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19.12.2008

Children's Orchard supports the Muscular Dystrophy Association

The Children's Orchard franchise has announced that last month Lynn Roberts, co-owner of Green’s Children Orchard (Ohio), was locked up at Greentown Fire Department. She was a member of the HartTowns’ gang, a group of business leaders who were, the company explains, ‘caught doing good’. She was willingly taken to “jail” to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

All of the monies raised through this event will help MDA to serve families in Northeast Ohio affected by one of the 43 neuromuscular diseases in its program of services. In addition to the MDA Summer Camp at Camp Cheerful in Strongsville, the Association funds a muscle clinic at MetroHealth Medical Center and support groups and assists with the purchase of wheelchairs and other durable medical equipment.

Children's Orchard's franchisees run resale/retail boutiques that sell brand-name, top quality, ‘gently used’ and new kid's clothing, toys, furniture, equipment, books and accessories. The first store opened up in 1980 and the company began franchising in 1985. According to information provided by the company, it provides its franchisees with comprehensive support helping them, for example, to choose a suitable site, giving them both classroom and on-site training as well as guidance throughout the opening process. Assistance continues once the store is open with, among other things, public relations support and on-going support for all aspects of the business – from day-to-day operations to understanding financial performance. (kbp)


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