Program just in time for the Red Sox Foundation’s RBI League to kick-off their 2023 season. The equipment was collected from the company’s Double Play Program that supplies like-new baseball and softball equipment to youth in underserved communities. As a partner, one of the Red Sox Foundation’s mission is to close the opportunity gap for players and coaches in local neighborhoods.

    Like-new youth baseball equipment was collected at all Jordan’s Furniture locations for 2 months in MA, RI, NH, ME, and CT, including their Taunton Distribution Center. “Equipment is so expensive and there are thousands of kids that simply cannot afford to play sports,” said Jordan’s President Eliot Tatelman. “Families are struggling so we are glad to be able to help in a small way to enrich the lives of some of these kids. And we love teaming up with the Red Sox Foundation on this great program…the perfect partner!”

    The equipment delivery was made to Fenway Park on Saturday April 22, 2023 and was immediately distributed to young players throughout the community. Other community partners include the New Haven YMCA Youth Center and the South Portland Little League.

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March 2023

  • 2023 Adoption Meet & Greet

    Hundreds gathered for Jordan’s 2023 Adoption Meet & Greet for children in foster care and licensed families

    (Reading, MA) –To help find permanent homes for children in state care, Jordan’s Furniture hosted a special adoption event on Sunday, March 26 from 8:30 - 11:00 am at their Reading, MA store. The event was invitation only. Over 500 guests attended, including waiting children, licensed families, and social workers.

    Jordan’s Furniture hosted the event in collaboration with the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) and the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families (DCF) to help find permanent homes for children in state foster care. Licensed adoptive parents who have been through the approval process met waiting children in a casual, fun-filled atmosphere with activities, games, entertainment, and more.

    “It was such a positive event with great energy”, says Eliot Tatelman, President of Jordan’s Furniture. “We provided lots of activities to encourage interaction between children and adults. After all, that is why the concept of adoption events work … people interacting with each other and making new friends.” Tatelman continues, “We have a fun, family-friendly store in Reading so it’s the perfect space for a matching event and to ultimately create families! We are so proud to continue our support of the adoption and foster care communities because we see so many positive outcomes from our efforts,” Tatelman concludes.

    The private event was open to families currently involved in Massachusetts Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (MAPP) training or in the final stages of the homestudy process. Families had the opportunity to speak with social workers and meet waiting children and sibling groups.

    “Children and teens need the stability and loving support a permanent family provides. Every child deserves a permanent family”, says Bridget Chiaruttini, Executive Director of MARE. “We are proud to continue our partnership with Jordan’s Furniture. Events like this one are a great way to promote fun interaction, and, hopefully, result in adoptive matches for the youth and families that we serve”.

    Anyone who is interested in learning more about adoption from foster care, applying to become an adoptive parent or the MAPP training process can visit mareinc.org or call 617-964-MARE (6273).

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January 2023

  • Coats for Kids Collection Drive

    Jordan’s Furniture donates over 7,000 winter garments to area families this winter Coats For Kids & Families partners with Jordan’s for a large-scale collection drive

    Taunton, MA – for over 15 years, Jordan’s Furniture has partnered with Caring Partners Inc. and their Coats For Kids & Families program, an initiative that provides warm winter coats for kids and adults. And this year was no exception. The company ran an all-store collection drive for 3 months. The result? Over 7,000 coats collected and distributed to area families with financial hardships and in marginalized communities. From October 2022 through the beginning of January 2023, all Jordan’s Furniture stores, and their Taunton MA Distribution Center, accepted like-new, gently-used winter coats of all sizes. The coats were cleaned and sanitized by Anton’s Cleaners. They were then distributed to individuals and families via social service agencies in MA, CT, NH and ME. “We have participated in the Coats for Kids program for many, many years.”, said Jordan’s President Eliot Tatelman. “And every year, our wonderful customers hear the request and act on it! We see the donations come pouring in … and some of the garments still have price tags on them. They are brand-new!”. Eliot concludes, “We are thankful for the generosity of the people around us and are grateful to be a significant contributor to this wonderful program, helping so many families in all of our communities.” Jordan’s is also a primary partner in the Coats For Kids “School Rewards Program”, providing grand prizes to the winning Elementary, Middle, and High Schools that collect the most number of coats. Coats for Kids & Families in run by Caring Partners, Inc., a registered 501c3 non-profit. The mission is simple: Anyone in need of a coat should have one.

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December 2022

  • Head Start Holiday Gift Donation

    Jordan’s Furniture donates over 500 gifts to Head Start programs for local children in-need.

    Challenging times continue, especially for families in underserved and marginal communities, so Jordan’s Furniture partnered with Head Start schools in eight (8) communities, where stores are located, including the Taunton MA Distribution Center, to provide gifts for the young students, age 3 to 5 years old. The donation is the result of the generous work by the company’s J-Team. Staff members volunteered to purchase and wrap gifts for the individual students at each program. The gifts are then delivered by Jordan’s drivers to each classroom, in time for the holidays, bringing the spirit of the season to local families. Jordan’s Furniture has donated gifts to the program for over 10 years. Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness in young children from low-income families. They help preschoolers develop the early reading and math skills needed to succeed in school for years to come.

    “Thank you doesn’t seem enough to say. You have left me speechless and smiling!” – from a Head Start staff member about Jordan’s Head Start Holiday Gift Program

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  • Jordan’s Furniture donates to Boston Children’s Hospital

    Jordan’s Furniture donates $75,000 to Boston Children’s Hospital Funds from Jordan’s Furniture Charitable Foundation Check Presentation at Jordan’s Enchanted Village in Avon

    Taunton, MA – Jordan’s Furniture announces a $75,000 donation to Boston Children’s Hospital that will go directly to the needs of families with children who are patients of the hospital. This significant gift comes from the newly created Jordan’s Furniture Charitable Foundation, an officially registered 501c3 charity. The mission of the Foundation is to support local children and families in need. There was a check presentation inside the Jordan’s Avon store at The Enchanted Village.

    “We are so proud to make this donation to Boston Children’s Hospital.”, says Josh Tatelman, co-CEO of Jordan’s Furniture. “Philanthropy has always been a big part of our business but now through the Jordan’s Foundation, we are able to make significant financial donations that will directly impact area families and children. We cannot think of a better partner than Boston Children’s”, concludes Tatelman.

    Jordan’s gift will go directly to The Extraordinary Needs Fund and The Every Child Fund at Boston Children’s. The Extraordinary Needs Fund addresses patient families’ urgent financial needs such as temporary housing during long hospital stays, food, transportation, and other life essentials. Donations to The Every Child Fund go directly where they’re most urgently needed and can touch every aspect of Boston Children’s four-part mission—research, care, community health and education.

    “The generosity of Jordan’s Furniture will directly help patients and families looking for lifesaving answers,” says Michael Barnhorst, Vice President, Corporate Development, Leadership Giving & Special Events at Boston Children’s Hospital Trust. “So often, families come to Boston Children’s as the last hope to hear their child. This support will help ease patients’ burden. We’re so grateful for organizations like Jordan’s Furniture who provide crucial support.”

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  • Over $106,000 raised at the 2022 WPLR Toy Drive at Jordan’s New Haven

    Over $106,000 raised at the 2022 WPLR Toy Drive at Jordan’s New Haven

    Jordan’s New Haven hosted the 2022 WPLR Toy Drive on Friday December 9 from 5am to 10am. Hundreds of listeners and donors streamed into the store to enjoy the live broadcast of the “Chaz & AJ Morning Show” and to make toy donations that would benefit local children’s charities. The morning featured musical guests, local celebrities, political dignitaries including US Senator Richard Blumenthal and CT Governor Ned Lamont. Jordan’s President Eliot Tatelman was on hand to meet many of the visitors and to address the crowd from the stage. “We are so proud to host this annual event again with Chaz & AJ … two great guys who do so much during the holidays to help local families have a better one. And because of you, the holiday season will be brighter for so many CT children.” Over $106,000 in gifts and cash was raised by the generous crowd. Directly after the live event, the toys and cash were distributed to Boys & Girls Village, Inc., The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley, Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, McGivney Community Center, TEAM, Inc., and The Center for Family Justice, Inc. This year was the 7th time that Jordan’s hosted the Chaz & AJ Toy Drive in the ropes course area of their store in New Haven, CT.

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November 2022

  • Jordan's Adoption Excellence Award

    Jordan’s Furniture selected for national 2022 Adoption Excellence Award from Dept of Health & Human Services in Washington DC

    Taunton, MA – Jordan’s Furniture was nominated and selected to receive a 2022 Adoption Excellence Award in the category of “Business Contributions” for the company’s contributions to the foster care adoption community. Linda Spears, Commissioner of the MA Department of Children & Families (DCF), nominated the company. She has worked closely with Jordan’s President Eliot Tatelman on the contributions they’ve made to advance the importance of permanency for children and youth in foster care. Jordan’s was selected as one of ten (10) national recipients from the US Department of Health & Human Services in Washington DC.

    “We are unbelievably proud, honored, and humbled to receive this award”, said Jordan’s President Eliot Tatelman. “Through our partnerships with groups like DCF and MARE, we have coordinated many programs and events to help to find loving homes for kids in foster care, resulting in over 530 placements during our 22-year commitment to the cause.” He concludes, “As a company, we have done some memorable things over the years. However, our work in the adoption community is what I am most proud of. We appreciate the award.”

    The US Department of Health & Humans Services established the Adoption Excellence Awards in 1997 to recognize the outstanding accomplishments in achieving permanency for children waiting in foster care. The awards honor agencies, organizations, businesses, individuals, courts, families, and courts. Jordan’s nomination came from the MA Department of Children & Families.

    “Everyone in Massachusetts knows Jordan’s Furniture and Eliot but, to us, they are so much more than a brand or a name,” DCF Commissioner Spears said. “Eliot believes in his heart that every child deserves to have a permanent family and takes action. You’ll see Eliot at planning meetings, talking recruitment strategies with DCF staff or chatting with children and prospective adoptive parents at the many adoption events at his stores. A 22-year partnership like ours is rare and we are deeply grateful for the opportunity to honor Eliot and his staff for their unwavering commitment to finding families for our kids.”

    The award recipients were recently announced nationally at an event in Washington DC, as part of the National Adoption Month celebrations.

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  • National Adoption Day Celebration at Enchanted Village

    Jordan’s Furniture Hosts Enchanted Morning for Families Adopting Children from State Foster Care Families enjoy a private viewing of The Enchanted Village at Jordan’s Furniture in Avon

    (Avon, MA) – Jordan’s Furniture in Avon hosted a private viewing on Sunday morning, November 20 2022 at the historic “Enchanted Village” holiday display for families adopting children from state foster care.

    In honor of National Adoption Month, Jordan’s Furniture welcomed these special families to tour the Enchanted Village before the store opened to the public. This private event was for families who have adopted a child from state foster care during the 2022 calendar year.

    In addition to the iconic Enchanted Village display, families enjoyed the Polar Express 4D Ride, the Holiday Laser LITE Show, The Tube slide, indoor skating, The Reindeer Arcade Game, and photos with Santa.

    The 12,000-square-foot Enchanted Village attraction includes dozens of mechanized figurines and animals in a traditional New England holiday scene. Originally displayed at the Jordan Marsh department store, the Enchanted Village hadn't been open to the public since 2006 until Jordan’s Furniture re-launched the fully restored display in 2009 and added to the experience with new attractions.

    For over 22 years, Jordan’s Furniture has partnered with the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) and the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families (DCF) to help find permanent families for children in foster care. Jordan’s Furniture has hosted adoption events to educate the public about adoption from foster care and facilitate matches between prospective adoptive parents and children in need of adoption. This “Enchanted” event is to thank the families who have stepped forward to give children in state care a loving, nurturing home. To date, over 530 children have found adoptive families through the Jordan’s initiatives.

    “We are thrilled to continue our support of the adoption and foster care community,” says Eliot Tatelman, President of Jordan’s Furniture. “We meet so many wonderful children and families through our initiatives. Celebrating with them, especially during National Adoption Month and during the holiday season, is very special.”

    MARE is a private, non-profit organization, founded in 1957 to find “a permanent place to call HOME” for children and teens in foster care, including sibling groups and children who are traditionally harder to place.

    For more information on adopting a child or teen from foster care, please visit www.MAREinc.org or call MARE at (617) 964-6273.

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October 2022

  • Jordan’s Furniture Hosts “The Adoption Option” to Find Adoptive Homes for Children in Foster Care

    (Reading, MA) – Over 550 guests attended the 2022 “The Adoption Option” on Sunday morning, October 2, hosted by Jordan’s Furniture at their Reading store.

    Jordan’s Furniture coordinated the event in collaboration with the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) and the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families (DCF) to help find permanent families for children in state foster care.

    “We are so proud to continue our support of foster care adoption and to do our part to help find homes for these great kids”, says Jordan’s Furniture President Eliot Tatelman. “Over the many years, our annual Adoption Option has proven to bring results. It connects families who hope to meet children, and children who hope to meet families. It’s a win-win!” Tatelman adds, “Plus, at the event, guests can talk to families who have already adopted to hear their unique stories and to get their individual perspectives.”

    Adults and families interested in learning more about adoption were invited to this free informational event. They talked with social workers about the adoption process and heard from experienced adoptive families about their stories. Guests also met some children and youth in state care in an informal setting, including fun games and activities.

    "Among all of the ways in which we educate and connect families to waiting children and teens, events such as The Adoption Option provide families with the most opportunity to invest directly in the matching process”, said MARE’s Executive Director Bridget Chiaruttini. “We are grateful to continue our multi-decade partnership with Jordan’s Furniture to find adoptive homes. With more kids than ever waiting for permanent families, it is crucial that we find more families willing to make this life-changing commitment.”

    As a direct result of Jordan’s partnership over the past 22 years in the foster care adoption community, over 530 children have been placed into adoptive homes through a variety of supported programs and initiatives.

    In Massachusetts, over 3,200 children currently in foster care have the goal of adoption, and more than 1,700 of those children have no relative or other potential adopter. Nationwide, there are over 115,000 children in foster care in need of adoption. Older, school-aged children, sibling groups, children of color and/or children with special needs tend to wait the longest for families.

    Prospective adoptive parents can be almost any age (18+); single, partnered, married, LGBT; homeowners or renters; experienced parents or new to parenting. Families of various income levels can adopt, as long as they have a stable source of income to support a child. There are no fees to adopt a child from foster care. Financial subsidies may be available, and children adopted from foster care are eligible for a tuition-waiver at Massachusetts state colleges and universities. MARE is a private, non-profit organization, founded in 1957 to find adoptive homes for children and teens in foster care, including sibling groups and children who are traditionally harder to place. For more information, please visit mareinc.org or call 617-964-6273.

    Jordan’s Furniture, the premiere furniture and mattress retailer in New England, has one of highest grossing sales per square foot records in The United States. With indoor features like Beantown, IMAX 3D Theaters, a 4-level ropes course, indoor water shows, an iconic holiday village display, and full-service restaurants, Jordan’s Furniture is the leader in combining entertainment with shopping. Store locations are destinations, with the average time spent on-site over double the industry average. Customer Service at Jordan’s is paramount. Jordan’s 1400 employees, the “J-Team”, excel at providing an unparalleled shopping experience. Established over 100-years ago and starting as a family business, Jordan’s Furniture is a community leader in their markets and believes in giving back to the community through charitable partnerships. They currently have seven (7) store locations including Avon MA, Natick MA, Reading MA, Nashua NH, Warwick RI, New Haven CT and Portland ME, along with a Distribution Center Taunton, MA. For more information about Jordan’s Furniture, please visit www.jordans.com.

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September 2022

  • Jordan’s Furniture delivers truckload of school clothes to support Cradles to Crayons® Ready For Learning Initiative

    10th year for Jordan’s and Cradles to Crayons Partnership and clothing collection

    BOSTON, M.A.—September 1, 2022 Jordan’s Furniture made a very special delivery today … and it wasn’t furniture! The 7-store furniture retailer delivered a truck filled with school clothes to the Cradles to Crayons ® Giving Factory in Newtonville, MA. The donated clothes were courtesy of Jordan’s generous customers, who participated in their 2-month collection drive. From June 7 through August 21, all Jordan’s Furniture store locations collected donations of new and gently-used clothing (sweaters, sweatshirts, jackets, and coats) for children from birth to twelve years old in support of Cradles to Crayons’ Ready for Learning initiative. This long-running Cradles to Crayons school preparedness program provides low-income and homeless children in Massachusetts with the essential back-to-school supplies and clothing needed to start the year prepared and excited to learn. The Cradles to Crayons/Jordan’s Furniture partnership, now in its tenth year, has supported more than 21,000 children.

    "Wow! Our wonderful customers showed their generosity by making so many donations. We are very proud of them. We are also very proud to continue our partnership with Cradles to Crayons,” said Eliot Tatelman, Jordan’s President. “Between economic issues and lingering Covid concerns, this is still a difficult time for many area families, so we are happy to help ease their burden for this upcoming school year by making this significant donation.” Tatelman continues, “By working with the team at Cradles to Crayons, we are happy to do our part in helping area children get ready for school and be prepared to learn.”

    Cradles to Crayons, currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, was founded in 2002 with the mission of providing children from birth to age twelve with the clothes, diapers, school supplies, shoes, and other essentials they need to thrive. The organization provides these items free of charge by working through a network of over 100 Service Partners including hospitals, shelters, schools, and community centers. Cradles to Crayons is a trusted resource to families struggling with Clothing Insecurity (defined as the lack of access to affordable, adequate, appropriate clothing), and to the partners who serve those families. Ready for Learning aims to provide 70,000 backpacks filled with school supplies, as well as other critical essentials to children this summer and fall as they prepare for school.

    “Many families facing the higher costs of inflation are asking themselves how they can afford back-to-school supplies along with other basic needs,” said Aubrey Henderson, Executive Director of Cradles to Crayons Massachusetts. “The 10-year commitment by Jordan’s Furniture to Cradles to Crayons’ Ready for Learning initiative helps ensure that thousands of local children begin a new school year with the clothing they need. We are deeply grateful,” she stated.

    About Jordan’s Furniture

    Jordan’s Furniture, the premiere furniture and mattress retailer in New England, has one of highest grossing sales per square foot records in The United States. With indoor features like Beantown (city made of jellybeans), Sunbrella IMAX 3D Theaters, a 4-level ropes course (largest indoor ropes course in the world), indoor water shows, an iconic holiday village display, and full-service restaurants, Jordan’s Furniture is the leader in combining entertainment with shopping. Store locations are destinations, with the average time spent on-site over double the industry average. Customer Service at Jordan’s is paramount. Jordan’s 1200 employees, the “J-Team”, excel at providing an unparalleled shopping experience. Established over 100 years ago and starting as a family business, Jordan’s Furniture is a community leader in their markets and believes in giving back to the community through charitable partnerships. They currently have seven store locations including Avon MA, Natick MA, Reading MA, Nashua NH, Warwick, RI, New Haven CT and South Portland ME, along with a Distribution Center Taunton, MA.

    About Cradles to Crayons

    Cradles to Crayons launched in 2002 and has operations in Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago. The nonprofit provides children from birth through age 12 living in homeless or low-income situations with essential items that they need to thrive – at home, at school, and at play. They supply clothing, shoes, diapers, school supplies, and more, free of charge. Cradles to Crayons collects new and high-quality used children’s good and engages thousands of youth and adults in volunteer activities each year on behalf of local children in need. For more information, please visit www.cradlestocrayons.org/boston/.

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July 2022

  • Jordan’s Furniture donates bunkbeds and mattresses to the Ron Burton Training Village

    Patriots players Devin McCourty & Matthew Slater assisted with the delivery

    TAUNTON, MA – Jordan’s Furniture made a very special delivery supporting youth facing difficult and challenging circumstances. The furniture retailer delivered 20 bunkbeds and 40 mattresses to the Ron Burton Training Village (RBTV) in Hubbardston, MA. And there were some honorary furniture delivery staff on site! Patriots players Devin McCourty, Matthew Slater, Nate Solder, and David Andrews helped unload the Jordan’s trucks and set up the bunkbeds,

    The Ron Burton Training Village is run by the legendary Burton Family, with a mission to train challenged youth to achieve their life’s purpose through education, leadership, physical well-being, and spiritual growth.

    Jordan’s Furniture co-CEO Josh Tatelman spearheaded the initiative and donation. “We’ve known the Burton family for many, many years. And we have witnessed some of the impressive young adults who have graduated from the Training Village. The work that the Burton Family accomplishes through this program is commendable,” Tatelman says. Linda SanGiacomo, Sr VP of Marketing for Jordan’s adds “This donation continues Jordan’s efforts to support the community and many children and families in need.” Tatelman concludes, “We are so happy and very proud to make the donation of beds and mattresses for their newly-renovated dorms and staff rooms on the campus,”.

    The Ron Burton Training Village has served over 9,000 young men and women in its 37-year existence. “These children come from so many different backgrounds, but they all strive to better themselves, “ Paul Burton explains, RBTV Vice President. “Through a curriculum that teaches discipline, self-respect, self-esteem and so many other important values, we provide an experience that, we hope, makes a difference during their entire lifetime. We are thankful and appreciative of the Jordan’s donation.”

    The Ron Burton Training Village was created by Ron Burton Sr over 37 years ago. No child is turned away due to financial difficulties and they are each provided with sweat suits, running shoes, socks, and t-shirts.

June 2022

  • Jordan’s Furniture delivers a truck-full of youth baseball equipment to Fenway Park

    Jordan’s Furniture delivers a truck-full of youth baseball equipment to Fenway Park for the Red Sox Foundation from Jordan’s 2022 Double Play Youth Baseball Donation Program

    It’s finally Summer and time for kids to get back on the ball field! Jordan’s donation of a truck full of youth baseball equipment from their Double play Youth Baseball Program is just in time for the Red Sox Foundation’s RBI League to kick-off their season at the Yawkey Boys & Girls Club in Roxbury. The Jordan’s partnership with the Red Sox Foundation supplies like-new baseball and softball equipment to youth in underserved communities. One of the mission’s for the Red Sox Foundation is to close the opportunity gap for players and coaches in local communities, which has widened considerably, especially in the wake of COVID-19 a few years ago.

    “Equipment is so expensive and there are thousands of kids that simply cannot afford to play sports,” said Jordan’s President Eliot Tatelman. “Families are struggling every day, so we are glad to be able to enrich the lives of some of these kids. And we love teaming up with the Red Sox Foundation on this great program…the perfect partner!”

    Like-new youth baseball equipment was collected at all Jordan’s Furniture locations in MA, RI, NH, ME, and CT, including their Taunton Distribution Center. The equipment delivery was made to Fenway Park on June 5, 2022 was and immediately distributed to young players throughout the community. Other partners include the New Haven YMCA Youth Center and the South Portland Little League.

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May 2022

  • Over $95,000 raised at Jordan’s 13th Annual Walk/Run for Adoption

    Jordan’s Furniture Hosted 5K, Sunday May 22, 2022

    Helping find homes for local children in foster care

    Taunton, MA - Jordan’s Furniture hosted their 13th Annual Walk/Run for Adoption on Sunday, May 22 2022 at its Taunton location and raised over $95,000. The event benefited the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) in its ongoing mission to find adoptive homes for children and teens waiting in foster care.

    MARE focuses on children in the custody of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) who cannot be reunited with their birth families, including those who are considered more difficult to place – teens, sibling groups, children of color, LGBTQ+ youth, and children with emotional, physical, and intellectual challenges. These children are in need of adoptive families and a place to call home.

    “This event is a great way to celebrate foster care adoption…and to celebrates families”, says Eliot Tatelman, President of Jordan’s Furniture. “I am so happy to finally have this in-person event back and to raise important funds needed to find loving homes for kids in foster care”, he continues. “It is such a wonderful feeling to know that we have helped to create some of these families who attended the WalkRun. It does not get any better! MARE has been a crucial partner during our 22-year commitment to the adoption community.”

    The family-friendly event kicked off with a 5K race followed by a celebration filled with food, music, and activities including face painting, balloon artistry, temporary tattoos, a family photo booth, and arts and crafts.

    By participating in the Jordan’s Furniture Walk/Run for Adoption, walkers and runners help change a child’s life by supporting MARE’s work to recruit adoptive parents for children and youth in state care. Nationwide, there are over 115,000 children waiting in foster care, in need of adoption. In Massachusetts, over 2,400 children currently in foster care have the goal of adoption, and more than 1,700 of those children have no relative or other potential adopter. Older, school-aged children, sibling groups, children of color LGBTQ+ youth and/or children with special needs tend to wait the longest for families.

    MARE’s Executive Director, Bridget Chiaruttini, shared, “We simply cannot do this important work alone. We count on the generosity and resources from community members to help us in our mission to find adoptive homes for youth from foster care.” She went on to say, “While raising funds is important, that isn’t the only goal of the day… it’s also about celebrating the adoption community and acknowledging the joy that children bring to a family. I am so pleased to see many of the same families return every year, continuing to gather together and experience the joy and camaraderie of their shared experience.”

    To learn about adoption from foster care, contact MARE at 617-964-MARE (6273) or visit mareinc.org

    MARE is a private, non-profit organization, founded in 1957 to find adoptive homes for children and teens in foster care, including sibling groups and children who are traditionally harder to place. For more information about MARE, please visit mareinc.org.

  • Jordan’s Furniture honors graduates in foster care at Reading MA store

    SPECIAL GUEST – GOVERNOR BAKER

    Reading, MA – On Sunday evening, May 1, 2022, Jordan’s Furniture celebrated youth in foster care who are graduates from the Class of 2022. Special guests included the Governor Baker, DCF Commissioner Linda Spears, and Jordan’s Furniture President Eliot Tatelman.

    The statewide event took place at the Jordan’s store in Reading, MA. It honored over 200 youth in foster care who are graduating high school, earning a GED, or receiving a degree. The celebration included food, activities, and an awards program that acknowledged the academic achievements of the graduates. The program included guest speakers with inspirational messages, highlighted by Governor Baker. Each honored youth also received a gift from Jordan’s, along with a Certificate of Achievement from DCF. The youth came from across the Commonwealth to attend.

    Eliot Tatelman and Jordan's Furniture have been sponsoring this achievement celebration for foster youth since 2002. The guests at the Sunday evening event included graduates, their foster parents, siblings, and social workers who gathered to celebrate their academic achievements. “This is our 18th year hosting this special event. Each year, it gets bigger and bigger”, says Tatelman. “We are thrilled to continue the tradition. It is important to acknowledge the academic achievements of these great kids, many who have made it through some adverse conditions”, he says. “It is our way to show our support for them. And with Governor Baker here, too, it shows just how important these young folks are to the Commonwealth.”

    “Whatever is next for our young people, whether it is a job or a degree, the power of education has put their life goals in reach. The Department is so proud of them”, says DCF Commissioner Linda Spears. “We are deeply grateful to Jordan’s Furniture and Eliot who, year after year, makes it possible for us to celebrate the accomplishment of our graduates in such an amazing way.”

    Jordan’s Furniture plans to continue this annual tradition. They will also continue other initiatives to support the foster care and adoption communities.

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April 2022

  • Jordan’s Furniture hosts Adoption Meet & Greet for children in foster care and prospective families

    (Reading, MA) –There are over 1,700 children in Massachusetts who are waiting for adoption right now. To help children in state care meet families that are ready to parent, Jordan’s Furniture is hosting a special adoption event this Sunday, April 10 from 8:30 - 11:00 am, at Jordan’s Furniture, 50 Walker’s Brook Dr., Reading, MA. This event is by invitation only.

    Jordan’s Furniture hosts this event in collaboration with the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) and the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families (DCF) to help find permanent families for children in state foster care. Prospective adoptive parents who have been through the approval process and are licensed will be able to meet waiting children. Licensed families will have an opportunity to meet with social workers in a casual atmosphere.

    “We continually look for ways to encourage interaction between children and adults at our adoption events”, says Eliot Tatelman, President and CEO of Jordan’s Furniture. “After all, that is why the concept of adoption events work … people interacting with each other, getting to know one another, making new friends.” Tatelman continues, “We have a fun, family-friendly store in Reading with a ropes course and a water show, plus we add activities and attractions like arts & crafts, stilt walking, face painting and balloon artistry. It becomes the perfect environment for both kids and adults to enjoy some quality time together.” Eliot continues, “From previous adoption events that we have hosted, it has proven to be very successful in making matches and ultimately creating families! We are so proud to continue our support of the adoption and foster care communities because we see so many positive outcomes from our efforts,” Tatelman concludes.

    The private event is open to families currently involved in Massachusetts Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (MAPP) training or in the final stages of the homestudy process. Families will have the opportunity to speak with social workers and meet waiting children and sibling groups, in a fun and interactive environment.

    “Children and teens need the stability and loving support a permanent family provides. Every child deserves a permanent family”, says Bridget Chiaruttini, Executive Director of MARE. “We are proud to continue our partnership with Jordan’s Furniture. Events like this one are a great way to promote fun interaction, and, hopefully, result in adoptive matches for the youth and families that we serve”, she concludes.

    In Massachusetts, 2,400 children currently reside in foster care and have the goal of adoption, and more than 700 of those children have no relative or other potential adopter. Teens, sibling groups, children of color, youth who identify as LGBTQ+, and/or children with special needs tend to wait the longest for families.

    Prospective adoptive parents can be almost any age (18+); single, partnered, married, LGBT; homeowners or renters; experienced parents or new to parenting. Families of various income levels can adopt, as long as they have a stable source of income to support a child. There are no fees to adopt a child from foster care. Financial subsidies may be available, and children adopted from foster care are eligible for a tuition-waiver at Massachusetts state colleges and universities.

    Anyone who is interested in learning more about adoption from foster care, applying to become an adoptive parent or the MAPP training process should visit mareinc.org or call 617-964-MARE (6273).

    MARE is a private, non-profit organization, founded in 1957 to find adoptive homes for children and teens in foster care, including sibling groups and children who are traditionally harder to place. For more information about MARE, please visit mareinc.org.

    Jordan’s Furniture, the premiere furniture and mattress retailer in New England, has one of highest grossing sales per square foot records in The United States. With indoor features like Beantown (city made of jellybeans), Sunbrella IMAX 3D Theaters, a 4-level ropes course (largest indoor ropes course in the world), indoor water shows, an iconic holiday village display, and full-service restaurants, Jordan’s Furniture is the leader in combining entertainment with shopping. Store locations are destinations, with the average time spent on-site over double the industry average. Customer Service at Jordan’s is paramount. Jordan’s 1200 employees, the “J-Team”, excel at providing an unparalleled shopping experience. Established over 100 years ago and starting as a family business, Jordan’s Furniture is a community leader in their markets and believes in giving back to the community through charitable partnerships. They currently have seven store locations including Avon MA, Natick MA, Reading MA, Nashua NH, Warwick, RI, New Haven CT and South Portland ME, along with a Distribution Center Taunton, MA.

January 2022

  • Over 7,500 winter coats collected at Jordan's Furniture for area families

    Jordan’s sponsors program to help local communities

    Although 2021 was another year when everyone dealt with the pandemic, Jordan’s customers came out strong to support local families in-need! For the 17th year in a row, Jordan’s Furniture was one of the primary sponsors of Coats For Kids & Families, a program run by Caring Partners, Inc. that provides warm winter coats for both children and adults. Collection drives took place at all Jordan’s locations from October through December. Jordan’s promoted it on their social media channels, with email blasts and through broadcast public service announcements. The result was over 7,500 warm coats, professionally cleaned by Antons Cleaners, that were donated to families in-need within the local communities via social service agencies.

    “Times are so tough right now for most people, due to Covid, but especially for families that are in difficult situations anyway,” said Eliot Tatelman, President of Jordan’s Furniture. “It was a no-brainer to participate in Coats For Kids & Families again, a wonderful program run by Antons Cleaners, who so generously cleans every single coat free of charge. And our customers stepped up to the plate! They donated thousands of coats and we are so thankful for their generosity.”, Tatelman concluded.

    In addition to being a collection site for the donated coats, Jordan’s Furniture also provided the grand prizes in the Coats For Kids School Rewards Program, a part of the initiative that encourages students to get involved with collection drives at their schools. The financial prizes that Jordan’s provided to the schools went to their After-School Programs and/or their Sports Programs.

    The mission of Coats for Kids is simple … anyone who needs a coat will have one. Since the program’s conception by Antons in 1995, over one million coats have been collected and distributed. Coats For Kids is a Caring Partners program and is sponsored by Jordan’s Furniture, Antons Cleaners, and Enterprise Bank.

December 2021

  • Jordan's 2021 Head Start Holiday Gift Program Over 600 children receive gifts from the J-Team

    The holiday season is a time of year when most people think about exchanging gifts with the loved ones. However, there are thousands of children every year who do not receive gifts, due to financial hardships. So, Jordan’s created the Head Start Holiday Gift Program over 10 years ago to help kids in marginalized communities who do not always find holiday gifts under the Christmas tree. All donated gifts are courtesy of the Jordan’s employees. The company partners with eight (8) Head Start programs in the neighborhoods where the stores operate and deliver wrapped presents in time for the Christmas morning. This year, over 600 gifts were provided to the schools.

    “It’s all about family at this time of year”, says Eliot Tatelman, President of Jordan’s Furniture. “But right in our backyard, there are so many kids that simply do not wake up to presents on Christmas morning, so we wanted to help. Jordan’s has an awesome team of employees who help make the holidays brighter every year by purchasing specific gifts for specific children in the local Head Start Programs. Our Jordan’s family helps to spread holiday cheer to other families throughout our communities!”

    The wrapped gifts were delivered to each school by Jordan’s drivers the week before the holiday, so that teachers could distribute them to parents or guardians of the young students, so that there were gifts under the tree on Christmas morning. Thank you to the members of the fabulous J-Team who participated in the program. They helped to make the holidays brighter for many in-need children throughout New England.

November 2021

  • Jordan's Furniture hosts adoptive families at the Enchanted Village

    In celebration of the 2021 National Adoption Day, hundreds of adoptive families came together for a private event at Jordan’s Enchanted Village in Avon. This private, invitation-only event took place on Sunday morning November 21, before the store opened to the public. The guests included families who had adopted a child, youth or sibling group from foster care during the calendar year of 2021. Children and adults alike enjoyed all of the attractions at the Enchanted Village free of charge including the newest activity called The Tube, an indoor mountain slide, along with indoor skating, the Reindeer Arcade Game, Polar Express, the laser LITE show, a photo with Santa, and of course, the iconic Enchanted Village display itself.

    “We are so happy to be able to celebrate foster care adoption and to welcome these wonderful families to our holiday attraction again this year,” said Jordan’s Furniture President Eliot Tatelman. “We have been a strong advocate of finding permanent homes for children and youth in state care for a very long time. And now we see all of these success stories … all of these happy families. It make all of the time and effort well worth it! It is a great way to usher in the holiday season, since there is nothing more important than family.”

    Jordan’s Furniture has been hosting this private event for adoptive families for over 12 years now and they plan to continue to do so in the future. For more information about foster care adoption, visit mareinc.org.

  • The ENCHANTED VILLAGE at Jordan's Furniture opens TODAY in Avon NEW THIS YEAR ... THE TUBE

    Avon, MA - The Enchanted Village will open to the public today at Jordan’s Furniture in Avon. The display at Jordan’s has always been so much more than the iconic, historic attraction that revelers remember from years past with additions like Enchanted Ice (a 4,000 square-foot indoor skating rink), photos with Santa Claus, Polar Express 4D The Ride, the Holiday Laser LITE show and The Reindeer Arcade Game, along with the original Jordan Marsh blueberry muffins. And brand new this year : THE TUBE … an indoor mountain that both adults and kids can slide down on a deluxe inner tube!

    In 2009, the Enchanted Village went from Jordan Marsh to its new home of Jordan’s Furniture in Avon when Jordan’s President Eliot Tatelman bought it at auction. And now 12 years later, Tatelman still wants families to experience the magic in the high-energy environment that includes activities for everyone. “It has been great to see generations of families visiting us during the holiday season. They spend hours touring the Village, visiting Santa, seeing Polar Express, experiencing our laser LITE show, and skating indoors. And now they can have a blast together sliding down The Tube! We’re a furniture store…but so much more during the holiday season!”

    At the Enchanted Village, the public will see the animated figurines and yuletide scenes that are remembered from the many years at Jordan Marsh in Downtown Crossing. However, the display has been fully refurbished and Jordan-ized and it now includes indoor snow storms.

    In addition to the historic Enchanted Village, revelers can also enjoy The Tube slide, Enchanted Ice indoor skating rink, Polar Express 4D The Ride, the holiday laser LITE show, the Reindeer Arcade Game, and photos with Santa Claus. Guests can also purchase the original Jordan Marsh blueberry muffins.

    The Enchanted Village at Jordan’s Furniture in Avon will be open to the public starting today until Sunday January 2, 2022. For hours, prices, details and directions, visit jordans.com. Tickets for all attractions are available online.

    Masks are required on all guests and staff.

  • Big turnout for Jordan's 2021 Adoption Meet & Greet at their Reading store!

    Reading, MA – during an early October Sunday morning, hundreds of guests gathered at the Jordan’s Furniture in Reading MA for the chance to talk to social workers about foster care adoption and for the chance to meet children and youth living in state care. It was the Fall Adoption Meet & Greet on Sunday October 17, 2021 … an invitation-only “matching event” for pre-adoptive families to potentially meet their future son or daughter. It provided the opportunity to not simply hear about foster care adoption but to actually begin to create a bond with a possible “match”. These type of face-to-face events have proven to be highly effective in creating families. It was hosted by Jordan’s Furniture and was in partnership with the Massachusetts Research Exchange (MARE) and the Department of Children & Families (DCF). All activities were socially distant and all guests and staff were required to wear masks. Although Jordan’s has been running adoption events for over 20 years, the Adoption Meet & Greet was the first one in almost 2 years, due to Covid.

    “In this age of technology and video, it is so important to run events where families and kids can experience “face time” together”, says Eliot Tatelman, President of Jordan’s Furniture. “To make the decision to adopt from foster care is very emotional and it requires time. It requires time for the families and the children to get to know each other. And that is why we run these types of events.” He continues “To literally watch the interaction and the communication take place is truly special. We are so proud to be a part of the process.”

    Over 400 guests were at the Jordan’s Reading store during this private event that took place before the store opened to the public. The guests included social workers, families trained in foster care adoption, and children in state care. There were also many fun activities throughout the store that encouraged families and kids to play together. Both MARE and DCF will track to “matches” from this event, in the hopes that they lead to adoption legalizations.

    Jordan’s Furniture has been a partner with MARE for 21 years, embarking on countless initiatives and events to help find permanent adoption homes for children, youth, and sibling groups in state care. For more information about foster care adoption, visit MAREInc.org.

September 2021

  • Jordan's concludes their 2021 Cradles To Crayons collection drive for the "Reading For Learning" program

    More than 2 truckloads of donations delivered to the Giving Factory … helping over 2400 kids!

    Jordan’s Furniture continued their partnership into the 9th year with Cradles To Crayons through a company-wide collection drive for their “Ready For Learning” Program. New and like-new children’s clothing (shirts, pants, sweaters, sweatshirts, and jackets) for infants to 12 years old were collected at all stores and in the Jordan’s Taunton Distribution Center from June through August. “Ready For Learning” is a school preparedness program, which provides low-income and homeless children with the essential back-to-school supplies and clothing needed to start the year prepared and excited to learn. The Cradles to Crayons/Jordan’s Furniture partnership, now in its ninth year, has supported more than 19,000 children to date and expects to pass the 20,000 mark this year.

    “We are so proud to continue our partnership with Cradles to Crayons and to support their Ready for Learning program,” said Eliot Tatelman, Jordan’s President. “This past year has been so difficult for many, many area families, so we are happy to help ease their burden for this upcoming school year, no matter where the classrooms are located,”. Tatelman continues, “I remember my first days of school and all of the memories of each one. It is so important for every child to feel worthy. By working with the team at Cradles to Crayons, we hope to do our part in helping area children get ready for school and be prepared to learn. Through the generosity of our wonderful customers, we know that our donation drives have made an impact during the last eight years. We hope for the same success this year.”

    “We sincerely thank Jordan’s Furniture for their sustained support. They continue to be an invaluable supporter of our Ready for Learning initiative and help to ensure that thousands of local children begin a new school year with the supplies and clothing they need to succeed and feel confident,” said Aubrey Conquergood, Executive Director at Cradles to Crayons Boston. “We are working to assist families in Massachusetts recovering from the current health crisis, and the efforts by Jordan’s Furniture will go a long way in helping children in need as we look ahead at the Fall.

    The collection drive concluded with over two truckloads of school clothing to donate to Cradles To Crayons and their “Ready for Learning” Program! How many children will the donation impact? More than 2,400! The school clothes will be distributed to in-need families throughout Jordan’s communities via Cradles To Crayons and additional partners such as Maine Needs and CT’s New Reach, Inc. Since donations are generally low during the Summer months, Cradles To Crayons relies on Jordan’s partnership to be able to help many families get ready for the upcoming school year. Jordan’s is proud to be a loyal partner with Cradles To Crayons and to help area families.

April 2021

  • Jordan's Furniture Launches The 2021 Double Play Youth Baseball Donation Program

    Baseball and softball equipment for underserved youth

    In partnership with the Red Sox Foundation

    Taunton, MA – It’s been a long year for everyone but especially for kids so it’s time for them to get back on the ball field. Jordan’s Furniture is proud to announce the launch of their 2021 Double Play Youth Baseball Donation Program, a project that will supply like-new baseball and softball equipment to youth in underserved communities for the upcoming season. In partnership with the Red Sox Foundation’s Reviving Baseball in Inner-Cities (RBI) Program, equipment will be distributed to help the Foundation in its mission of closing the opportunity gap for players and coaches in our communities, which has widened considerably in the wake of COVID-19.

    Starting this week and running through June 13, equipment donations can be dropped off at any Jordan’s Furniture location in MA, RI, NH, ME, and CT, including their Taunton Distribution Center. All donations must be in like-new, clean condition. Equipment includes bats (metal only), catcher’s equipment, gloves, cleats (metal and plastic), baseballs (new), and softballs (new).

    “We have been running our youth baseball donation program for over 10 years now because we have seen in past seasons that the equipment gets directly in the hands of kids who need it. And the need does not end,” said Eliot Tatelman, President of Jordan’s Furniture. “Equipment is so expensive and there are thousands of kids that just cannot afford to play sports. We are excited to, again, team up with the Red Sox Foundation…the perfect partner!”

    “As we work to get our youth back on the field after what has been such a devastating year, we are deeply grateful to Jordan’s Furniture for the opportunity to once again partner together for the Double Play Program,” said Bekah Salwasser, Executive Vice President of Social Impact for the Red Sox and the Red Sox Foundation Executive Director. “Now, perhaps more than ever, our mission to promote equity and provide access and opportunity for every youth to play baseball and softball is critical. We couldn’t return to play without this equipment, and we’re proud to work alongside Jordan’s to leverage both of our platforms to inspire recovery, rebirth, and hope in the season ahead.”

    Other community partners include the New Haven YMCA Youth Center and the South Portland Little League.

    The 2021 Double Play Youth Baseball Donation Program runs through June 13. All information can be found online at www.jordans.com and at www.redsoxfoundation.org beginning today.

  • If the Red Sox pitch a No Hitter, all the furniture and mattresses you are FREE!

    Jordan’s 2021 Red Sox Promotion

    If the Red Sox pitch a No Hitter, between August 3 and October 3, everyone’s furniture and mattresses will be FREE! The Red Sox have done it 18 times before so they could do it again. This year, it’s not about the season … it’s about one game! And with starters on the pitching staff like Eduardo Rodriguez, Garrett Richards, Nathan Eovaldi, Martín Pérez, Nick Pivetta, and Chris Sale, a No Hitter could definitely happen! Plus, there is an old familiar face in the dugout with the return of Manager Alex Cora.

    Buy anything at Jordan’s Furniture between this Wednesday April 14 and May 16 and it will all be FREE, if the Red Sox pitch a No Hitter at any home or away game from August 3 through October 3. There is an average of 3 ½ No Hitters pitched each year.

    In addition, customers can also get up to 60 months with no interest and equal payments along with no minimum!* There is no limit on the amount of furniture or the selection of furniture.

    “We love the Sox and the great partnership we have with them”, says Eliot Tatelman, President of Jordan’s Furniture. “They have become part of our family and I’d like to think that we have become part of theirs. We’ve been offering our customers unbelievable opportunities, tying in with the Red Sox for many, many years. In 2007, we gave away over $30 million dollars of free furniture to 25,000 families when they won the World Championship”, says Tatelman. “We are always rooting for the Red Sox! If they pitch a No Hitter this year, we’ll give away millions of dollars’ worth of furniture and mattresses again. They’ve done before. They can do it again!”

    For all promotional “No Hitter” details and Terms & Conditions, visit any store location or click here for details.

March 2021

  • Jordan's Furniture supports foster care adoption in Maine

    Heart Gallery video display at Jordan’s South Portland store

    South Portland, ME – Jordan’s Furniture opened their seventh store in July 2020, despite the pandemic. One of the first projects with the community was to extend their 20-year support of foster care adoption into the state of Maine, where this week they launched the Heart Gallery display, after six months of planning. The video display highlights children, youth, and sibling groups who are in foster care and seeking permanent adoption. Program partners are the Maine Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Child & Family Services (OCFS), Spurwink, and A Family for ME, the non-profit organization that oversees the Heart Gallery display throughout the state.

    “After so much planning, we were thrilled to open our store in South Portland last summer,” said Jordan’s Furniture President and tv pitchman Eliot Tatelman. “And we were also thrilled to launch the Heart Gallery this week, so that we can help find adoptive homes for some very special kids.” Tatelman continues, “Jordan’s has been a strong and loyal advocate of foster care adoption for a long time and I am glad that we are able to continue our support up here in Maine. We hope to help find forever homes for lots of great kids!”

    Rebecca Beal from A Family for ME says of the partnership with Jordan’s “A Family for ME is grateful that Jordan’s Furniture continues their tradition of excellence in supporting communities by implementing a multi-step partnership with the Maine Department of Health & Human Services, beginning with sharing pictures and biographies of Maine children who are waiting to meet their forever families. This commitment and family-focused approach has been an important resource in several of their New England – based locations. Please join us in visiting Jordan’s Furniture’s South Portland location for a one-of-a-kind family-focused experience.”

    A Family for ME works in partnership with OCFS, Spurwink, and DHHS on The Heart Gallery that has dozens of locations throughout the state of Maine. All Heart Gallery displays are continually updated, making sure that the current waiting children are the ones highlighted in the display.

  • Jordan's Furniture collects a record-breaking 10,000 coats for in-need-families

    Over 16 years as a primary partner in Coats For Kids Program

    From October 2020 through February 2021, all Jordan’s Furniture locations accepted like-new, gently-used winter coats for all ages, as a corporate partner and primary sponsor of Coats For Kids, a program run by Caring Partners Inc. The program provides winter garments for both children and families to area families in-need. Through the generosity of Jordan’s customers, a record-setting 10,205 winter coats were collected. All coats were cleaned free of charge by Anton's Cleaners. The donated coats were distributed to area families by partnering organizations and social service agencies in all Jordan’s communities in MA, NH, RI, CT and ME.

    This season was especially challenging due to Covid. There were many more families in financially difficult situations so the program was extended, to be able to generate more donations and , therefore, help more families. It worked! Countless customers donated thousands of coats that were distributed throughout New England.

    Jordan’s Furniture has been a 16+year sponsor and partner with Coats For Kids. “We are so proud to be an integral part of this important program that gives back directly to the community”, says Eliot Tatelman, President of Jordan’s Furniture. “Especially this year, it was so important for us to continue our community outreach, despite the challenges that we have all encountered. We wanted to address the hardships of families that are right here in our communities.” Tatelman concludes “ I am glad that we could play a role in helping them out during this very difficult winter. And our friends at Anton's Cleaners, who created the program, do such a great job! We are happy to support this wonderful initiative.”

    The mission of Coats for Kids is simple, “Anyone who needs a coat will have one.” Since the program’s conception by Anton's in 1995, over one million coats have been collected and distributed. Coats For Kids is a Caring Partners program and is sponsored by Jordan’s Furniture, Anton's Cleaners, and Enterprise Bank.

January 2021

  • Local Head Start Programs receive holiday gifts

    From Jordan's Furniture staff for the 2020 holiday season

    During the unprecedented 2020 holiday season due to Covid, the employees of Jordan's Furniture generously donated gifts for the children at eight (8) Head Start schools within the company's communities. Over 550 wrapped holiday gifts were delivered to the schools late December, making the challenging holidays a bit brighter for lots of local children. The gifts were distributed to the Head Start programs within the neighborhoods where there are Jordan's store locations. It was all part of the Jordan's Furniture 2020 Head Start Holiday Gift Program. The gift deliveries were made to the schools in time for the teachers to distribute them to the students in the classroom or for the parents to use on Christmas morning. Jordan's staff members, called the J-Team, who participated in the internal Holiday Gift Program chose a specific child and then purchased and wrapped a gift to donate to him or her. It is one of the most rewarding Jordan's deliveries made all year.

    "Thank you doesn't seem enough to say", said one Head Start teacher when finding out about the program. "Jordan's has left me speechless, smiling and has given me hope during this difficult time."

    Eliot Tatelman, President of Jordan's Furniture said, "We are happy to continue our annual holiday gift program to children in our communities. During this extremely difficult time, so many families are struggling to simply pay bills, never mind purchasing toys or presents for the kids," continued Eliot. "It means a lot to be able to continue this Jordan's tradition."

    Jordan's Furniture has partnered with area Head Start programs during the holiday seasons since 2009, with all donated gifts directly benefiting the children and the families within the schools. Head Start programs promote school readiness of children ages birth to five from low-income families by supporting their development in a comprehensive way. The programs within Head Start support early learning, health, and family well-being. Jordan's Furniture is proud to make the holidays brighter for these very special children.

  • Annual holiday fundraiser pivots during Covid 

    Jordan’s hosts the WPLR Chaz & AJ Toy Drive at Jordan’s Furniture New Haven

    The one-week collection drive raises over $166,000!

    The WPLR morning team of Chaz & AJ knew that they needed to change one of their annual traditions that normally includes a live broadcast in front of hundreds of fans, musical performances, and special guest interviews. Their highly celebrated Toy Drive raises money and toys for area organizations that support children in-need. Due to Covid, however, the spectator event could not take place as usual.

    Instead, the 2020 WPLR Chaz & AJ Toy Drive consisted of a one-week collection drive at the Jordan’s Furniture New Haven store. Even during the unprecedented time of a pandemic, the event raised $166,546.38 in toys and money for the partnering charities. Guests were asked to come to the store anytime during the week to drop off their donations. Members of the WPLR Morning Team were on-site each day to meet guests and accept the donations.

    “Jordan’s customers and WPLR listeners are awesome!”, said Jordan’s President Eliot Tatelman. “Even during a global pandemic, these great folks came out to donate toys and money for kids in their community who are going through a tough time. Amazing.”

    Proceeds from the toy drive benefited five (5) local children’s charities including Central CT Coast YMCA, McGivney Community Center Inc., Boys and Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley, Team Inc, and the Center for Family Justice. This year’s fundraiser was the 5th year that Jordan’s hosted it. Thank you to all of the donors and to the entire WPLR team. Jordan’s Furniture is happy to host the annual toy drive and to support such wonderful organizations.