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BJ's Wholesale Club, Members, and Procter & Gamble Donate $100,000 to Local Boys & Girls Clubs

Submitted by: BJ's Wholesale Club

Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions, Community Development

Posted: Apr 21, 2009 – 08:19 AM EST


Funding to support homework help and tutoring Power Hour program

Apr. 21 /CSRwire/ - NATICK, Mass. - April 21, 2009 - To honor its commitment of giving back to local communities, BJ's Wholesale Club, its Members and its Vendor Partner Procter & Gamble (P&G) announced today that they have donated $5,000 grants to 20 Boys and Girls Clubs' Power Hour programs. Throughout the month of March, when BJ's Members purchased selected P&G products, a portion of the proceeds benefitted this important effort.

Power Hour is the homework and tutoring program designed to raise the academic proficiency of Boys & Girls Club members ages 6-12. Power Hour provides children with the guidance necessary to complete their homework and start the next school day with a sense of confidence and ability.

"BJ's Wholesale Club is proud to support local Boys and Girls Clubs throughout our footprint. Their commitment to creating a learning environment filled with educational activities, like Power Hour, ensures that children develop academically in a safe environment," said Jessica Newman, BJ's manager of community relations. "For the last few years, BJ’'s has supported various Boys & Girls Clubs distributing $88,000 in grants through the BJ’s Charitable Foundation, and we will continue to fund these valued community organizations well into the future."

Below is a list of the recipients, who were chosen based on their need and proximity to a BJ’s location:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Oak Orchard/Riverdale (DE)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County - Shady Oaks Unit (FL)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami - S.W. Langer/Kendall Unit (FL)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Seminole County (FL)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay - George W. Jenkins Family/Jackson Springs Unit (FL)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (GA)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine - Riverton Community Extension (ME)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Chicopee (MA)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest - Framingham Unit (MA)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Manchester - Union Street Clubhouse (NH)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City (NJ)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Gloucester County (NJ)
  • Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club - Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe/Jefferson Unit (NY)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County (NC)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Wake County (NC)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Lorain County - Principe De Paz Unit (OH)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve (OH)
  • Olivet Boys & Girls Club of Reading & Berks County - Mulberry Street Unit (PA)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond (VA)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington - Richard England Clubhouse #14 (Washington, D.C.)
"We are very excited to partner with BJ's Wholesale Club in helping local Boys and Girls Clubs in their mission of inspiring and enabling all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens," said Tim Linehan, Procter & Gamble marketing manager.

About BJ's Wholesale Club

BJ's Wholesale Club is dedicated to providing its members with high-quality, brand name food and merchandise at prices that are significantly lower than the prices found at supermarkets, supercenters, department stores, drug stores and specialty retail stores. BJ's offers low BJ's Member Pricing on a huge selection of groceries, top-brand apparel and accessories, small appliances, consumer electronics, fine jewelry and other quality merchandise.

Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. is a leading operator of warehouse clubs in the eastern United States. The Company currently operates 180 clubs and 102 gas stations in 15 eastern states. Shop online or learn more about BJ's Wholesale Club at

Giving back has always been at the very core of BJ's culture. Through charitable giving, community relations programs and product donations, BJ's supports and enhances programs that provide vital services within each community we serve. In 2008, BJ's corporate commitment was evidenced by a $600,000 donation from the Company's annual United Way of America(R) Campaign, over $460,000 in sponsorships of local programs and events and more than $220,000 donated from BJ's clubs. For more information about BJ's corporate commitment to the community, please visit,

About Procter & Gamble

Three billion times a day, P&G brands touch the lives of people around the world. The company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers(R), Tide(R), Ariel(R), Always(R), Whisper(R), Pantene(R), Mach3(R), Bounty(R), Dawn(R), Gain(R), Pringles(R), Charmin(R), Downy(R), Lenor(R), Iams(R), Crest(R), Oral-B(R), Actonel(R), Duracell(R), Olay(R), Head & Shoulders(R), Wella(R), Gillette(R), Braun(R) and Fusion(R). The P&G community includes approximately 138,000 employees working in over 80 countries worldwide.

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For more information, please contact:

Maria Fruci BJ's Wholesale Club
Phone: (508) 651-8694
Jessie Newman BJ's Wholesale Club
Phone: (508) 651-8534

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