Press Release

BJ's Wholesale Club Partners with 199 Schools through its Adopt-a-School Program

BJ's commitment to community and educational excellence continues

September 19, 2012 8:45 AM EDT

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Sept. 19, 2012 -- BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. today announced partnerships with 199 schools through the organization's Adopt-a-School (ADAS) program. At the beginning of each school year, every BJ's Wholesale Club partners with a local school to enhance students' educational experience and provide students opportunities to grow into active citizens in their communities. A representative from BJ's works closely with educators and teachers at the school and identifies ways in which BJ's can offer support.

Now in its 17th year, BJ's Adopt-a-School program has provided more than $1.5 million in funding to thousands of schools, helping ensure children receive a quality education.  One such example is the 2011 partnership between the Soule Elementary School and BJ's Wholesale Club in Salem, NH. BJ's Community Relations Specialist Danielle Salvetti worked with the Soule School to incorporate community involvement and reading awareness.

"Last year, BJ's in Salem offered assistance with fundraising, functions and most importantly, the Soule Reads Project," said Salvetti. "I'm very proud that BJ's and the Soule School worked in partnership to ensure that the 2011 Read Across America celebration was educational and memorable by providing every student with a book by author Kate DiCamillo to call his or her own." 

BJ's offers two versions of the ADAS Program: "Giving" and "GRADES".  Schools participating in the "Giving" program receive a one-time donation to use toward discretionary programs such as field trips and special events, reading enhancement programs or other educational needs.  The program also provides a complimentary BJ's Membership and invitations to BJ's-sponsored events that promote good citizenship or help build learning skills.  In addition to the benefits in the Giving program, the "GRADES" schools work with BJ's Community Relations Specialists to develop customized partnership plans focused on curriculum enhancement, community involvement and fundraising. 

To learn more about BJ's Adopt-a-School program, or to apply for the 2013-2014 school year, please visit

The following list of schools and BJ's locations have partnered together for the 2012-2013 School Year:

"Giving" Program



BJ's Location

Adopted School

1. Fairfield, CT

Holland Hill School, Fairfield, CT

2. Derby, CT

Long Hill School, Fairfield, CT

3. West Hartford, CT

Bulkeley High Upper School, Hartford, CT

4. Manchester, CT

Maple Street School, Manchester, CT

5. North Haven, CT

Conte/West Hills Magnet School North Haven, CT

6. Southington, CT

William M. Strong School, Southington, CT

7. Stratford, CT

Franklin Elementary School, Stratford, CT

8. Torrington, CT

East School, Torrington, CT

9. Derby, CT

Moses Y. Beach Elementary School, Wallingford, CT

10. Wallingford, CT

Windham Center School, Wallingford, CT

11. Waterbury, CT

Gilmartin School, Waterbury, CT

12. Waterford, CT

Mary Morrisson Elementary School, Waterford, CT



BJ's Location

Adopted School

1. Millsboro, DE

Phillip C. Showell Elementary, Millsboro, DE

2. New Castle, DE

Harry O. Eisenberg Elementary School, New Castle, DE

3. Newark, DE

Smith (Jennie E.) Elementary School, Newark, DE

4. Elsmere, DE

Pulaski (Casimir) Elementary School, Wilmington, DE




BJ's Location

Adopted School

1. Clermont, FL

Cypress Ridge Elementary School, Clermont, FL

2. Miami, FL

Ethel Beckford/ Richmond Elem, School, Cutler Ridge, FL

3. Fort Lauderdale, FL

Oriole Elementary School, Fort Lauderdale, FL

4. Hollywood, FL

Collins Elementary School, Hollywood, FL

5. Homestead, FL

Florida City Elementary, Homestead, FL

6. Jacksonville, FL

Crystal Springs Elementary School, Jacksonville, FL

7. Melbourne / Palm Bay, FL

Palm Bay Elementary School, Melbourne, FL       

8. Merritt Island, FL

Tropical Elementary School, Merritt Island, FL

9. Orange Park, FL

Grove Park Elementary, Orange Park, FL              

10. Orlando (West), FL

Eagle Nest Elementary School, Orlando, FL

11. Parkland, FL

Quiet Waters Elementary, Parkland, FL 

12. University Park, FL

Lakeview Elementary School, University Park, FL




BJ's Location

Adopted School

1. Conyers, GA

House Elementary School, Conyers, GA




BJ's Location

Adopted School

1. Auburn, MA

A.M. Chaffee Elementary School, Auburn, MA

2. Chicopee, MA

Hadley Elementary School, Chicopee, MA

3. Danvers, MA

Edward A Saisson, Danvers, MA

4. Dedham, MA

Oakdale School, Dedham, MA

5. Framingham, MA

Hemenway Elementary School, Framingham, MA

6. Franklin, MA

John F. Kennedy Elementary School, Franklin, MA

7. Greenfield, MA

Montague Elementary School, Greenfield, MA

8. Hudson, MA

Forest Avenue Elementary School, Hudson, MA

9. Hyannis, MA

West Barnstable Elementary School, Hyannis, MA

10. Leominster, MA

Fall Brook Elementary, Leominster, MA

11. Medford, MA

Salemwood School, Medford, MA

12. N. Dartmouth, MA

Westport Elementary School, North Dartmouth, MA

13. Northborough, MA

Lincoln Street School, Northborough, MA

14. Pittsfield, MA

Greylock Elementary School, Pittsfield, MA

15. Plymouth, MA

South Elementary School, Plymouth, MA

16. Quincy, MA

Reay E Sterling Middle School, Quincy, MA

17. Revere, MA

Garfield Elementary School, Revere, MA

18. Seekonk, MA

Mildred Aitken School, Seekonk, MA

19. Seekonk, MA

Kent Heights Elementary School, Seekonk, MA

20. S. Attleboro, MA

Fallon Memorial School, South Attleboro, MA

21. Stoneham, MA

Malcolm S. Elementary School, Stoneham, MA

22. Stoughton, MA

Martin E. Young Elementary School, Stoughton, MA

23. Taunton, MA

E.H. Bennett Elementary School, Taunton, MA

24. Uxbridge, MA

Globe Park School, Uxbridge, MA

25. Waltham, MA

MacArthur Elementary School, Waltham, MA

26. Weymouth, MA

East Elementary School, Weymouth, MA




BJ's Location

Adopted School

1. Abingdom, MD

Bakerfield Elementary School, Abingdom, MD

2. Baltimore, MD

Deep Creek Elementary, Baltimore, MD

3. Bowie, MD

Pointer Ridge Elementary School, Bowie, MD

4. California, MD

George Washington Carver Elementary ,California, MD

5. Capitol Heights, MD

Phyllis E. Williams Elementary School, Capitol Heights, MD

6. Columbia, MD

Phelps Luck Elementary School, Columbia, MD

7. Owings, MD

Hebbville Elementary School, Owings, MD

8. Pasadena, MD

Marley Middle School, Pasadena, MD

9. Waldorf, MD

Eva Turner Elementary School, Waldorf, MD

10. Westminster, MD

Cranberry Station Elementary, Westminster, MD




BJ's Location

Adopted School

1. Auburn, ME

Fairview School, Auburn, ME

2. Portland, ME

Longfellow Elementary School, Portland, ME


North Carolina                     


BJ's Location

Adopted School

1. Garner, NC

Riverwood Elementary School, Garner, NC

2. Mooresville, NC

Woodland Heights Elementary, Mooresville, NC

3. Raleigh, NC

Spring Valley Elementary School, Raleigh, NC

4. Raleigh, NC

Millbrook Elementary School, Raleigh, NC


New Hampshire                        


BJ's Location

Adopted School

1. Tilton, NH

Sanbornton Central School, Hooksett, NH

2. Nashua, NH

Bicentennial Elementary School, Nashua, NH

3. Portsmouth, NH

Newmarket Jr. /Sr. High, Portsmouth, NH

4. W. Lebanon, NH

Sharon Elementary, West Labanon, NH


New Jersey                            


BJ's Location

Adopted School

1. Burlington, NJ

Captain James Lawrence School, Burlington, NJ

2. Deptford, NJ

Evergreen Avenue School, Deptford, NJ

3. E. Rutherford, NJ

Pierrepont School, East Rutherford, NJ

4. Edison, NJ

Campbell School, Edison, NJ

5. Flemington, NJ

Woodfern Elementary School, Flemington, NJ

6. Hamilton, NJ                

George E. Wilson, Hamilton, NJ

7. Jersey City, NJ

Hola Charter School, Jersey City, NJ

8. Ledgewood / Roxbury, NJ

Jefferson Elementary School, Ledgewood, NJ

9. Linden, NJ

Sherman School, Linden, NJ

10. Manahawkin, NJ

Forked River Elementary, Manahawkin, NJ

11. Maple Shade, NJ

Stoy Elementary School, Maple Shade, NJ

12. Mays Landing, NJ

George L. Hess Educational Complex, Mays Landing, NJ

13. North Bergin, NJ

Lincoln School, North Bergen, NJ

14. Oakhurst, NJ

Ocean Twp Elementary, Oakhurst, NJ

15. Old Bridge, NJ

Madison Park Elementary School, Old Bridge, NJ

16. Paramus, NJ

John A. Forrest Elementary School, Paramus, NJ

17. Riverdale, NJ

White Rock, Riverdale, NJ

18. Toms River, NJ

Emma Havens Young Elementary School, Toms River, NJ

19. Vineland, NJ

Holly Heights Elementary School, Vineland, NJ

20. Voorhees, NJ

Richard Stockton, Voorhees, NJ

21. Watchung, NJ

William Woodruff, Watchung, NJ


New York                                  


BJ's Location

Adopted School

1. Albany, NY

Griffen Memorial Elementary School, Albany, NY

2. Blasdell, NY

Highland Elementary School, Blasdell, NY

3. Bronx, NY

PS 75 Emily Dickinson School, Bronx, NY

4. Brooklyn, NY

PS 306 Ethan Allen, Brooklyn, NY

5. Clay, NY

Bear Road Elementary School, Clay, NY

6. Auburn, NY

Cato-Meridian Elementary School, Clay, NY

7. College Point, NY

Francis Lewis High School, College Point, NY

8. Deer Park, NY

May Moore Elementary School, Deer Park, NY

9. E. Setauket, NY

Holbrook Road School, East Setauket, NY

10. E. Syracuse, NY

Edward Smith School, East Syracuse, NY

11. Batavia, NY

Elba Elementary School, Elba, NY

12. Farmingdale, NY

Paul J Bellew Elementary School, Farmingdale, NY

13. Flushing, NY

PS 159 Q, Flushing, NY

14. Freeport, NY

Camp Avenue School, Freeport, NY

15. Geneva, NY                         

Penn Yan Elementary School, Geneva, NY

16. Hauppauge, NY                  

John Pearl Elementary School, Islandia, NY

17. Ithaca, NY

Raymond C Buckley Elementary School, Ithaca, NY

18. Levittown, NY

Michael F. Stokes School, Levittown, NY

19. Massena, NY

Salmon River Elementary School, Massena, NY

20. Middle Village, NY

PS 88 Seneca, Middle Village, NY

21. Monroe. NY

Sapphire Elementary School, Monroe, NY

22. Olean, NY

Allegany Elementary School, Olean, NY

23. Oneonta, NY

Schenevus Central School District, Oneonta, NY

24. Pelham Manor, NY

Ps 111 Seton Falls, Pelham, NY

25. Riverhead, NY

Riley Avenue School, Riverhead, NY

26. Greece, NY

Chestnut Ridge Elementary School, Rochester, NY

27. Henrietta, NY

David. B. Crane Elementary School, Rochester, NY

28. Rotterdam, NY

Central Park International Magnet School, Rotterdam

29. Saratoga Springs, NY

Dorothy Nolan Elementary School, Saratoga Springs, NY

30. Tonawanda, NY

Smallwood Drive School, Tonawanda, NY

31. Utica, NY

Frankfort Schuler Elementary School, Utica, NY

32. Valley Stream, NY

PS 181 Brookfield, Valley Stream, NY

33. Victor, NY

Trinity Montessori School, Victor, NY

34. Wappingers Falls, NY

Vassar Road Elementary School, Wappingers Falls, NY

35. Webster, NY

Webster Montessori School, Webster, NY

36. W. Nyack, NY

Kakiat Elementary School, West Nyack, NY

37. Westbury, NY

Park Avenue School, Westbury, NY

38. Williamsville, NY

Maplemere Elementary School, Williamsville, NY

39. Yorktown Heights, NY

Mohansic School, Yorktown Heights, NY




BJ's Location

Adopted School

1. Allentown, PA

Sheridan Elementary School, Allentown, PA

2. Camp Hill, PA

East Pennsboro Elementary School, Camp Hill, PA

3. Plymouth Meeting, PA

Whitehall Elementary School, Conshohocken, PA

4. Exton, PA

Beaver Creek Elementary School, Downington, PA

5. Fairless Hills, PA

Barton School, Fairless Hills, PA

6. Lancaster, PA

Rohrerstown Elementary School, Lancaster, PA

7. Oaks, PA

Audubon Elementary School, Oaks, PA

8. Philadelphia, PA

Mayfair Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA

9. Philadelphia, PA

William M. Meredith Elementary, Philadelphia, PA

10. Quakertown, PA

Pfaff Elementary School, Quakertown, PA

11. Reading, PA

Riverside Elementary School, Reading, PA

12. Springfield, PA

Prospect Park School, Springfield, PA

13. Stroudsburg, PA

Clearview Elementary School, Stroudsburg, PA

14. Warrington, PA

Hatboro Horsham SD, Warrington, PA

15. York, PA

Weigelstown Elementary School, York, PA


Rhode Island                         


BJ's Location

Adopted School

1. Coventry, RI

Blackrock School, Coventry, RI

2. Johnston, RI

William Winsor School, Johnston, RI

3. Middletown, RI

Cranston-Calvert School, Middletown, RI




BJ's Location

Adopted School

1. Alexandria, VA                      

Maury Elementary School, Alexandria, VA

2. Chesapeake, VA                    

Edwin W. Chittum Elementary School, Chesapeake, VA

3. Fairfax, VA                             

Cherry Run Elementary School, Fairfax, VA

4. Falls Church, VA                     

Sleepy Hollow Elementary School, Falls Church, VA

5. Fredericksburg, VA                   

Cedar Forest Elementary School, Fredericksburg, VA

6. Gainesville, VA                        

George G. Tyler Elementary School, Gainesville, VA

7. Hampton, VA                        

Alfred S. Forrest Elementary School, Hampton, VA

8. Norfolk, VA                          

Oceanair Elementary, Norfolk, VA

9. Virginia Beach, VA               

W.T. Cooke Elementary School, Virginia Beach, VA

10. Woodbridge, VA                      

Dale City Elementary, Woodbridge, VA


"GRADES" Program




BJ's Club Location

Adopted School

1. Boynton Beach, FL

Crystal Lakes Elementary School, Boynton Beach, FL

2. Cape Coral, FL

Christa McAuliffe Charter Elementary, Cape Coral, FL

3. Fort Myers, FL

Harns Marsh Elementary School, Fort Myers, FL

4. Miami Lakes / Hialeah, FL

Joella C. Good Elementary, Hialeah, FL

5. Hialeah Gardens, FL

John G. DuPuis Elementary School, Hialeah, FL

6. Jacksonville, FL

Waterleaf Elementary School, Jacksonville, FL

7. Jensen Beach, FL

Pinewood Elementary School, Jensen Beach, FL

8. Kissimmee, FL

Cypress Elementary School, Kissimmee, FL

9. Miami, FL

Bent Tree Elementary, Miami, FL

10. West Kendall, FL

Norma Butler Bossard Elementary, Miami, FL

11. Orlando (East), FL

Camelot Elementary School, Orlando, FL

12. Pembroke Pines, FL

Lakeside Elementary, Pembroke Pines, FL

13. Royal Palm Beach, FL

Benoist Farms Elementary School, Royal Palm Beach, FL

14. Sanford, FL

Spring Lakes Elementary, Sanford, FL

15. Tampa (Waters), FL

Lowry Elementary School, Tampa, FL

16. Tampa, FL

Pride Elementary School, Tampa, FL




BJ's Club Location

Adopted School

1. Conyers, GA

J.H. House Elementary School, Conyers, GA

2. Cumming, GA

Daves Creek Elementary, Cumming, GA

3. East Point, GA

Stonewall Tell Elementary School, East Point, GA

4. Newnan, GA

Ruth Hill Elementary School, Newnan, GA

5. Woodstock, GA

Indian Knoll Elementary, Woodstock, GA




BJ's Club Location

Adopted School

1. Haverhill, MA

Bradford Elementary School, Haverhill, MA


North Carolina                          


BJ's Club Location

Adopted School

1. Burlington, NC                    

EM Holt, Burlington, NC

2. Cary, NC                            

Yates Mill Elementary School, Cary, NC

3. Concord, NC                       

Cox Mill Elementary, Concord, NC

4. Pineville, NC                        

Smithfield Elementary, Pineville, NC


New Hampshire


BJ's Club Location

Adopted School

1. Hooksett, NH

Henry W. Moore School, Hooksett, NH

2. Salem, NH

William E Lancaster School, Salem, NH




BJ's Club Location

Adopted School

1. Akron, OH

Elizabeth Price Elementary School, Akron, OH

2. Avon, OH

Stevan Dohanos Elementary School, Lorain, OH

3. North Canton, OH

Greentown Elementary School, North Canton, OH

4. Warrensville Heights, OH

Eastwood Elementary School, Warrensville Hts, OH

5. Willoughby, OH

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, Willoughby, OH

6. Middleburg Heights, OH

Whitney Elementary, Strongsville, OH




BJ's Club Location


BJ's Club Location

Adopted School

1. Richmond, VA

Pemberton Elementary, Henrico, VA

2. Mechanicsville, VA

Mechanicsville Elementary, Mechanicsville, VA


About BJ's Wholesale Club
BJ's is dedicated to providing members with high-quality, brand-name food and general merchandise at prices that are significantly lower than supermarkets, supercenters, department stores, drug stores and specialty retail stores.  BJ's carries the most product variety of any wholesale club with more than 7,000 items, including supermarket-sized staples, USDA Choice meats and stock-up items. BJ's is the only wholesale club to accept all manufacturers' coupons, and for greater convenience, BJ's offers the most payment options including EBT.

Giving back has always been at the very core of BJ's culture.  Through local clubs, corporate sponsorships, in-kind donations, volunteerism, national programs and the BJ's Charitable Foundation, BJ's supports and enhances programs that provide vital services within each community we serve.  For more information about BJ's corporate commitment to the community, please visit,

Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. is a leading operator of warehouse clubs in the eastern United States.  The Company currently operates 196 clubs in 15 eastern states.  Learn more and shop online at or for exclusive content visit and

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