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Despite tough economy, Jo-Ann donates more than $700K in '08


HUDSON, Ohio In honor of International Corporate Philanthropy Day, Jo-Ann Stores, Inc. announced that it has donated $656,000 in cash and products to non-profit organizations in 2008. Additionally, Jo-Ann reported that donations through individual contributions and company-sponsored fundraisers, brought total 2008 giving to more than $767,000.

"We are pleased to be able to make a difference in our communities," said Darrell Webb, CEO. "Our support last year helped educate the public about heart disease, provide supplies to teachers and help families cope with childhood illnesses."

Despite the current economic conditions, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores said it will continue to support and grow its corporate giving program in the communities in which it operates.

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