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BJ's Wholesale Club Partners With 195 Schools Through its Adopt-a-School Program

BJ's commitment to community and educational excellence continues

Submitted by: BJ's Wholesale Club

Categories: Academia, Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions

Posted: Sep 23, 2011 – 05:31 PM EST


NORTHBOROUGH, Mass., Sep. 23 /CSRwire/ - BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. today announced a partnership with 195 schools through the organization's Adopt-a-School (ADAS) Program. In the past 16 years, the program has assisted schools by providing funds to enhance educational programs and curriculum objectives in the 15 states where BJ's Clubs operate.

"Many schools are struggling with limited budgets and do not have funding for programs and activities beyond the traditional learning experiences," said Jessica Newman, Manager of Community Relations. "BJ's is proud to support local schools in providing students enhanced opportunities that, hopefully, will help supplement what they are already learning."

BJ’s offers two versions of its 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 and invitations to BJ’s-sponsored events that promote good citizenship or help build learning skills.

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. For example, last year BJ’s Wholesale Club in Cutler Ridge, FL adopted the Coral Reef Montessori School. The school worked closely with BJ’s Community Relations Specialist Farrah Shourky to raise money for a playground renovation which included removing old mulch and replacing it with organic grass. 

“The Adopt-a-School partnership between Coral Reef Montessori Charter School and BJ’s Wholesale Club is a shining example of how businesses can support school and students in our community,” said Shoukry.

Below are the 2011-2012 BJ’s Wholesale Club Adopt-a-Schools:

Giving” Program


BJ’s Location

Adopted School

Derby, CT

Read School    Bridgeport, CT

Fairfield, CT

Edison School  Bridgeport, CT

Manchester, CT

Coventry Grammar School Coventry, CT

North Haven, CT

Green Acres Elementary School North Haven, CT

Southington, CT

Flanders School Southington,  CT

Stratford, CT

Mead School Ansonia, CT

Torrington, CT

Vogel-Wetmore School Torrington, CT

W. Hartford, CT

IB Global Communications Academy Hartford, CT

Wallingford, CT

Highland School Wallingford, CT

Waterbury, CT

Bucks Hill School Waterbury, CT

Waterford, CT

Charles Barnum School Groton, CT

Willimantic, CT

W. B. Sweeney School Willimantic, CT




BJ’s Location

Adopted School

Millsboro, DE

John M. Clayton Elementary School    Frankford, DE

New Castle, DE

Stubbs (F. Douglass) Elementary School Wilmington, DE

Newark, DE

Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Newark, DE



BJ’s Location

Adopted School

Boynton Beach, FL

Citrus Cove Elementary School Boynton Beach, FL

Clermont, FL

Groveland Elementary Groveland, FL

Jacksonville, FL

Callahan Elementary School Callahan, FL

Jacksonville, FL

Mayport Elementary School Atlantic Beach, FL

Jensen Beach, FL

Bessey Creek Elementary School Palm City, FL

Kissimmee, FL

Palmetto Elementary School Poinciana, FL

Miami, FL

Cypress Elementary School Miami, FL

Orlando (East), FL

Lawton Chiles Elementary Orlando, FL

Pembroke Pines, FL

Coconut Palms Elementary School Miramar, FL

Royal Palm Beach, FL

Wellington Elementary School Wellington, FL

University Park, FL

Booker Elementary School Sarasota, FL

West Kendall, FL

Winston Park K-8 Center Miami, FL



BJ’s Location

Adopted School

Auburn, MA

Park Avenue Elementary Webster, MA

Chicopee, MA

Lambert-Lavoie School Chicopee, MA

Danvers, MA

J Henry Higgins Middle Peabody, MA

Dedham, MA

Riverdale Elementary  Dedham, MA

Framingham, MA

Woodrow Wilson School Framingham, MA

Franklin, MA

Oak Street Elementary Franklin, MA

Greenfield, MA

Federal Street School   Greenfield, MA

Haverhill, MA

Pentucket Lake School Haverhill, MA

Hudson, MA

Mulready Elementary  Hudson, MA


Quashnet School Mashpee, MA

Leominster, MA

Northwest School Leominster, MA

Medford, MA

Sumner G. Whittier School Everett, MA

N. Dartmouth, MA

Casimir Pulaski Elementary School New Bedford, MA

Northborough, MA

Marion E Zeh Elementary School Northborough, MA

Pittsfield, MA  Silvio

O Conte Community School Pittsfield, MA

Plymouth, MA

Dennett Elementary Plympton, MA

Quincy, MA

Cunningham School Milton, MA

S. Attleboro, MA

Flora S. Curtis Memorial School Pawtucket, RI

Stoneham, MA

Robin Hood School Stoneham, MA

Stoughton, MA

J F Kennedy Elementary Randolph, MA

Taunton, MA

Center School South Easton, MA

Uxbridge, MA

Millville Elementary Millville, MA

Waltham, MA

Henry Whittemore Elementary School Waltham, MA

Westboro, MA

Belmont Street Community Worcester, MA

Weymouth, MA

Frederick C Murphy Weymouth, MA



BJ’s Location

Adopted School

Abingdon, MD

William Paca/Old Post Road Elementary Abingdon, MD

Baltimore, MD

Harford Hills Elementary Baltimore, MD

Bowie, MD

Northview Elementary Bowie, MD

Capitol Heights, MD

Capitol Heights Elementary Capitol Heights, MD

Columbia, MD

Gorman Crossing Elementary Laurel, MD

Lexington Park, MD

Lexington Park Elementary Lexington Park     MD

Owings Mills, MD

New Town Elementary Owings Mills, MD

Pasadena, MD

Hilltop Elementary Glen Burnie, MD

Waldorf, MD

Berry Elementary School Waldorf, MD

Westminster, MD

Cranberry Station Elementary Westminster, MD



BJ’s Location

Adopted School

Auburn, ME

Park Avenue Elementary School Auburn, ME

Portland, ME

Prides Corner SchoolWestbrook, ME

New Hampshire 


BJ’s Location

Adopted School

Nashua, NH

Amherst Street School Nashua, NH

Portsmouth, NH

Little Harbour School  Portsmouth, NH

Tilton, NH

Jennie D. Blake School Hill, NH

W. Lebanon, NH

Hartland Elementary School Hartland, VT

New Jersey 


BJ’s Location

Adopted School

Burlington, NJ

Fountain Woods Elem Sch Burlington, NJ

Deptford, NJ

Oak Valley Elementary Wenonah, NJ

E. Rutherford, NJ

Lincoln School Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

Edison, NJ

Robert Mascenik School Iselin, NJ

Flemington, NJ

Francis A. Desmares Elementary School Flemington, NJ

Hamilton, NJ

Chesterfield Elementary School Chesterfield, NJ

Jersey City, NJ

Fred W. Martin Center For The Arts Jersey City, NJ

Ledgewood / Roxbury, NJ

Kennedy Elementary School Succasunna, NJ

Linden, NJ

Dr. Antonia Pantoja, No. 27 Elizabeth, NJ

Manahawkin, NJ

Cecil S Collins Elem Barnegat, NJ

Maple Shade, NJ

Cramer College Prep Lab School Camden, NJ

Mays Landing, NJ

Leeds Ave Elem School Pleasantville, NJ

North Bergin, NJ

John F Kennedy No 7 N Bergen, NJ

Oakhurst, NJ

Woodrow Wilson Neptune City,          NJ

Old Bridge, NJ

Robert N Wilentz Elementary Perth Amboy, NJ

Paramus, NJ

Norman S Weir Elementary School Paterson, NJ

Riverdale, NJ

Stephen J Gerace Elementary Pequannock, NJ

Toms River, NJ

Bayville Elementary Bayville, NJ

Vineland, NJ

R D Wood School Millville, NJ

Voorhees, NJ

John F Kennedy Memorial West Berlin, NJ

Watchung, NJ

Stony Brook School North Plainfield, NJ

New York 


BJ’s Location

Adopted School

Albany, NY

Forest Park Elementary School Albany, NY

Auburn, NY

Owasco Elementary School     Auburn, NY

Batavia, NY

John Kennedy School  Batavia, NY

Blasdell, NY

Blasdell Elementary School     Blasdell, NY

Bronx, NY

PS 73   Bronx, NY

Brooklyn, NY

PS 114 Ryder Elementary Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn, NY

PS 224 Hale A Woodruff Brooklyn, NY

Clay, NY

Willow Field Elementary School Liverpool, NY

College Point (Queens), NY

PS 29   College Point, NY

E. Setauket, NY

Nassakeag Elementary School East Setauket, NY

E. Syracuse, NY

Minoa Elementary School Minoa,        NY

Farmingdale, NY

Harding Avenue School Lindenhurst, NY

Flushing, NY

Ps 164 Queens Valley  Flushing, NY

Freeport, NY

Columbus Avenue School Freeport, NY

Geneva, NY

North Street Elementary School Geneva, NY

Greece, NY

West Ridge Elementary School Rochester, NY

Hauppauge, NY

Helen B Duffield Elementary School  Ronkonkoma, NY

Henrietta, NY

Ethel K Fyle Elementary School Rochester, NY

Levittown, NY

Seaford Harbor School Seaford, NY

Massena, NY

Brasher Falls Central School District Brasher Falls, NY

Middle Village/Queens, NY

PS 88 Seneca Ridgewood, NY

Monroe. NY

Chester Elementary School Chester, NY

Olean, NY

Portville Elementary School Portville, NY

Oneonta, NY

Riverside Elementary School Oneonta, NY

Pelham Manor, NY

PS 160 Walt Disney Bronx, NY

Riverhead, NY

Eastport Elementary School Eastport, NY

Rotterdam, NY

Lincoln School Schenectady, NY

Saratoga Springs, NY

Milton Terrace South Elementary School Ballston Spa, NY

Tonawanda, NY

Spruce School  North Tonawanda, NY

Utica, NY

General Herkimer Elementary School Utica, NY

Valley Stream, NY

PS 138 Sunrise Rosedale, NY

Victor, NY

E. Rochester Union Free School District E. Rochester, NY

W. Nyack, NY

West Haverstraw Elementary School West Haverstraw, NY

Wappingers Falls, NY

Kinry Road Elementary School Poughkeepsie, NY

Webster, NY

Klem Road North Elementary School Webster, NY

Westbury, NY

Old Country Road School Hicksville, NY

Williamsville, NY

Harris Hill Elementary School Williamsville, NY

Yorktown Heights, NY

George Washington Elementary School Mohegan Lake, NY

North Carolina 


BJ’s Location

Adopted School

Cary, NC

Green Hope Elementary School Cary, NC

Pineville, NC

Nations Ford Elementary Charlotte, NC

Raleigh, NC

Hilburn Elementary School Raleigh, NC

Raleigh, NC

Washington Elementary School Raleigh, NC



BJ’s Location

Adopted School

Allentown, PA

Lehigh Parkway Elementary School Allentown, PA

Camp Hill, PA

Red Mill Elementary School Etters, PA

Exton, PA

East Ward Elementary School Downingtown, PA

Fairless Hills, PA

Hoover Elementary School Langhorne, PA

Lancaster, PA

Mountville Elementary School Mountville, PA

Oaks, PA

Arrowhead Elementary School Collegeville,    PA

Philadelphia, PA

Loesche William H Sch Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA

Delaplaine Mcdaniel Elementary School Philadelphia, PA

Plymouth Meeting/


Conshohocken, PA

Ridge Park Elementary School Conshohocken, PA

Quakertown, PA

Tohickon Valley Elementary School Quakertown, PA

Reading, PA

Tenth & Penn Elementary School Reading, PA

Springfield, PA

Harris School Collingdale, PA

Stroudsburg, PA

Clearview Elementary School  Stroudsburg, PA

Warrington, PA

Crooked Billet Elementary School Hatboro, PA

York, PA

Devers School York, PA

Rhode Island 


BJ’s Location

Adopted School

Coventry, RI

Hopkins Hill School    Coventry, RI

Johnston, RI

Brown Avenue School Johnston, RI

Middletown, RI

Forest Avenue School  Middletown, RI



BJ’s Location

Adopted School

Alexandria, VA

Bren Mar Park Elementary School Alexandria, VA

Chesapeake, VA

W.Branch Intermediate School Chesapeake, VA

Fairfax, VA

Sudley Elementary Manassas, VA

Falls Church, VA

Baileys Elementary Falls Church, VA

Fredericksburg, VA

Hartwood Elementary  Hartwood, VA

Hampton, VA

Luther W. Machen Elementary Hampton, VA

Norfolk, VA

Ocean View Elementary Norfolk, VA

Virginia Beach, VA

Windsor Oaks Elementary Virginia Beach, VA

Woodbridge, VA

Occoquan Elementary Woodbridge, VA

“GRADES” Program




BJ’s Club Location

Adopted School

Cape Coral, FL

Patriot Elementary Cape Coral, FL

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Walker Elementary School Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fort Myers, FL

Sunshine Elementary Lehigh Acres, FL

Hialeah Gardens, FL

Ben Sheppard Elementary Hialeah, FL

Hollywood, FL

Sheridan Park Elementary Hollywood, FL

Homestead, FL

Charter School at Waterstone Homestead, FL

Jacksonville, FL

Crown Point Elementary Jacksonville, FL

Melbourne / Palm Bay, FL

Christa McAuliffe Elementary, Palm Bay, FL

Merritt Island, FL

Lewis Carroll Elementary Merritt Island, FL

Miami Lakes / Hialeah, FL

Lake Stevens Elementary, Opa Locka, FL

Miami, FL

Perrine Elementary Miami, FL

Orange Park, FL

Crown Point Elementary Jacksonville, FL

Orlando (West), FL

Shingle Creek Elementary Orlando, FL

Parkland, FL

Coconut Creek Elementary Coconut Creek, FL

Sanford, FL

Deltona Lakes Elementary Deltona, FL

Tampa (Waters), FL

Essrig Elementary School Tampa, FL

Tampa, FL

Thonotosassa Elementary Thonotosassa, FL



BJ’s Location

Adopted School

Conyers, GA

Hightower Trail Elementary Conyers, GA

Cumming, GA

Big Creek Elementary School Cumming, GA

East Point, GA

Parklane Elementary School East Point, GA

Newnan, GA

Arnco-Sargent Elementary Newnan, GA

Woodstock, GA

Arnold Mill Elementary Woodstock, GA



BJ’s Location

Adopted School

Revere, MA

A.C. Whelan Elementary School Revere, MA

New Hampshire 


BJ’s Location

Adopted School

Hooksett, NH

Parkey-Varney School Manchester, NH

Salem, NH

Dr. Lewis F. Soule School Salem, NH

North Carolina 


BJ’s Location

Adopted School

Burlington, NC

Grove Park Elementary School Burlington, NC

Concord, NC

Weddington Hills Elementary Concord, NC

Garner, NC

Mcgee's Crossroads Elementary Angier, NC

Mooresville, NC

Park View Elementary Mooresville, NC



BJ’s Location

Adopted School

Akron, OH

Preston Elementary School Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Avon, OH

Admiral E J King Elementary  Lorain, OH

Middleburg Heights, OH

Grindstone Elementary School Berea, OH

North Canton, OH

Clearmount Elementary North Canton, OH

Warrensville Heights, OH

J. Dewey Elementary Warrensville Heights, OH

Willoughby, OH

Grant Elementary Willoughby, OH



BJ’s Location

Adopted School

Mechanicsville, VA

Cold Harbor Elementary Mechanicsville, VA

Richmond, VA

Crestview Elementary School Henrico, 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/.

Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. is a leading operator of warehouse clubs in the eastern United States.  The Company currently operates 190 clubs in 15 eastern states.  Learn more and shop online at BJs.com or for exclusive content visit Facebook.com/bjswholesaleclub and Twitter.com/bjswholesale.

For more information, please contact:

Catherine Troutman BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.
Phone: 774.512.5994

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