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Jo-Ann to Expand National Volunteer Week Program to Include Distribution Centers

04/15/2013

National Volunteer Week is April 21 through 27

HUDSON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the leading fabric and craft specialty retailer in America, is celebrating National Volunteer Week April 21 through 27. In partnership with BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Jo-Ann will expand upon its 2012 program to include Team Members at its three distribution centers located around the country.

“At Jo-Ann, we have a deep passion for supporting the communities we call home. In 2013, we are expanding our National Volunteer Week efforts in order to make an even greater impact,” said Tom Williams, senior vice president, human resources, at Jo-Ann. “With our volunteerism program growing to include hundreds of Team Members from our three distribution centers around the country, I look forward to seeing what the Jo-Ann volunteer team can accomplish this year.”

In 2012, 444 Team Members from the Jo-Ann Stores corporate office in Hudson, Ohio, participated in the program fulfilling 651 volunteer opportunities and donating more than 2,529 hours collectively over the course of a week.

The expansion of the program to include the three Jo-Ann Distribution Centers, located in Hudson, Ohio; Opelika, Ala.; and Visalia, Calif., grants the opportunity for Team Members to give back to their communities throughout the month of April.

For a recap of 2012 Volunteer Week activities through photos, visit the Jo-Ann Flickr page. To find the Jo-Ann store nearest you, use the store locator on Joann.com.

About Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.

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, approximately 800 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.

About BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence

BVU is a Northeast Ohio-based organization that strengthens nonprofits by involving thousands of volunteers from the community; engaging hundreds of business executives and professionals on nonprofit boards of directors; and providing leading-edge board and management consulting and training services for nonprofits.

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

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Jo-Ann Team Members volunteer at a Habitat for Humanity site during 2012 National Volunteer Week. (Photo: Business Wire) 741 x 538 jpg 79 KB
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