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Ocean State Job Lot Announces Successful Conclusion of ‘Buy-Give-Get’ Bike Program for Children of Military Families in Need

Program Partners OSJL & Customers to Provide 1,800 Bikes to Children of Veterans Across New England and the Mid-Atlantic

North Kingstown, RI – (May 28, 2024) – Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL), a leading discount retailer with 153 stores across New England and the Mid-Atlantic, is proud to announce the successful conclusion of its inaugural ‘Buy-Give-Get’ bike program.

The program, which ran from May 14th to May 22nd, invited customers to buy a children’s bike for $100.00 at any OSJL store, give it back to the store, and get a $100.00 Crazy Deal Gift Card for future purchases. The overwhelming generosity of OSJL customers has made it possible to provide 1,800 bikes to children of military families across the Northeast.

“We’re deeply grateful to our loyal customers for their incredible support of our first-ever ‘Buy-Give-Get’ bikes program,” said David Sarlitto, Executive Director of the Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation. “Thanks to their generosity, we’re able to bring joy and the simple pleasure of riding a bike to children whose parents have sacrificed so much.”

The donated bikes will be distributed with the help of partners such as the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, USA Veterans, and other veteran services. Significant events include donations at Vets Fest in Philadelphia, PA, and at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, DC, where bikes will be given to the children of recovering veterans.

About Ocean State Job Lot:

Founded in 1977, Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL) is a growing, privately held discount retail chain with 153 stores in New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, approximately 5,600 employees, and annual sales exceeding $800 million. OSJL Shoppers find an ever-changing array of brand name, first quality merchandise at closeout prices, including 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 a four-time “Best Employer” by Forbes® Magazine*, a four-time US Best Managed Company by Deloitte, a two-time winner of the Inspiring Workplaces in North America Award, and a Global Top 100 Inspiring Workplaces winner. *Ocean State Job Lot is not affiliated with Forbes®.

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. The Foundation’s operational, administrative, and overhead expenses are covered by Ocean State Job Lot, not the Foundation, ensuring that 100% of every dollar raised through the Foundation goes directly to helping those in need.

Ocean State Job Lot is headquartered in the Quonset Point Business Park at 375 Commerce Park Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852. Phone: (401) 295-2672; Website: OceanStateJobLot.com.