Ocean State Theatre Company has partnered with Jordan’s Furniture to offer a live theatrical experience to underserved children through two statewide mentoring programs.
Philanthropy is an important part of the business philosophy at Jordan’s Furniture, the New England-based furniture retailer, which opened its sixth location at the Warwick Mall in December 2011.
The contribution from Jordan’s Furniture will be used to underwrite both discounted tickets for mentors and free tickets for mentees involved with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Ocean State, as well as Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education (RISE), for this Saturday’s 2 p.m. performance of OSTC’s current production, the New England premiere of the popular holiday favorite, “Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical.”
“Shared experiences are extraordinarily important. They help us feel more connected to the world around us,” Amiee Turner, CEO of Ocean State Theatre Company, said in a statement. “Live theatre in particular has a real and studied ability to facilitate personal growth, improve mental health, improve empathy, and promote conversations. We are thrilled to partner with Jordan’s Furniture in order to offer an experience that the mentor can share with their mentee.”
Mentors participating with either organization can call the box office at 921-6800 Monday through Friday from 12 to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 12 to 4 p.m., and up until curtain on performance days.