HUDSON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the leading fabric and craft specialty retailer in America, is expanding its relationship with the Kids In Need Foundation in 2014 to benefit the foundation’s Second Responder® program in addition to its Teacher Grant program.
“The Kids In Need Foundation, and its mission to ensure that every child is prepared to learn, is a cause the Jo-Ann family cares deeply about,” said Margaret Skinner, director, corporate communications, at Jo-Ann. “We have supported the Kids In Need Foundation Teacher Grant program since 2002, and the response each year has been tremendous. We hope to benefit the foundation’s Second Responder® program in the same way.”
The Kids In Need Foundation Second Responder® program provides students affected by natural disasters with school supplies to help them return to familiar routines following tragedies. Now until August 9, Jo-Ann customers will have the opportunity to purchase “pin-ups” upon check-out in increments of $1, $5 and $10. 100 percent of proceeds will go towards helping the Kids In Need Foundation fill backpacks with school supplies.
In addition to the Second Responder® program, Jo-Ann supports the Kids In Need Teacher Grant program which provides funding to educators to assist them in offering innovative learning opportunities for students. Jo-Ann donates $25,000 annually to the grant program. To apply for a Kids In Need Foundation Teacher Grant, preK-12 educators can visit kinf.org/grants/. The application period runs through September 30.
To learn more about how Jo-Ann supports its communities, visit Joann.com/corporate-giving.html.
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.