September 18, 2012 - BJ's Wholesale Club Partners with 199 Schools through its Adopt-a-School Program

BJ’s commitment to community and educational excellence continues

September 18, 2012 (Westborough, MA) - BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. today announced partnerships with 199 schools through the organization’s Adopt-a-School (ADAS) program. At the beginning of each school year, every BJ’s Wholesale Club partners with a local school to enhance students’ educational experience and provide students opportunities to grow into active citizens in their communities.

Now in its 17th year, BJ’s Adopt-a-School program has provided more than $1.5 million in funding to thousands of schools, helping ensure children receive a quality education.

One such example is the 2011 partnership between the Soule Elementary School and BJ’s Wholesale Club in Salem, NH. BJ’s Community Relations Assistant Manager Danielle Salvetti worked with the Soule School to incorporate community involvement and reading awareness.

“Last year, BJ’s in Salem offered assistance with fundraising, functions and most importantly, the Soule Reads Project,” said Salvetti. “I’m very proud that BJ’s and the Soule School worked in partnership to ensure that the 2011 Read Across America celebration was educational and memorable by providing every student with a book by author Kate DiCamillo to call his or her own.”

BJ’s offers two versions of the ADAS Program: "Giving" and "Grades".  Schools participating in the “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.  The program also provides a complimentary BJ’s Membership.  In addition to the benefits in the Giving program, the “Grades” schools work with BJ’s Community Relations Specialists to develop customized partnership plans focused on curriculum enhancement, community involvement and fundraising. Schools are also invited to BJ’s-sponsored events that promote good citizenship or help build learning skills. 

To learn more about BJ’s Adopt-a-School program, or to apply for the 2013-2014 school year, please visit BJs.com/school.

The following list of schools have partnered with their local BJ’s for the 2012-2013 School Year:

“Giving” Program

Connecticut

Adopted School   

Holland Hill School, Fairfield, CT

Long Hill School, Shelton, CT

Bulkeley High Upper School, Hartford, CT

Maple Street School, Rockville, CT

Conte/West Hills Magnet School, New Haven, CT

William M. Strong School, Plantsville, CT

Franklin Elementary School, Stratford, CT

East School, Torrington, CT

Moses Y. Beach Elementary School, Wallingford, CT

Windham Center School, Windham, CT

Gilmartin Elementary School, Waterbury, CT

Mary Morrisson Elementary School, Groton, CT

 

Delaware

Adopted School   

Phillip C. Showell Elementary, Selbyville, DE

Harry O. Eisenberg Elementary School, New Castle, DE

Smith (Jennie E.) Elementary School, Newark, DE

Pulaski (Casimir) Elementary School, Wilmington, DE

 

Florida

Adopted School

Cypress Ridge Elementary School, Kissimmee, FL

Ethel Beckford/ Richmond Elem, School, Miami, FL

Oriole Elementary School, Lauderdale Lakes, FL

Collins Elementary School, Dania, FL

Florida City Elementary, Florida City, FL    

Crystal Springs Elementary School, Jacksonville, FL

Palm Bay Elementary School, Palm Bay, FL    

Tropical Elementary School, Merritt Island, FL

Grove Park Elementary, Orange Park, FL    

Eagle Nest Elementary School, Orlando, FL

Quiet Waters Elementary, Deerfield Beach, FL    

Lakeview Elementary School, University Park, FL

 

 

Massachusetts

Adopted School

A.M. Chaffee Elementary School, Oxford, MA

Hadley Elementary School, Hadley, MA

Edward A Saisson, Lynn, MA

Oakdale School, Dedham, MA

Hemenway Elementary School, Framingham, MA

John F. Kennedy Elementary School, Franklin, MA

Montague Elementary School, Turners Falls, MA

Forest Avenue Elementary School, Hudson, MA

West Barnstable Elementary School, West Barnstable, MA

Fall Brook Elementary, Leominster, MA

Salemwood School, Malden, MA

Westport Elementary School, Westport, MA

Lincoln Street School, Worchester, MA

Greylock Elementary School, North Adams, MA

South Elementary School, Plymouth, MA

Reay E Sterling Middle School, Quincy, MA

Garfield Elementary School, Revere, MA

Mildred Aitken School, Seekonk, MA

Kent Heights Elementary School, East Providence, MA

Fallon Memorial School, South Attleboro, MA

Malcolm S. Elementary School, Woburn, MA

Martin E. Young Elementary School, Randolph, MA

E.H. Bennett Elementary School, Taunton, MA

Globe Park School, Woonsocket, RI

MacArthur Elementary School, Waltham, MA

East Elementary School, Hingham, MA

 

Maryland

Adopted School

Bakerfield Elementary School, Aberdeen, MD

Deep Creek Elementary, Essex, MD

Pointer Ridge Elementary School, Bowie, MD

George Washington Carver Elementary, Great Mills, MD

Phyllis E. Williams Elementary School, Upper Marlboro, MD

Phelps Luck Elementary School, Columbia, MD

Hebbville Elementary School, Baltimore, MD

Marley Middle School, Glen Burnie, MD

Eva Turner Elementary School, Waldorf, MD

Cranberry Station Elementary, Westminster, MD

 

Maine

Adopted School

Fairview School, Auburn, ME

Longfellow Elementary School, Portland, ME

 

North Carolina

Adopted School

Riverwood Elementary School, Clayton, NC

Woodland Heights Elementary, Mooresville, NC

Spring Valley Elementary School, Durham, NC

Millbrook Elementary School, Raleigh, NC

 

New Hampshire

Adopted School

Sanbornton Central School, Sanbornton, NH

Bicentennial Elementary School, Bashue, NH

Newmarket Jr. /Sr. High, Newmarket, NH

Sharon Elementary, West Lebanon, NH

 

New Jersey

Adopted School

Captain James Lawrence School, Burlington, NJ

Evergreen Avenue School, Woodbury, NJ

Pierrepont School, East Rutherford, NJ

Campbell School, Metuchen, NJ

Woodfern Elementary School, Hillsborough, NJ

George E. Wilson, Trenton, NJ

Hola Charter School, Hoboken, NJ

Jefferson Elementary School, Succasunna, NJ

Sherman School, Roselle Park, NJ

Forked River Elementary, Forked River, NJ

Stoy Elementary School, Haddonfield, NJ

George L. Hess Educational Complex, Mays Landing, NJ

Lincoln School, Fairview, NJ

Ocean Twp Elementary, Oakhurst, NJ

Madison Park Elementary School, Parlin, NJ

John A. Forrest Elementary School, Fair Lawn, NJ

White Rock, Oak Ridge, NJ

Emma Havens Young Elementary School, Brick, NJ

Holly Heights Elementary School, Millville, NJ

Richard Stockton, Cherry Hill, NJ

William Woodruff, Berkley Heights, NJ

 

New York

Adopted School

Griffen Memorial Elementary School, Albany, NY

Highland Elementary School, Derby, NY

PS 75 Emily Dickinson School, New York, NY

PS 306 Ethan Allen, Brooklyn, NY

Bear Road Elementary School, North Syracuse, NY

Cato-Meridian Elementary School, Clay, NY

Francis Lewis High School, Whitestone, NY

May Moore Elementary School, Deer Park, NY

Holbrook Road School, Centereach, NY

Edward Smith School, Syracuse, NY

Elba Elementary School, Elba, NY

Paul J Bellew Elementary School, West Islip, NY

PS 159 Q, Bayside, NY

Camp Avenue School, Merrick, NY

Penn Yan Elementary School, Penn Yan, NY

John Pearl Elementary School, Bohemia, NY

Raymond C Buckley Elementary School, Lansing, NY

Michael F. Stokes School, Levittown, NY

Salmon River Elementary School, Fort Covington, NY

PS 88 Seneca, Ridgewood, NY

Sapphire Elementary School, Harriman, NY

Allegany Elementary School, Allegany, NY

Schenevus Central School District, Schenevus, NY

Ps 111 Seton Falls, Bronx, NY

iley Avenue School, Calverton, NY

Chestnut Ridge Elementary School, Rochester, NY

David. B. Crane Elementary School, Rochester, NY

Central Park International Magnet School, Schenectady, NY

Dorothy Nolan Elementary School, Saratoga Springs, NY

Smallwood Drive School, Amherst, NY

Frankfort Schuler Elementary School, Frankfort, NY

PS 181 Brookfield, Springfield Gardens, NY

Trinity Montessori School, Rochester, NY

Vassar Road Elementary School, Poughkeepsie, NY

Webster Montessori School, Webster, NY

Kakiat Elementary School, Spring Valley, NY

Park Avenue School, Westbury, NY

Maplemere Elementary School, Amherst, NY

Mohansic School, Yorktown Heights, NY

 

Pennsylvania

Adopted School

Sheridan Elementary School, Allentown, PA

East Pennsboro Elementary School, Enola, PA

Whitehall Elementary School, Norristown, PA

Beaver Creek Elementary School, Downingtown, PA

Barton School, Levittown, PA

Rohrerstown Elementary School, Lancaster, PA

Audubon Elementary School, Audubon, PA

Mayfair Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA

William M. Meredith Elementary, Philadelphia, PA

Pfaff Elementary School, Quakertown, PA

Riverside Elementary School, Reading, PA

Prospect Park School, Prospect Park, PA

Clearview Elementary School, Stroudsburg, PA

Hatboro Horsham SD, Horsham, PA

Weigelstown Elementary School, Dover, PA

 

Rhode Island

Adopted School

Blackrock School, Coventry, RI

William Winsor School, Greenville, RI

Cranston-Calvert School, Newport, RI

 

Virginia

Adopted School

Maury Elementary School, Alexandria, VA

Edwin W. Chittum Elementary School, Chesapeake, VA

Cherry Run Elementary School, Burke, VA

Sleepy Hollow Elementary School, Falls Church, VA

Cedar Forest Elementary School, Fredericksburg, VA

George G. Tyler Elementary School, Gainesville, VA

Alfred S. Forrest Elementary School, Hampton, VA

Oceanair Elementary, Norfolk, VA

W.T. Cooke Elementary School, Virginia Beach, VA

Dale City Elementary, Woodbridge, VA

 

“Grades” Program

 

Florida

Adopted School

Crystal Lakes Elementary School, Boynton Beach, FL

Christa McAuliffe Charter Elementary, Cape Coral, FL

 Harns Marsh Elementary School, Lehigh, FL

Joella C. Good Elementary, Hialeah, FL

John G. DuPuis Elementary School, Hialeah, FL

Waterleaf Elementary School, Jacksonville, FL

Pinewood Elementary School, Stuart, FL

Cypress Elementary School, Kissimmee, FL

Bent Tree Elementary, Miami, FL

 Norma Butler Bossard Elementary, Miami, FL

Camelot Elementary School, Orlando, FL

Lakeside Elementary, Pembroke Pines, FL

Benoist Farms Elementary School, West Palm Beach, FL

Spring Lakes Elementary, Altamont Springs, FL

Lowry Elementary School, Tampa, FL

Pride Elementary School, Tampa, FL

 

Georgia

Adopted School

J.H. House Elementary School, Conyers, GA

Daves Creek Elementary, Cumming, GA

Stonewall Tell Elementary School, College Park, GA

Ruth Hill Elementary School, Newnan, GA

Indian Knoll Elementary, Canton, GA

 

Massachusetts

Adopted School

Bradford Elementary School, Bradford, MA

 

North Carolina

Adopted School

EM Holt, Burlington, NC

Yates Mill Elementary School, Raleigh, NC

Cox Mill Elementary, Concord, NC

Smithfield Elementary, Charlotte, NC

 

New Hampshire

Adopted School

Henry W. Moore School, Candia, NH

William E Lancaster School, Salem, NH

 

Ohio

Adopted School

Elizabeth Price Elementary School, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Stevan Dohanos Elementary School, Lorain, OH

Greentown Elementary School, North Canton, OH

Eastwood Elementary School, Warrensville Hts, OH

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, Eastlake, OH

Whitney Elementary, Strongsville, OH

 

 

Virginia

Adopted School

Pemberton Elementary, Henrico, VA

Mechanicsville Elementary, Mechanicsville, VA

 

About BJ’s Wholesale Club

BJ's is dedicated to providing members with high-quality, brand-name food and general 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 and stock-up items. BJ's is the only wholesale club to accept all manufacturers' coupons, and for greater convenience, BJ’s 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/about/community/.

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