J.C. Penney is one of the leading retailers that operates more than 1,000 department stores throughout the United States. The company offers several furniture items, including mattresses, drawers and cabinets. It also provides a range of houseware products, such as dining sets, carts and kitchen gadgets. In addition, it offers bed and bathroom accessories, shoes, jewelry, and apparel for men, women and children. The company offers portrait frames, greeting cards and a selection of seasonal gift items. It operates an optical center that provides contact lenses, glasses and vision care plans. Additionally, it operates the J.C. Penney Afterschool Fund, which organizes and conducts various school programs. J.C. Penney maintains a location in Melbourne, Fla.