Press Release

BJ's Charitable Foundation Donates $569,160 to 92 Nonprofits in BJ's 15-state Footprint

Recipient organizations focused on supporting vital, basic needs - Education, healthcare, hunger prevention and self sufficiency

January 21, 2014 7:45 AM EST

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Jan. 21, 2014 -- BJ's Charitable Foundation announces the distribution of 92 grants totaling $569,160 to various local nonprofit organizations that support the health and overall well-being of children and families residing in the communities surrounding BJ's Wholesale Clubs.

"BJ's is not your average chain," said Jessica Newman, executive director for the BJ's Charitable Foundation. "If we have a club in your community, you better believe that we consider ourselves a part of that community too, and we strive to help our communities grow and prosper because when they thrive, we do too."

Since its inception in 2005, the BJ's Charitable Foundation has donated over $19 million to more than 2,200 community organizations. The noted organizations receiving grants from BJ's Charitable Foundation submitted proposals between 10/12/2013 – 01/10/2014. All recipients are 501(c)3 charitable organizations that support services in the regions where BJ's Wholesale Clubs are located.

For a complete listing of all of the organizations that received grants, please see:,463.shtml.

About BJ's Charitable Foundation
BJ's Charitable Foundation was established with the mission to enrich every community BJ's Wholesale Clubs serve. The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that primarily benefit the underprivileged in the area of basic needs (hunger prevention, self-sufficiency, education and health). For more information about BJ's Charitable Foundation, please visit,

SOURCE BJ’s Charitable Foundation