BJ's Charitable Foundation grants $709,625.00 to 112 Charitable Organizations to Help End Hunger, Improve Education and Self Sufficiency and Support Healthcare

Aug. 13, 2013 - (Westborough, MA) - BJ’s Charitable Foundation announced the distribution of 112 grants totaling $709,625.00 to nonprofit organizations that focus on the health and well being of children and families located in the communities in which BJ’s Wholesale Clubs serve.

All of the nonprofits that have been chosen to receive grants align with the Foundation’s focus of providing services in the form of hunger prevention, self-sufficiency, health care or education to those in need who reside in the communities where BJ’s Wholesale Clubs are located.

“Not only is BJ’s Wholesale Club extremely proud to serve our members, the company believes it’s equally important to support the communities in which we have clubs,” said Jessica Newman, Executive Director for BJ’s Charitable Foundation.  You can look to BJ’s Charitable Foundation to put a strong emphasis on giving back to local communities that support basic needs.”

Since its inception in 2005, the BJ’s Charitable Foundation has donated nearly $17 million to over 2,000 community organizations. The noted organizations receiving grants from BJ’s Charitable Foundation submitted proposals in January, February, March and April of 2013. All recipients are 501(c)3 charitable organizations that support services in the regions where BJ’s Wholesale Clubs are located.

 

 

HUNGER PREVENTION

•    Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service of South Palm Beach County, Boca Raton, FL: $15,000 to support the Helping the Hungry-Jacobson Family Food Pantry Program purchase food and fuel for the Helping the Hungry.

•    Hope Hospice and Community Services, Inc., Fort Myers, FL: $5,000 to purchase food for the Hope Connections Program.

•    Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County, Inc., Sarasota, FL: $10,500 to provide food supplies, kitchen supplies and other program supplies for the Culinary Arts Program.

•    Rockdale County Emergency Relief Fund, Inc., Conyers, GA: $7,500 to purchase food for the Rockdale Community Food Bank Program.

•    North Fulton Community Charities, Inc. , Roswell, GA: $5,000 in support of the NFCC Food Pantry Assistance and Nutritional Support for Low-Income North Fulton Families to purchase food and related nutritional items.

•    Boston Rescue Mission, Inc., Boston, MA: $5,000 to purchase food, kitchen supplies and utensils for the Boston Rescue Mission Meal Programs.

•    Roca, Inc., Chelsea, MA: $7,500 to purchase food for the Roca's Community Food Pantry Program.

•    Citizens for Citizens, Inc., Fall River, MA: $10,000 to provide food for the Food Pantry Program.

•    The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Hatfield, MA: $7,500 to purchase food for the Food Distribution Program.

•    Project Just Because, Inc., Hopkinton, MA: $7,500 in support of the Hopkinton Food Pantry Program to purchase food for the Hunger Prevention Program.

•    Bridgewell, Inc., Lynnfield, MA: $2,000 to provide fresh, locally-grown produce to homeless individuals through the Pathfinder Drop-in Center Program.

•    Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, North Adams, MA: $5,800 to buy food for the Friendship Center Food Pantry Program.

•    Stow Community Chest, Incorporated, Stow, MA: $5,000 in support of the Hunger Prevention Program to buy food and food vouchers.

•    Community Farms Outreach, Inc., Waltham, MA: $5,000 to purchase agricultural materials to grow fresh vegetables for the Food Access and Hunger Relief Program.

•    Meals On Wheels of Central Maryland, Inc., Baltimore, MD: $7,500 in support of the Home-Delivered Meals Program to purchase fuel for delivery vans.

•    Associated Catholic Charities, Inc., Baltimore, MD: $10,000 to purchase food for the Our Daily Bread Meal Program.

•    Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services INC: Laurel, MD: $10,000 to provide food for the Food Pantry Program.

•    Chatham OutReach Alliance,  Inc., Pittsboro, NC: $5,000 to provide food for the SNACK! program.

•    SCARC, Inc., Augusta, NJ: $5,000 in support of the Harvest Home Food Program to purchase fuel for delivery vehicles.

•    Massena Meals On Wheels, Inc., Massena, NY: $5,000 to purchase food for the Home Meal Delivery Program.

•    Help from People to People, INC: Nanuet, NY: $7,500 to provide food to be distributed by the Food Pantry Program.

•    Hillside Food Outreach, Inc., Pleasantville, NY: $7,500 in support of the Hillside Food Outreach program to purchase fresh produce, eggs and dairy items.

•    Dutchess Outreach, Inc., Poughkeepsie, NY: $5,000 to purchase food for the Beverly Closs Memorial Food Pantry Program.

•    Center for Youth Services, Inc., Rochester, NY: $5,000 to provide food for the Center House Program.

•    The Schenectady Inner City Ministry, Schenectady, NY: $15,000 to purchase food for the Emergency Food Pantry Program.

•    Meals on Wheels of Stark & Wayne Counties, Massillon, OH: $5,000 to provide food for the Meals on Wheels Home Delivered Meals Program.

•    Meals on Wheels of Northampton County, Inc., Bethlehem, PA: $8,000 to buy food for the Meal Subsidy Program.

•    Family & Community Service of Delaware County, Media, PA: $5,000 to support the direct service, program-related portion of the salary for the Emergency Food Assistance Coordinator in the Emergency Food Assistance Program.

•    Norristown Ministries Inc. Hospitality Center, Norristown, PA: $5,000 to purchase food and food service supplies for the Meals Program for the Poor & Homeless Program.

•    East Bay Food Pantry, Inc., Bristol, RI: $5,000 to provide nutritious foods for the Access Nutrition Initiative.

•    United Community Ministries, Alexandria, VA: $10,000 to purchase food for the Meeting People's Basic Needs Program.

•    ALIVE! Inc., Alexandria, VA: $10,000 in support of the Food and Family Emergency Program to obtain emergency food.

 

EDUCATION

•    Bright Beginnings, Inc., Washington, DC: $5,000 to provide teaching aids, books on CD, puppets, masks and art materials for literacy activities to intensify the Early Literacy Program.

•    Reading ASSIST Institute, Wilmington, DE: $5,000 to purchase tutor instructional manuals for the Volunteer Tutor Program.

•    YMCA of Delaware, Wilmington, DE: $4,500 to support the direct service, program-related portion of a salary for a Teach for America - Delaware Corp Member Literacy Specialist in the Walnut Street YMCA Afterschool Enrichment Program.

•    Women's Circle, Inc., Boynton Beach, FL: $4,900 to support the English to Speaker of Other Languages Program, which provide books and workbooks, audio tapes, teacher guides and workbooks and supplies including paper, pencils, flashcards and copy paper for students.

•    Center for Independent Living of Broward, Fort Lauderdale, FL: $5,000 to support the printing of curriculum and marketing materials, student field trips, workshops and activities, snacks and boxed lunches for the High School High Tech Program.

•    Farmworkers Children's Council, Inc., Ocean Ridge, FL: $2,500 to provide food and transportation costs for the Campo Alegre/Help with Homework afterschool Program.

•    Girls Incorporated of Pinellas, Pinellas Park, FL: $4,100 to support the partial program related salary of two part time certified teachers to provide tutoring for the Girl SMART Literacy Program.

•    Opportunity, INC: West Palm Beach, FL: $5,000 to purchase curriculum, equipment and supplies for the Literacy for Life Long Learning Program.

•    Center for the Visually Impaired, INC: Atlanta, GA: $7,500 to support the direct service, program-related portion of the computer instructor, reading instructor and braille instructor salaries in STARS After School Enrichment Program.

•    Science from Scientists, Inc., Boston, MA: $5,000 to support the direct service, program-related portion of the salaries of two STEM instructors for the STEM education and support program in Revere, MA.

•    Boston Arts Academy Foundation, Boston, MA: $5,000 to provide iPads to run teaching software and a portion of the direct-service, program-related teacher training consultant for the Literacy Development Initiative.

•    Community Action of the Franklin, Hampshire and North Quabbin Regions, Greenfield, MA: $6,200 to provide program books, supplies, transportation (bus fares & vans), food, computers and the program-related, direct-service portion of salary of the Employment Readiness Specialist for the Educational and  Occupational Support Program.

•    Operation Outreach-USA, Inc., Holliston, MA: $7,200 to purchase books, lesson plans, training materials, parent guides, bookplates for the Operation Outreach Literacy in the Fall River Public Schools Program.

•    House of Possibilities, Inc., North Easton, MA: $5,000 to support the salary for a direct service, program-related part-time Respite staff person in the Children's Saturday Day and Overnight Respite Program.

•    Newton Community Service Center, West Newton, MA: $5,000 in support of the Early Literacy Enhancement Program, which provides books and educational supplies for early literacy skills training for children ages 16 months to 5 years and their parents.

•    Cannon Memorial Young Men's Christian Association, Kannapolis, NC: $5,000, to provide educational afterschool supplies for the Kannapolis Y Afterschool Program.

•    Communities in Schools of Wake County, Raleigh, NC: $10,000 to support the direct-service, program-related portion of salaries for part-time certified educators for the Make the CASE Program.

•    Gillam-Grant Community Center, INC: Bergen, NY: $4,400 to support the direct service, program related salary of the certified tutor/teacher that provides homework help services for the Learning Center's  Learning for All program.

•    Kingsbridge Heights Community Center, Inc., Bronx, NY: $5,000 to purchase PC Tablets, language learning software licenses, eight headphones and general tutoring materials including literacy games, certificates and tutoring tools for the Youth Literacy Enrichment Program.

•    Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, Brooklyn, NY: $5,000 to provide state college tour costs of van rental and food as well as Kaplan SAT & ACT test preparatory classes for the Get Your Life College and Career Readiness Program.

•    SteppingStone Day School, Inc., Flushing, NY: $2,600 to purchase children's books and three voice generating devices for the Adapted Book Library Program.

•    Grace Church Community Center, White Plains, NY: $5,000 to provide supplies, snacks and the direct service, program related, teacher stipends for  the Brighter Futures Mentoring Program.

•    Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH: $2,500 to provide books and educational software to support the Academic Success Program.

•    Cleveland Housing Network, Inc., Cleveland, OH: $5,000 to provide bus passes for the Community Training Center: Programs that Promote Self-Sufficiency for Low-Income Cleveland Families.

•    Mighty Writers, Philadelphia, PA: $4,800 to purchase notebooks, writing supplies and student snacks and cover printing costs and binding of student anthologies for the Mighty Writing Classes Program.

•    Lutheran Social Mission Society, Philadelphia, PA: $5,000 to purchase computers and to pay the direct service, program-related portion of the salary of the Adult Literacy Coordinator for the Adult Literacy Program.

•    Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, Inc., Falls Church, VA: $10,000 to purchase books, supplemental materials and testing kits and to pay the direct service, program-related portion of the salary for teachers in the Family Learning Program.

•    Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Inc., Norfolk, VA: $5,000 to provide new, age-appropriate books for children ages 6 months – 5 years to receive at pediatrician visits for the Reach Out and Read Program.

•    Child & Family Services of Eastern VA: Norfolk, VA: $3,000 to provide program materials and supplies; food for monthly mentor training sessions; and MentorPro evaluation software to track program outcomes for the Team Up Mentoring Program.

 

 

SELF SUFFICIENCY

•    New London Homeless Hospitality Center, INC: New London, CT: $5,000 in support of the Daytime Hospitality Center Program, which provides supplies such as coffee, cream, sugar, trash bags and personal hygiene products.

•    Safe Futures, Inc., New London, CT: $5,300 to purchase heaters for the Phoenix House Transitional Living Program.

•    Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County, Wilmington, DE: $5,000 to purchase roofing and siding supplies for seven homes in the next phase of the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative Program.

•    Sheridan House Family Ministries, Inc., Davie, FL: $7,500 to purchase food and pay the direct service, program-related portion of the salary for the Single Parent Coordinator for the "Side by Side" Program.

•    HOPE South Florida, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL: $7,500 to support the direct service, program-related salary of a Housing Specialist/Case Manager who provides housing placement and services for homeless families in The Shepherd's Way (TSW) Family Shelters program.

•    Lee County Housing Development Corporation, Fort Myers, FL: $5,000 to purchase Homebuyer training manuals for the Community Development Support Program.

•    Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., Miami, FL: $5,000 to support the direct service, program-related portion of a law clerk for the Homeless Legal Assistance Program.

•    Children's Harbor, Inc. , Pembroke Pines, FL: $7,500 to provide groceries for clients served through the Residential Foster Care Program.

•    Kids House of Seminole, Inc. , Sanford, FL: $5,000 to purchase grocery gift cards and food baskets for the Child Advocate Program.

•    Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities, Inc., Sarasota, FL: $5,400 in support of the Transitions Program, which provides vocational materials, training materials, educational curricula and workbooks for students served through the job skills training .

•    MAKING A WAY HOUSING INC: Atlanta, GA: $5,000 to purchase food to provide hot meals as well as free and discounted food for the Damascus Inn Emergency Shelter Program.

•    Family Life Support Center, Inc., Adams, MA: $5,000 to provide program-related, direct service salary support for a housing coordinator and to purchase supplies including toilet paper, toothpaste, detergent and paper towels for clients served through the Louison House Transitional Housing Program.

•    Boys & Girls Club of Chicopee, Inc., Chicopee, MA: $5,000 to purchase perishable and non-perishable food, supplies and equipment to operate a cooking program and to cover costs associated with printing a cookbook for members in the Kulinary Kids Cooking Club Program.

•    Womanshelter/Companeras, Holyoke, MA: $10,000 to purchase hygiene items, diapers, clothing, crib sheets, food, heating oil and to pay the direct service, program-related portion of the salary for a Counselor/Advocate for the Crisis Services for Domestic Violence Victims Program.

•    Cape Cod Center for Women, N. Falmouth, MA: $10,000 to provide direct service, program-related salary support for the Natural Health Coordinator's position and for other related supplies for clients served through the Natural Health Empowerment Program.

•    Horizons for Homeless Children, Roxbury, MA: $10,000 in support of  the Family Partnership Program, which provides furniture and cleaning supplies and related travel expenses for home visits for families served through the program. 

•    Mental Health Association of Montogmery County, MD: Inc., Rockville, MD: $7,500  to purchase groceries, clothing, transportation, furniture and medical care for the Adult Homeless Mental Health Services and Places for People Program.

•    Tedford Housing, Brunswick, ME: $5,000 to provide work appropriate clothes and personal hygiene supplies, pay fees for birth certificates, IDs and transcripts, transportation to job interviews and training and for child care during job searches prior to first paychecks for individuals seeking employment in the Supportive Housing Program.

•    Community Concepts, Inc., Lewiston, ME: $10,000 to provide direct service, program related salary support for a social worker in Community Concepts, Inc.'s Homeless Shelter program.

•    Women's Resource Center in Alamance County, Burlington, NC: $7,500 in support of the New Choices Program, which pays for utility and rent deposits for clients.

•    Urban Ministries of Durham, Durham, NC: $8,325 , to purchase food and bus passes for homeless veterans in the Journey Vet Program.

•    Turning Point, Inc., Monroe, NC: $8,000 to purchase food for the Turning Point Shelter Program.

•    Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence Assault Intervention Services, Newton, NJ: $5,000 to provide groceries for victims of interpersonal violence who are sheltered through the Safe House Program.

•    HABcore, Red Bank, NJ: $7,500 to support the direct service, program-related portion of the salary of the Case Manager to work with clients in the 2013 Bed Expansion Program.

•    Hope for Youth, Inc., Amityville, NY: $7,500 to purchase clothing, furniture, hygiene items, cribs/beds, cleaning and maintenance supplies, food and bus tokens as well as to fund summer camp and youth enrichment recreational services for the Family Enrichment Program.

•    Hudson River Housing, Inc., Poughkeepsie, NY: $7,500 to provide food, clothing, apartment furnishings, cleaning supplies, hygiene supplies and transportation passes for youth served through the River Haven Independent Living Services Program.

•    The Goodwill Industries of Akron, Ohio, Inc., Akron, OH: $5,000 to purchase Goodwill retail store gift cards for the Elizabeth Clark Emergency Fund Program.

•    West Side Catholic Center, Cleveland, OH: $5,000 to purchase food for women and children in the West Side Catholic Center's Women & Children's Shelter Program.

•    Operation Warm, Inc., Chadds Ford, PA: $10,000 to purchase new coats for the Warmth in Winter Programs located in Delaware, Boston, Baltimore , New York City and the Delaware Valley.

•    YoungMoms (fiscal agent is Stone Garage), Kennett Sq., PA: $3,500 to support the direct service, program-related portion of the salary for a newly added part-time Caseworker in the YoungMoms Program.

•    The Providence Center, Inc., Providence, RI: $5,000 to support the direct service, program-related portion of the salary of an assistant housing coordinator position in the Home Base Program.

•    SCAN of Northern Virginia, Inc., Alexandria, VA: $5,000 to support the direct service, program-related portion of the salaries for three CASA Case Supervisors and to purchase classroom supplies and food for training classes as part of SCAN's Court Appointed Special Advocate Program.

•    Doorways for Women and Families, Arlington, VA: $10,000 to support direct-service, program-related portions of salary costs for Financial Educators who work directly with clients one-on-one in shelter or in their own apartments though the Financial Independence Track (FIT) Program.

 

 

HEALTHCARE

•    Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County, INC, Ft. Lauderdale, FL: $10,000 to purchase dental hygiene supplies and education materials for clients; to cover local mileage for community education/outreach and to support part of the direct service, program-related portion of an educator’s part-time salary for client-facing education through the Oral Health for Pregnant Women Program.

•    Hope Health Clinic of Spalding County, Griffin, GA: $5,000 to support the partial direct service program related portions of salaries of the two nurse practitioners who provide direct clinical services to patients for the purpose of managing hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol, overweight and obesity for the Complete Wellness Program.

•    Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia, Roswell, GA: $5,000 to support the program-related salary costs for a community health educator in the Hispanic Health Promotion program.

•    Forsyth Dental Infirmary for Children, Cambridge, MA: $10,000 to purchase supplies, cover transportation costs and cover the program-related portion of a dental hygienist's salary for the Forsyth Kids School Oral Health Program.

•    Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, Framingham, MA: $4,400 to purchase a hearing audiometer to perform hearing screenings at the Wayside Campus Nursing Department Program.

•    North Shore Health ProjeCT: Inc., Gloucester, MA: $3,800 to purchase meals for program participants and to pay the direct service, program-related portion of the salary of the HIV Peer Leader for the HIV Peer Education and Support Program.

•    A Little Easier Recovery, North Andover, MA: $4,900 to support the cost of manufacturing the Jacki produCT: the creation of the Organization System and the shipping of the product to hospitals for the Jacki Program.

•    The CARE Clinic, Inc., Fayetteville, NC: $5,000 to purchase medical, dental and pharmacy supplies and bulk prescription medications for the Patient Care Supplies Program.

•    SeaCare Health Services, Exeter, NH: $5,000 to support the direct service, program-related portion of the salary of the Care Coordinator for the Medical Access and Care Coordination Program. 

•    Circle Program, Plymouth, NH: $2,000 to provide fluoride varnish treatments, dental supplies/home kits and hygiene and first aid supplies for campers through the Hygiene and Dental Health Program.

•    Families First of the Greater Seacoast, Portsmouth, NH: $6,000 to purchase medical supplies for use in the Mobile Health Care for the Homeless Program.

•    North Shore Child & Family Guidance Association, Inc., Roslyn Heights, NY: $7,500 to support the direct service, program-related portion of the salary of a bi-lingual outreach worker for the Good Beginnings for Babies Program.

•    Leg Up Farm, Mount Wolf, PA: $5,000 to purchase iPads for the Therapeutic iPad Use with Special Needs Children Program.

•    Youth Service, Inc. , Philadelphia, PA: $5,000 in support of the  Medical Clinic for Runaway and Homeless Youth Program, which provides medications, speaker fees for its Teen Talk Health Network and Teen Health Conference organized by the clinic, food for participants at its Teen Health Conference and printing program materials.

•    Maternity Care Coalition, Philadelphia, PA: $15,000 to purchase cribs, cases of formula, packs of diapers and new baby welcome bags and to pay the direct service, program-related portion of the salary of a community outreach Advocate for the MOMobile Program.

•    Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation, Pawtucket, RI: $5,000 to provide breast cancer fact sheets to be distributed through Service Areas Breast Health Education and Delivery Program.

•    Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, Providence, RI: $7,500 to purchase medical equipment for use in the Patient Free Care Program.

•    Olivet Medical Ministries, Yorktown, VA: $5,000 to provide dental supplies and to repair used equipment for the Dental Clinic for Uninsured Patients Program.

 

 

 

 

About BJ’s Charitable Foundation

BJ’s Charitable Foundation was established with the mission to enrich every community BJ’s Wholesale Clubs serve.  The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that primarily benefit the underprivileged in the area of basic needs (hunger prevention, self-sufficiency, education and health).  For more information about BJ’s Charitable Foundation, please visit, www.bjs.com/charity

 

 

 

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