BJ's and Local Kids Team Up to Support Military Personnel Serving Overseas
"BJ's strongly believes in our commitment to be responsible corporate citizens in the communities we serve," says Michael T. Wedge, President and CEO of BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. "We have implemented the 'Heart of Gold Hero Bags' program with the goal of helping children learn the importance of community service."
In total, more than 7,000 bags will be created for military personnel; the USO will distribute the bags. Make A Difference Day is the largest national day of helping others. The objective of the Make A Difference Day program is to give children a chance to share through community service and to learn that their actions can make a difference. Last year, 3 million people participated in volunteer activities surrounding this annual event. BJ's is proud to participate in Make A Difference Day for the fifth consecutive year. For BJ's locations, log on to http://www.bjs.com/locations.
Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. is a leading operator of warehouse clubs in the eastern United States, with 146 clubs in the chain. In 2002, net sales rose to $5.7 billion and comparable club sales increased by 2.0%. For more information on BJ's, log on to http://www.bjs.com/.
SOURCE: BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.
CONTACT: Annunziata Sodano of BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc., +1-508-651-6857
Web site: http://www.bjs.com/