Press Release

BJ's Charitable Foundation grants $709,625.00 to 112 Charitable Organizations to Help End Hunger, Improve Education and Self Sufficiency and Support Healthcare

August 21, 2013 7:20 AM EDT

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Aug. 21, 2013 -- BJ's Charitable Foundation announced the distribution of 112 grants totaling $709,625.00 to nonprofit organizations that focus on the health and well being of children and families located in the communities in which BJ's Wholesale Clubs serve.

All of the nonprofits that have been chosen to receive grants align with the Foundation's focus of providing services in the form of hunger prevention, self-sufficiency, health care or education to those in need who reside in the communities where BJ's Wholesale Clubs are located.

"Not only is BJ's Wholesale Club extremely proud to serve our members, the company believes it's equally important to support the communities in which we have clubs," said Jessica Newman, Executive Director for BJ's Charitable Foundation.  You can look to BJ's Charitable Foundation to put a strong emphasis on giving back to local communities that support basic needs."

Since its inception in 2005, the BJ's Charitable Foundation has donated nearly $17 million to over 2,000 community organizations. The noted organizations receiving grants from BJ's Charitable Foundation submitted proposals in January, February, March and April of 2013. 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:
http://www.bjs.com/about/news/content/item1,428.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, www.bjs.com/charity

SOURCE BJ’s Charitable Foundation