Jordan’s Furniture donates 1,000 Bicycles to 1,000 Youth from Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston; 60 kids from Salesians also receive bicycles.

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Salesians Boys and Girls Club of East Boston also beneficiary of 60 bikes.

BOSTON, MA (June 18, 2024) – Jordan’s Furniture President Eliot Tatelman on Saturday, June 15 presented 1,000 Diamondback bicycles, helmets, locks, and bicycle safety information packets to youth members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston and other local Boys & Girls Clubs at Jordan’s Big Bike Giveaway. Each of the 1,000 bicycles, put together by Jordan’s Furniture staff by hand leading up to the event, featured personalized name plates for each recipient.

The more than 3,000 guests attended the event at Bayside Parking Area at UMass Boston enjoyed food from Wahlburgers and entertainment from DJ Master Millions, Recycled Percussion from the hit show America’s Got Talent, and Phunk Phenomenon. Those in attendance also heard from Tatelman, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston Nicholas President and CEO Robert Lewis Jr. about how the donation fosters healthy youth development and physical wellness throughout the City of Boston.

“Every kid deserves the freedom of a new bike,” said Eliot Tatelman, President, Jordan’s Furniture. “They can ride to school, to the store, to a friend’s house. However, not everyone can afford one.”

Tatelman envisions the donation to be a gift that keeps on giving, teaching youth members of local Boys & Girls Clubs to pay it forward and give their bicycle to someone else to use once they have outgrown it.

“I can’t think of a better way for our young people to start the summer than receiving a new bicycle and enjoying a beautiful day filled with music, dancing and delicious food with family and friends,” said Robert Lewis, Jr., Nicholas President and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston. “Big thanks to Eliot and Jordan’s Furniture for reinforcing to our members that they are an important part of our city’s future.”

The philanthropic effort, led by Tatelman, aligns with the City of Boston’s investments in child bicycles and bike instruction initiative, which provides children with the freedom to explore their neighborhoods, develop physically, and have fun while riding their bicycle.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston holds a prominent position as the leading and most impactful youth organization in Greater Boston. It serves to catalyze far-reaching opportunities and create more equitable futures for 6 to 18-year-olds across eight clubs and YouthConnect in Boston and Chelsea. Since 1893, BGCB has focused on making the city thrive and has played an essential role for young people eager to explore their passions, find their purpose, and prepare for a life of success and impact. In partnership with the public sector, private enterprise, related non-profits, donors, and volunteers, BGCB is aligned behind investing in the region’s urban talent pipeline and making a generational impact that expands beyond the walls of its buildings and deep into the communities it serves. Helping urban youth navigate a fast-paced global climate steeped in change, the organization is recognized for fueling the future of the city and the Commonwealth through its innovative “readiness” programs centered on three outcome areas: Academic Success, Wellness and Workforce Readiness. It is an affiliate of the Atlanta-based Boys & Girls Clubs of America, with over 5,000 Clubs nationwide serving over 3.6 million young people.

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.

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