Children in school

Many classrooms across the country face shortages in funding.

That’s why helping students get a proper education is one of our main priorities at BJ’s. Through various efforts, including BJ’s Adopt-A-School Program and our recent Foundation grant to DonorsChoose.org, we’re providing schools with support to enhance programs and curriculum objectives.

Two of the ways we support education in our local communities is through our partnership with DonorsChoose.org and our Adopt-A-School Program. Learn more about both programs below!

DonorsChoose.org makes it easy for anyone to help classrooms in need.

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: Public school teachers from across America post project requests at DonorsChoose.org for materials they need like books, art supplies, software, the list is long!

Donors are people just like you and companies like us — people interested in supporting education, who search the site and give to the project that inspires them most.

When a project reaches its funding goal, the materials are shipped to the school, and donors receive photos of the project and a letter from the teacher.

BJ’s Charitable Foundation is proud to partner with DonorsChoose.org to help teachers and provide classroom funding to schools in the communities we serve.

If you’re interested in making a donation or if you’re a teacher who would like to post a project, please visit DonorsChoose.org.

 


Supporting Educational Excellence in Our Communities

BJ's "Adopt-A-School" ProgramBJ’s Adopt-A-School Program started in 1996 with a single school. Over the years, it has expanded to help schools in 15 states. The program’s mission: giving “adopted” schools support they can use to enhance existing programs and curriculum objectives. It is just another way we care about our Members and the communities that they live in.

Now in its 19th year, BJ’s Adopt-A-School program has provided more than $1.8 million in funding to thousands of schools, helping ensure children receive a quality education.

Schools participating in BJ’s Adopt-A-School 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
  • A complimentary BJ’s Business Membership, providing access to low-cost, high-quality supplies

 

Children in school

In 2014, BJ’s adopted 215 public elementary schools. To see the full list of
2014 – 2015 Adopt-A-School partner schools, click here.

To learn more about BJ’s Adopt-A-School Program, contact us at school@bjs.com. If you're interested in participating in next year’s programs, please fill out an application and tell us about your school.