Jo-Ann Stores Gives Back with Volunteer Program

More than 750 Team Members to donate 7,000 hours to 50 organizations over two weeks

HUDSON, Ohio--()--Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the leading fabric and craft specialty retailer in America, is celebrating the communities it calls home with a two week Volunteer Program.

In partnership with BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Jo-Ann has grown its Volunteer Program to include more than 750 Team Members at its corporate office in Hudson, Ohio, and distribution centers located across the country.

“At Jo-Ann, we take a lot of pride in supporting our communities,” said Riddi Kline, executive vice president, marketing and merchandising for Jo-Ann. “From the store-level Kids In Need Foundation donations to our national Volunteer Program, our Team Members care deeply about giving back and look forward to the spring’s volunteer opportunities. I’m impressed each year by the amount our Team Members accomplish and inspired by their compassion.”

Since 2012, Jo-Ann has given Team Members at its corporate headquarters the ability to donate eight hours of their work week to local non-profit organizations through coordinated Volunteer Weeks. Since 2013, Team Members at the company’s three distribution centers have participated as well.

Through the Volunteer Program, Jo-Ann Team Members have donated more than 7,000 hours of their time since 2012 to non-profit organizations including schools, park systems, homeless shelters, senior centers and food banks. In 2014, 50 organizations will benefit from the Jo-Ann Volunteer Program.

To learn more about Jo-Ann corporate giving, visit Joann.com.

About Jo-Ann Stores, LLC

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s leading fabric and craft retailer with locations in 49 states, was founded in 1943 as a single retail store. Today, more than 830 Jo-Ann stores across the country provide consumers all the fabrics, craft supplies and inspiration they need, conveniently under one roof. For additional information, visit Joann.com. To make creative connections, visit Joann.com/community.

Contacts

Jo-Ann Stores, LLC
Margaret Skinner, Director, Corporate Communications, 330-463-6705
margaret.skinner@joann.com

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Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the leading fabric and craft specialty retailer in America, is celebrating the communities it calls home with a two week Volunteer Program.

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Contacts

Jo-Ann Stores, LLC
Margaret Skinner, Director, Corporate Communications, 330-463-6705
margaret.skinner@joann.com