Press Release

BJ’s Wholesale Club Announces $5,000 Donations to Orlando Orange County Animal Services and The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

BJ’s support will help pets in need throughout the local Orlando area

September 1, 2017 8:00 AM EDT

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. (September 1, 2017) – BJ’s Wholesale Club today announced $5,000 donations to both the Orlando Orange County Animal Services and the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.

“At BJ’s, we’re committed to keeping families – including our pets – happy and healthy,” said Kirk Saville, executive director of the BJ's Charitable Foundation. “We are proud to support both of these worthy organizations as they continue to provide compassionate and quality care to animals in need.”

At today’s check presentation, Orange County Animal Services’ Program Manager of Communications Diane Summers and Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando’s Executive Director Steve Bardy, Director of Philanthropy and Marketing Cathy Rodgers and Operations Vice President Fraily Rodriguez accepted their donations from Lisa Barone, general manager of the BJ’s Wholesale Club in Orlando (East).

“Each year, hundreds of people find a new pet (or two!) through our shelter, and we couldn’t do it without support from our local community members and businesses like BJ’s,” said Rodgers. “Our animals will benefit directly from this contribution, and the thoughtful gesture from BJ’s will allow us to continue to care for pets in search of their perfect companion and forever home.”

“We can’t thank BJ’s enough for their commitment to helping pets in need via their generous donation!” added Summers.

BJ’s offers a large selection of leading pet food brands and varieties and is committed to providing the best quality, value and assortment through its exclusive Berkley Jensen® line of dog, cat and bird food.

Members can shop a variety of pet products from nutritional foods and treats, to flea and tick prevention, to accessories such as beds and travel accessories. The variety of products caters both to budgets and a pet’s specific needs.

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About BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.

Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ's is the leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States. The company currently operates 215 clubs and 132 BJ's Gas® locations in 15 states.

BJ's provides a one-stop shopping destination filled with top-quality, leading brands, including its exclusive Wellsley Farms® and Berkley Jensen® brands, along with USDA Choice meats, premium produce and delicious organics, many in supermarket sizes. BJ's is also the only major membership warehouse club to accept all manufacturers' coupons and, for greater convenience, offers the most payment options.

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BJ's is wholly owned by affiliates of Leonard Green & Partners, CVC Capital Partners and its management team.

About Orlando Orange County Animal Services

Orange County Animal Services is a progressive animal-welfare focused organization that enforces the Orange County Code to protect both citizens and animals. Animal Services welcomes more than 20,000 animals to their shelter each year and receives nearly 65,000 calls annually.

About The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando educates, shelters, places, and heals pets and their families with compassionate, responsible care maintained to the highest professional standards. They aim to continuously create more caring communities by promoting happier, healthier pets and families.

For further information: Maria Fruci, 774-512-5961 Kristy Houston, 774-512-5086