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The battle to say warm this winter is being made a little easier for veterans in need in Connecticut with the Hope for the Holidays program.

The American Red Cross has teamed up with Fox 61 and Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation to provide warmth and support to at-risk veterans in our community.

At all Ocean State Job Lot stores in Connecticut from November 10th through December 10, 2017, or while supplies last, shoppers can purchase and donate a winter warmth gift bag for $10 (a $50 retail value) that contains new insulating boot socks, waterproof winter gloves, cold weather hat and scarf and a 10-pack of hand warmers. Each bag also contains Red Cross information on local resources for veteran support. Gift bags purchased will be donated with the help of the National Guard to local agencies across the state that serve veterans.

Participating Ocean State Job Lot locations in Connecticut:

Berlin:  207 Webster Square

Bloomfield:  20 Mountain Avenue

Bristol:  683 Farmington Avenue

Canton:  133 River Road

Clinton:  90 West Main Street

Danielson:  566 Providence Road

East Haven:  713 Foxon Road

Enfield:  25 Hazard Avenue

Griswold:  461 Voluntown Road

Groton:  941 Poquonnock Road

Ledyard:  1666 Route 12

Manchester:  205 Spencer Street

Meriden:  1231 East Main Street

Milford:  545 Bridgeport Avenue

Naugatuck:  727 Rubber Avenue

New Britain:  60 East Main Street

Old Saybrook:  901 Boston Post Road

Orange:  401 Boston Post Road

Seymour:  16 Klarides Village Drive

Southington:  328 Queen Street

Torrington:  681 Main Street

Waterbury:  40 Industry Lane

Waterford:  128 Boston Post Road

Wethersfield:  13 Wells Road

Willimantic:  1601 Main Street

Windsor:  560 Windsor Avenue

Windsor Locks:  20 Main Street


About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at

About Ocean State Job Lot:

Now in its 40th year, Ocean State Job Lot is a growing, privately held retail chain with 127 stores in New England, New York, and New Jersey, approximately 5,000 employees, and annual sales exceeding $650 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 supply), and kitchen pantry staples at a fraction of their typical price.  The company was named by Forbes Magazine as a 2017 “Best Midsize Employer.”  The Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation has a long history of philanthropic leadership, placing emphasis on local food banks in communities where Job Lot operates stores. The Foundation also supports medical and literacy initiatives, disaster relief efforts, the performing arts, military service members and their families, and special needs and foster children.  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:

Click to view Hope for the Holidays press release


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