BJ’s Charitable Foundation Surprises Teachers in the Pensacola Metro Area with $30,000 Donation through DonorsChoose
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. & PENSACOLA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 24, 2020--
BJ’s Wholesale Club (NYSE: BJ) announced a $30,000 donation to fund classroom projects currently listed by teachers in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties through crowd-funding website DonorsChoose. The donation from BJ’s Charitable Foundation provides classroom essentials and funds projects for the students of Pensacola and the surrounding area.
“At BJ’s, we’re proud to support organizations like DonorsChoose that help our communities meet their essential needs,” said Kirk Saville, executive director, BJ’s Charitable Foundation. “We’re excited to celebrate our arrival to Pensacola with this $30,000 donation to the teachers and students of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties and we look forward to opening our doors to the community later this winter.”
BJ’s donation will fulfill 55 projects on DonorsChoose and will impact over 5,000 local students in the Pensacola metro area. Projects funded include:
● Essential school supplies, such as notebooks, printer paper, pencils and glue sticks, for Kindergarten students
● Flexible seating options that encourage independent reading and allow students to take ownership of their learning style
● Interactive literacy kits to foster independent work and improve reading skills
BJ’s is committed to nourishing communities and helping families thrive by providing access to basic essentials including fresh food, education and wellness to the communities it serves. Through BJ’s Feeding Communities ® program, BJ’s new club in Pensacola, opening later this winter, will donate unsold meat, poultry, seafood, produce, dairy and bakery items to Feeding the Gulf Coast in an effort to reduce waste while providing nutritious, fresh food to those in need. The BJ’s Feeding Communities program—a company-wide philanthropic initiative to help end hunger—has donated more than 84 million meals to families throughout the clubs’ communities to date.
To learn more about BJ’s Wholesale Club, visit BJs.com/Pensacola or visit the local BJ’s Wholesale Club Membership Center located at 7000 N Davis Hwy in Pensacola.
About BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc.
Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ’s Wholesale Club is a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States. The company currently operates 219 clubs and 144 BJ’s Gas ® locations in 17 states.
The Company’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BJ).
DonorsChoose is the leading way to give to public schools. Since 2000, 4.1m people and partners have contributed $933m to support 1.6m teacher requests for classroom resources and experiences. As the most trusted crowdfunding platform for teachers, donors, and district administrators alike, DonorsChoose vets each request, ships the funded resources directly to the classroom, and provides thank yous and reporting to donors and school leaders. Charity Navigator and GuideStar have awarded DonorsChoose, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, their highest ratings for transparency and accountability.
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