BJ's Wholesale Club Partners with 215 Schools Through Its Adopt-A-School Program
WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Aug. 14, 2014 -- BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. today announced partnerships with 215 schools through the organization's Adopt-A-School program. At the beginning of each school year, every BJ's Wholesale Club and Distribution Center partners with a local school to help enhance existing curriculum.
Schools participating in BJ's Adopt-A-School Program receive a one-time, $500 donation in the form of a check or a club gift card. The donation goes toward discretionary programs, such as field trips and special events, reading programs or other educational needs. The schools also receive a complimentary BJ's Membership, offering access to low-cost, high-quality supplies to help them throughout the year.
"Helping to provide kids with exciting learning opportunities like meeting penguins up close, exploring life-size models of dinosaurs and reading the best of Dr. Seuss are some of the many reasons why we support local schools," said Jessica Newman, assistant vice president of community affairs and communications at BJ's Wholesale Club. "We continue to run BJ's Adopt-A-School program year after year because principles and teachers tell us that our partnership provides them with necessary supplies and event funding that they otherwise may not have."
Now going into its 19th year, BJ's Adopt-A-School program has provided $1.7 million in funding to thousands of schools, helping ensure children receive a quality education.
The complete list of schools that have partnered with their local BJ's for the 2014-2015 school year can be found at: http://www.bjs.com/biz/about_adopt_school/images/ADAS_PartnerSchools_08_2014.pdf.
About BJ's Wholesale Club
BJ's is dedicated to providing Members with high-quality, brand-name food and 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, all-natural and certified organic products and stock-up items. BJ's is the only wholesale club to accept all manufacturers' coupons and for greater convenience, 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, www.bjs.com/community.
Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. is a leading operator of warehouse clubs in the eastern United States. The Company operates 203 clubs and 117 gas stations in 15 eastern states. Learn more and shop online at BJs.com, or for exclusive content visit Facebook.com/bjswholesaleclub and Twitter.com/bjswholesale.
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