Jumpstart and Coinstar Announce Partnership

Jumpstart and Coinstar Announce Relationship
Individuals can now donate to Jumpstart at participating Coinstar kiosks nationwide

BOSTON, MA & BELLEVUE, WA – Jumpstart, a national early education organization, and Coinstar, the leader in self-service coin counting, have recently joined forces to raise awareness about America’s achievement gap and Jumpstart’s work in preschool classrooms nationwide. Starting today, individuals across the country can donate to Jumpstart at participating Coinstar® kiosks nationwide. Coinstar provides individuals the opportunity to donate their change to Jumpstart through its Coins that Count® program.

Donations made to Jumpstart through Coinstar’s Coins that Count Program will help fund Jumpstart's yearlong, early education program serving preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Children who start school behind are more likely to stay behind, and this gap only widens over time; Jumpstart intervenes early to prepare children for kindergarten, closing the gap before it is too late. Jumpstart is a national early education organization that helps children develop language and literacy skills they need for school.

Jumpstart and Coinstar have also developed educational information and fun activities that will help families support their children’s early math, literacy and language development. These great resources can help turn everyday activities into learning opportunities and will also help preschool children learn financial concepts, setting them on a path to spend, save and give back.

“We’re very excited to be working with a respected organization like Jumpstart to raise awareness and funds for such important initiatives,” said Mike Skinner, president of Coinstar’s Coin business. “With approximately $10 billion in coins across the U.S. waiting to be converted, imagine the impact if only a fraction of that were donated to Jumpstart.”

To learn more about the Jumpstart Coinstar relationship and to locate a participating Coinstar Center, visit www.coinstar.com. To view financial literacy materials, visit www.coinstar.com/jumpstart. To learn more about Jumpstart’s yearlong program, visit www.jstart.org.

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ABOUT JUMPSTART
Every child deserves the chance to succeed, yet studies show that children from low-income neighborhoods are at a greater risk of school failure. Jumpstart is a national early education organization that helps these children develop the language and literacy skills they need for school, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap before it is too late. Since 1993, Jumpstart has trained more than 20,000 college students and community volunteers to deliver its program to more than 90,000 preschool children nationwide. Jumpstart’s award-winning program holds a “Best in America” seal from Independent Charities of America. Join us to work toward the day every child in America enters school prepared to succeed. Learn more at www.jstart.org.

ABOUT COINSTAR
Coinstar, a Coinstar, Inc. brand, is the leader in the self-service coin-counting services and owns and operates the only multi-national, fully automated network of self-service coincounting kiosks. The company has approximately 18,800 coin-counting locations in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Ireland and the United Kingdom, and since its inception, Coinstar has processed more than $27 billion in change. Coinstar makes it simple to convert coins to cash or store credit or consumers can receive fee-free coin counting when choosing a gift card or e-certificate. For more information on Coinstar coin counting visit www.coinstar.com and for information on Coinstar, Inc., visit www.coinstarinc.com.

Press Contacts:

Jessica Weed, Jumpstart
857.413.4563
Jessica.weed@jstart.org

Sarah Jones, Coinstar, Inc.
425-943-8121
sjones@coinstar.com

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