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BJ's Charitable Foundation Announces Q4 Donation of More Than $500,000 to Programs That Benefit Children and Families
Date:3/27/2008

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

treatment.

-- 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

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

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

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

Delaware

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

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

Florida

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

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