Jordan’s Furniture to Host Walk, this Sunday May 20, 2012

BOSTON, May 17, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — “What makes a house feel like a home?” asks Jordan’s Furniture CEO Eliot Tatelman. “It’s not furniture,” comes the surprising answer, “It’s family. But thousands of kids living right here in Massachusetts are waiting for all the comforts of home AND family,” he added.

That’s why Jordan’s Furniture, a long-time champion for children in state foster care, is hosting A Walk Home: the Walk for Adoption this Sunday morning, May 20 at the Jordan’s Furniture’s Taunton facility.

The Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE), in partnership with Jordan’s Furniture, is organizing the 3rd annual Walk for Adoption to benefit its work to recruit adoptive parents for children and teens in state foster care. Over 2,000 local children are currently growing up in temporary foster care while waiting for permanent, safe, loving homes.

Jordan’s President/CEO Eliot Tatelman will be in attendance to welcome guests and kick-off the Walk at 9:30am.

The Walk for Adoption is a fun-filled celebration of adoption, featuring a 5K (or shorter) non-competitive walk as well as children’s activities, entertainment, raffles, games, and refreshments.

Walk participants can register online at www.firstgiving.com/mare by noon Friday, or in person at the Walk. Registration starts at 9:00 am at Jordan’s Furniture, 450 Revolutionary Drive, E. Taunton, MA. Prizes will be awarded for top fundraising individuals and teams.

MARE’s Walk for Adoption is sponsored by Jordan’s Furniture, StoneTurn Group, WebsterOneSource, WickedLocal, Brookline Bank, Hannaford Supermarkets, and Kohl’s Cares for Kids.

For more information on A Walk Home, MARE’s Walk for Adoption, or to learn about adoption from foster care, contact MARE at 800-882-1176, 617-54-ADOPT, or visit www.MAREinc.org

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