BJ’s Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Adopt-A-School Program with $50,000 in Available Grants
Elementary Schools to Share Where Students See Themselves in 20 Years
May 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ - BJ’s Wholesale Club is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Adopt-A-School program by encouraging public elementary schools to apply for funding to help students thrive. The grant application asks students to share where they see themselves in 20 years and how BJ’s school support will help get them there. Five schools across BJ’s 15-state footprint will each receive a $10,000 grant.
“We are proud of our 20-year history of supporting educational excellence in the communities we serve,” said Laura Sen, President & CEO of BJ’s Wholesale Club. “And, we’re excited to celebrate the anniversary of our Adopt-A-School program by asking local students, teachers and schools how we can enhance our partnership. We look forward to providing children with new, innovative and valuable academic programming and resources.”
All of BJ’s past and current Adopt-A-School partners are eligible to apply as well as any public elementary school located within 15 miles of a BJ’s Club. Applications will be judged on the following criteria: creativity, student involvement, impact of grant, demonstrated need, and volunteer opportunities for the local BJ’s Club. The deadline for submitting an application is June 1, 2015.
Interested schools can visit www.bjs.com/school to register for eligibility and access the application. Grant winners will be notified by mid-August.
Through BJ’s Adopt-A-School program, each year, every club and distribution center “adopts” a public elementary school in their local community, and provides them with financial support to enhance existing programs and curriculum. Since its inception 20 years ago, BJ’s Adopt-A-School program has provided more than $1.9 million in funding to thousands of schools, helping ensure children receive a quality education.
About BJ’s Wholesale Club
Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ's is a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States. The company currently operates 207 clubs in 15 states.
BJ’s provides a one-stop shopping destination filled with more top-quality, leading brands including its exclusive Wellsley Farms and Berkley Jensen brands, which are all backed by BJ’s 100% money-back guarantee; more fresh foods from USDA Choice meats to premium produce to delicious organics in many supermarket sizes; and more great value and amazing savings every day. BJ’s is also the only membership club to accept all manufacturers' coupons and for greater convenience offers the most payment options.
Giving back has always been at the very core of BJ’s culture. Through local clubs, volunteerism, BJ’s Feeding Communities, Adopt-A-School Program, BJ’s Charitable Foundation, and many more, the company supports and enhances programs that provide vital services within each community it serves. To learn more, visit www.bjs.com/community.