MARLBOROUGH, Mass. & MADISON, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BJ's Wholesale Club (NYSE: BJ), a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs celebrated the anticipated opening of its first club in Alabama with a surprise for Madison teachers and students.
The BJ’s Charitable Foundation announced a $15,000 donation at Midtown Elementary School. The Foundation is providing funds for newly expanded music and arts programs at all seven Madison City elementary schools.
“BJ’s Wholesale Club is committed to supporting the local communities where we live and work,” said Kirk Saville, Head of Corporate Communications, BJ’s Wholesale Club. “We’re proud to provide teachers with the classroom materials they need to help students thrive.”
In collaboration with DonorsChoose, BJ’s Charitable Foundation has funded over 700 classroom projects within nearly 600 schools, supporting over 675 teachers nationally. To date, BJ’s has already funded 29 classroom projects in 13 North Alabama schools.
“We are thrilled to welcome BJ’s Wholesale Club into our community and are beyond grateful for the positive impact they have already made on our elementary schools,” said Dr. Ed Nichols, Madison City Schools Superintendent. “This generous donation will help enhance the lives of thousands of students annually in Madison.”
BJ’s Charitable Foundation provides essential needs to families in the local communities within BJ’s Wholesale Club’s footprint. In Madison, BJ’s is also partnering with the Food Bank of North Alabama to donate nutritious, fresh food to help local families in need.
The first-ever BJ’s Wholesale Club in the state of Alabama, located at 165 Graphics Drive in Madison, is set to open tomorrow, Friday, November 10. Local shoppers interested in becoming a BJ’s member can stop by the club once its open or head to BJs.com/Madison to learn more about the benefits of being a BJ’s member.
About BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc.
BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BJ) is a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs focused on delivering significant value to its members and serving a shared purpose: “We take care of the families who depend on us.” The company provides a curated assortment of grocery, general merchandise, gasoline, and ancillary services to offer a differentiated shopping experience that is further enhanced by its omnichannel capabilities. Headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts, the company pioneered the warehouse club model in New England in 1984 and currently operates 238 clubs and 169 BJ's Gas® locations in 20 states. For more information, please visit us at www.BJs.com or on Facebook, X (formerly known as Twitter), or Instagram.
About BJ’s Charitable Foundation
Established in 2004 by BJ’s Wholesale Club, the BJ’s Charitable Foundation provides essential needs to families in the local communities BJ’s members and team members live and work. Through local and national non-profit partnerships, the Foundation focuses its giving efforts on three main pillars: hunger relief, education and health and wellness.