Gloria Gemma and Ocean State Job Lot donate over 2,000 gloves

Photo caption: McAuley House and Gloria Gemma staff and volunteers

Photo caption: David Sarlitto, Executive Director of Ocean State Job Lot and
Maria Gemma, Executive Director of Gloria Gemma

Photo caption: Gloves donated by Ocean State Job Lot


Pawtucket, RI - Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Foundation has partnered with Ocean State Job Lot to distribute over 2,000 gloves, donated by Ocean State Job Lot, to 6 shelters in the Providence, Pawtucket and Cranston areas over three days. The event kicked off on Monday, December 19th at McAuley House in Providence.  

McAuley House, part of McAuley Ministries, is located at 622 Elmwood Avenue, Providence. They serve up over 70,000 meals per year to those in need. On December 19th Gloria's Angels, a Gloria Gemma resource initiative, served lunch and distributed 300 pairs of gloves to the people served by McAuley House. Executive Director of Ocean State Job Lot, David Sarlitto, also attended the kick-off event.

Gloria Angels Coordinator, Development Assistant and Survivor, Jane Iannetta states “We are grateful to be able to help people in our community with some of their biggest needs, food and clothing, through our partnership with Ocean State Job Lot.” Gloria’s Angels provides “TLE” (that little extra) to women affected by breast cancer, with comfort care bags for newly diagnosed patients, healthy meals for women in treatment, oncology massage for post treatment women and services specifically designed for metastatic patients.

Also on Monday, over 2,000 pairs of gloves were distributed at Crossroads in Cranston, St. Patrick’s in Providence, Amos House in Providence and Warm Center in Westerly. Additional gloves will go to St. Paul’s in Pawtucket. 

David Sarlitto, states “Gloria Gemma and Ocean State Job Lot partnered together this past year as part of a wellness initiative, predominantly driven by the excitement of their employees, and has grown into a much larger scale Rhode Island partnership. Our customers and business partners have big hearts and are making a difference in their own backyard.”  

(release from Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation)