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BJ’s Wholesale Club and its Vendors Donate More Than $100,000 in Products to The Family Inn at Children’s Hospital Boston

-Gift makes The Family Inn a home-

Submitted by: BJ's Wholesale Club

Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions, Health & Wellness

Posted: May 22, 2009 – 04:27 PM EST


May 22 /CSRwire/ - Natick, Mass. - May 22, 2009 - BJ's Wholesale Club and its vendors announced today their donation of more than $100,000 worth of products to The Family Inn at Children's Hospital Boston (CHB). Gifts range from electronics and kitchen supplies to bed and bath linens. Today, 20 BJ's Team Members will unload truckloads of product into The Family Inn at CHB.

"As The Family Inn’s largest corporate sponsor, BJ's Wholesale Club is proud to donate both our time and product to help Children's Hospital Boston provide a home-away-from-home to more patient families," said BJ's Senior Vice President, Director of Finance and CHB Board of Overseers Member Bob Eddy. "This donation is another opportunity for BJ's to give back and promote the well-being of children and families in every community we serve."

CHB currently offers housing for 13 families at the Devon Nicole House, located in an office building three blocks from the hospital. According to the hospital, there is never a vacant room and always a long waiting list of families desperate to be near their sick children during treatment. Last year, Children's Hospital purchased an old Victorian home at 241 Kent Street in Brookline and began extensive renovations. The new home will be open to families on June 15, and house up to 23 families.

The following Vendor Partners worked alongside BJ's to complete this donation:, American Dawn, Inc., ARC, Berkshire Blanket, Bose(R), Cambridge Flatware(R), Calderon Textiles, Colgate-Palmolive Company, Clorox(R), Crayola(R), Direct Home, Dorel Industries, Inc., Euro-Pro(TM), Gibson, Hoover(R), Kimberly-Clark, Kraft Foods, Lifetime Brands, Louisville Bedding Company(TM), Mesa Safe Company, Mohawk Home(R), Munchkin(R), Neat Solutions, Inc., New Age, Rubbermaid(R), SDI/iHome, Sharp(R), Sony, Tabletops Unlimited, Toshiba, Town & Country, Vtech, Wilton(R), World Kitchen(R) and Unilever.

In addition to today's contribution, BJ's will be delivering $3,400 worth of food the day families arrive.

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 181 clubs and 102 gas stations in 15 eastern states. Shop online or learn more about BJ's Wholesale Club at www.bjs.com.

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 BJ's serves. 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, www.bjs.com/about/community/.

About Children's Hospital Boston:

Children's Hospital Boston, an internationally renowned center for medical research and treatment, is one of the only pediatric hospitals nationwide that focuses on pairing world-class research with clinical resources to develop top therapies to treat and cure children. Many of the hospital's scientific advancements have far-reaching implications for treating adults, too - they target diseases including prostate and breast cancer, macular degeneration, and Alzheimer's. For more information about The Family Inn at Children's Hospital Boston or to make a donation, please visit www.kentst.org.

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