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JINS Adds Jumpstart to Cases for Causes Collaboration

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SAN FRANCISCO, October 11

The newest organization, Jumpstart, is a national early education non-profit that recruits and trains college students and community volunteers, known as Corps members. They serve preschool children in underserved communities to develop the language, literacy, and social-emotional skills they need to not only be ready for kindergarten, but also set them on a path for lifelong success.

JINS helps customers see the world better, but they also like to make the world a better place to see. That’s why JINS developed Cases for Causes. Whether it’s promoting cultural diversity in the city or protecting the wildlife of the wilderness, each of the nonprofits empowered by this program is slowly changing the world. When customers buy a case for $5, all of the money collected goes directly to the charity, and they become a part of movement that affects change in everyone’s world.

Up until now, JINS had partnerships with five other organizations through their Cases for Causes program, namely: San Francisco BayKeeper, Wildlife Conservation Network, JCCCNC, SubArt and Make a Film Foundation. They worked with these organizations to design unique eyewear cases inspired by the work they do.

About Jumpstart

Jumpstart is fueled by the core belief that providing high-quality educational opportunities to all young children contributes to breaking the cycle of poverty. By leveraging the power of volunteers and communities and reducing the adult-child ratios in the classrooms where Jumpstart Corps members serve, children build the key language, literacy, and social-emotional skills needed to take on the world. Jumpstart believes that every child deserves a high-quality early learning experience, a message that is reflected in their vision – to work toward the day that every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Since 1993, Jumpstart has trained 45,000 college students and community volunteers to transform the lives of 95,000 preschool children nationwide.

“We are so honored that JINS has selected Jumpstart to be a part of their Cases for Causes program. Their dedication to making the world a better place is truly reflected through this program and the nonprofits selected for such an amazing opportunity,” said Atalaya Sergi, Regional Vice President at Jumpstart. “This support will help us give even more children opportunities to succeed in kindergarten and beyond. Every time a JINS customer carries their Jumpstart case, they are helping our organization to continue to put children first and highlight the continued need for high-quality early education for all children.”

About JINS

JINS is a Japanese eyewear company, which was founded in 2001. The brand has 400* retail locations in Asia and has 4 U.S. store locations in the U.S. At JINS, customers can receive their prescription eyewear in less than 30 minutes and select from over 1,200 styles all designed in Tokyo. Prices of frames start at $60, include single-vision aspheric lenses and standard coatings.

*400 retail locations as of August 2016.

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Lilian Wouters

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