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BJ's Charitable Foundation Announces Q4 Donation of More Than $500,000 to Programs That Benefit Children and Families

NATICK, Mass., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently, BJ's Charitable Foundation(SM), as part of their quarterly giving schedule, presented 48 grants totaling $511,000 to non-profit organizations located in the areas BJ's Wholesale Club operates. The recipients support the Foundation's mission of promoting the safety, security and well-being of children and families, supporting education and health programs, providing community service opportunities, and aiding in hunger and disaster relief.

"BJ's Charitable Foundation(SM) takes great pride in supporting non-profit organizations that share our focus of creating a positive, long-lasting impact for children and families in every community BJ's serves," said Paul Bass, president of BJ's Charitable Foundation. "Year after year, we work to help more community programs to enrich the lives of those in need."

Recent grant recipients include:

-- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY received $35,000

to support their Breast Disease Management Team for research and


-- The Center for Hope and New Beginnings in Suffolk, VA, was awarded

$5,000 to purchase food for families in their shelter and food baskets

for distribution to the community.

-- The Domestic Violence Project, Inc., in Canton, OH, received $10,000

for their counseling, violence prevention and education services.

In addition, below is a list by state of the other 45 organizations that received grants through BJ's Charitable Foundation(SM) in Q4:


Connecticut Food Bank (New Haven) - $10,000

The Diaper Bank (New Haven) - $10,000

The American School for the Deaf (West Hartford) - $10,000


Practice Without Pressure, Inc. (New Castle) - $5,000

Latin American Community Center (Wilmington) - $2,500


B.A.S.E. Camp Children's Cancer Foundation (Winter Park) - $6,000

Christians Reaching Out to Society, Inc. (West Palm Beach) - $5,000

La Liga Contra El Cancer (Miami) - $35,000

New Life Family Center (Miami) - $5,000

Orlando Regional Healthcare on behalf of The Howard Philips Center for

Children and Families (Orlando) - $10,000

Women in Distress of Broward County, Inc. (Fort Lauderdale) - $5,000


Community Welcome House (Newnan) - $5,000

Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale (Conyers) - $5,000

Tiny Stitches (Suwanee) - $2,000

Wesley Community Centers (Atlanta) - $7,500

Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University (Atlanta) - $35,000


Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro West's Hollis Street Clubhouse (Framingham)

- $7,500

Crispus Attucks Children's Center (Dorchester) - $7,500

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston) - $100,000

Everybody Wins! Metro Boston (Boston) - $5,000

Julie's Family Learning Program, Inc. (Boston) - $5,000

Lower Cape Outreach Council (Orleans) - $5,000

Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange, Inc. (Boston) - $5,000

Mission of Deeds, Inc. (Reading) - $7,500

Pine Street Inn (Boston) - $12,500

The B.R.I.D.G.E. Program (Lowell) - $1,000

The Junior League of Worcester (Worcester) - $5,000


Sisters of Charity Health System (Auburn) - $5,000


Law Enforcement Families Association, Inc. (Abingdon) - $2,000

New Jersey

Camden Eye Center (Camden) - $2,500

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (New Brunswick) - $35,000

New York

Franklin Community Center, Inc. (Saratoga Springs) - $5,000

Groundwork, Inc. (Brooklyn) - $5,000

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York) - $35,000

Muscular Dystrophy Association, Syracuse District (Syracuse) - $5,000

St. Catherine's Center for Children (Albany) - $5,000

The Schenectady Inner City Ministry (Schenectady) - $5,000

North Carolina

Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center (Durham) - $35,000

Muscular Dystrophy Association, Charlotte District (Charlotte) - $5,000


Domestic Violence Project, Inc. (Canton) - $10,000

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Stark & Carroll Counties (Canton) - $5,000

Rainbow Injury Prevention Center (Cleveland) - $5,500


Crispus Attucks Association, Inc. (York) - $5,000

Philadelphia Society for Services to Children (Philadelphia) - $5,000

The Career Wardrobe (Philadelphia) - $5,000

Rhode Island

Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County (Wakefield) - $2,000


Center for Hope and New Beginnings (Suffolk) - $5,000

Seton Youth Shelters (Virginia Beach) - $5,000

For a detailed description about the grants awarded, please visit .

About BJ's Charitable Foundation

Established in 2004, the goal of BJ's Charitable Foundation is to create a positive, long-lasting impact on the communities served by BJ's Wholesale Club. The Foundation's mission is to enhance and enrich community programs that primarily benefit children and families. The majority of giving focuses on organizations that promote the safety, security and well-being of children and families, support education and health programs, promote community service opportunities, and aid in hunger and disaster relief. Since its first grant in 2005, BJ's Charitable Foundation has allocated funds on a quarterly basis, giving more than $5,250,000 to over 500 deserving organizations in the 16 states BJ's Clubs are located. In 2007, BJ's Charitable Foundation presented 204 grants totaling more than $1,690,000. For more information about BJ's Charitable Foundation and eligibility and application procedures, please visit, .

About BJ's Wholesale Club

BJ's Wholesale Club is dedicated to providing its members with high- quality, brand name 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 top-brand apparel and accessories, small appliances, consumer electronics, fine jewelry, groceries 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 177 clubs and 100 gas stations in 16 eastern states. Learn more about BJ's Wholesale Club or shop online at .

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