Press Release

BJ's Wholesale Club Donates $10,000 to the Bangor Humane Society

BJ's support will help pets in need throughout the local Bangor area

August 30, 2017 9:00 AM EDT

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Aug. 30, 2017 -- BJ's Wholesale Club today announced a $10,000 donation to the Bangor Humane Society. The donation from BJ's Charitable Foundation was presented to the shelter along with $500 worth of Berkley Jensen® pet products.

"At BJ's, we recognize that pets are an important part of the family, which is why we are committed to helping organizations like the Bangor Humane Society that are dedicated to providing animals with quality care," said Kirk Saville, executive director of the BJ's Charitable Foundation. "BJ's Charitable Foundation is honored that our support will help Bangor Humane Society purchase supplies and medical procedures for pets in need."  

At the check presentation, Bangor Humane Society's Executive Director Suzan Prendergast and Board Vice President Buddy Angst accepted the donation by Bob Sorg, general manager of the BJ's Wholesale Club in Bangor.

"We can't thank BJ's enough for choosing to support the Bangor Humane Society," said Prendergast. "Their commitment to helping pets in need is clear through both their donation and the products they offer. We're happy to receive support from an organization like BJ's who is focused on providing quality options for pets just as much as we are!"

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.

To learn more about BJ's, visit www.BJs.com.

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 The Bangor Humane Society
The Bangor Humane Society was founded in 1869 to care for the community's homeless pets. The Society champions the humane treatment and adoption of companion animals, provides quality care for homeless pets, and promotes animal welfare through education and advocacy.
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For further information: Media, Maria Fruci, mfruci@bjs.com, 774-512-5961, Kristy Houston, khouston@bjs.com, 774-512-5086