The Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation has distributed more than 150,000 surgical masks to those on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19 this month, including 25,000 to Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA; 16,000 to Boston Medical Center in Boston, MA; 12,000 to Lifespan in Providence, RI; 8,000 to Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket, RI; 4,000 to South County Hospital in South Kingstown, RI; 2,000 each to the State Police in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont; and 200 to each police chief and fire chief in the 140 communities where Ocean State Job Lot stores are located.
Additional recipients include Bradley Hospital, Care New England, CharterCARE Health Partners, the Rhode Island Free Clinic, URI, Amtrak Police, and the North Kingstown Fire Department.
In late March, Ocean State Job Lot contributed $250,000 to a fund dedicated to acquiring critical supplies needed in the fight against COVID-19 by leveraging its global supply chain to quickly and affordably source items such as gloves, masks, disinfectants, sanitizers, eye protection, and more from its vendors.
“COVID-19 is affecting all of us in every community, and Ocean State Job Lot is doing all we can to take advantage of our unique operations to lend a hand,” said David Sarlitto, Executive Director of the Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation. “From masks to food donations, we are grateful to be able to provide assistance to those who are putting their lives on the line to protect ours.”
About Ocean State Job Lot
Founded in 1977, Ocean State Job Lot is a growing, privately held discount retail chain with 140 stores in New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, approximately 5,600 employees, and annual sales of approximately $725 million. Job Lot sells brand name, first quality merchandise at closeout prices. Shoppers find an ever-changing array of household goods, apparel, pet supplies, seasonal products (holiday, gardening, patio, pool and beach supplies), and kitchen pantry staples at a fraction of their typical price. The company was named by Forbes Magazine as a 2017 and 2018 “Best Midsize Employer.”
The Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation has a long history of philanthropic leadership, supporting numerous causes, including feeding the hungry, helping the homeless, assisting veterans and military families, aiding animal rescue, caring for children, advancing healthcare, supporting the arts and promoting learning. Ocean State Job Lot is headquartered at 375 Commerce Park Road in the Quonset Point Business Park,North Kingstown, RI 02852. Phone: (401) 295-2672; Web: OceanStateJobLot.com.