Last week, a new Marshalls store opened at 1265 Main Street in Waltham, just down the road from JF&CS Headquarters. As part of their grand opening initiative and ongoing commitment to giving back to the communities in which they operate, Marshalls and the TJX Foundation (the parent company of Marshalls) selected JF&CS as a community partner. At the grand opening event, Marshalls store manager Laurie Valorie presented JF&CS CEO Rimma Zelfand with a $5,000 check. Several other JF&CS staff members were in attendance as well as Waltham Mayor Jeannette McCarthy and a crowd of local shoppers. Before the ribbon was cut, Ms. Valorie shared remarks, noting her admiration of the work done by JF&CS and her hope for a long-term partnership with the agency.
The generous gift is designated to our Services for People with Disabilities & Mental Illness Meaningful Days program. Additionally, Marshalls has hired a Meaningful Days participant to work in the new store.