BJ’s Wholesale Club to Help Educators Receive Valuable Resources

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BJ’s Wholesale Club to Help Educators Receive Valuable Resources

BJ’s launches $50K Donation Match Program to Benefit

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Support a classroom. Build a future. @BJsWholesale will match your @DonorsChoose donation. Visit #CLASSACT
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 3:20pm

CAMPAIGN: Education

CONTENT: Press Release

Westborough, MA, March 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ – BJ’s Wholesale Club announces a donation challenge today to benefit®, the crowdfunding charity that has brought more than $380 million to public schools since its founding by former teacher Charles Best in 2000. For a limited time, BJ’s will match every donation made by its Members up to $50,000.

“All too often, dedicated teachers encounter the problem of having inadequate resources to accomplish everything they want for their students,” said Jessica Newman, assistant vice president of communications and community affairs for BJ’s Wholesale Club.  “To provide assistance to those selfless educators who often invest their own money to purchase supplies, we are launching a donation challenge to bring much-needed resources and technology to classrooms.”

To make a contribution to a project, go to and enter the promo code CLASSACT. Together $100,000 will be awarded so students can have the educational experiences they deserve.

“Members can make an even greater difference in the lives of students and teachers by using the promo code CLASSACT to match their donation to a classroom in need,” said senior partnerships director, Elaine Perez. “We are extremely grateful to the BJ’s Charitable Foundation for their donation and commitment to the community, schools and education.  We hope their partnership will encourage others to support teachers and students.”

To date, BJ’s has funded projects for more than 780 teachers — impacting over 75,000 students.


About BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc.
Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ's is a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States. The company currently operates 213 clubs and 128 BJ’s Gas® locations in 15 states. 

BJ’s provides a one-stop shopping destination filled with more top-quality, leading brands including its exclusive Wellsley Farms and Berkley Jensen brands, which are all backed by BJ’s 100% money-back guarantee; more fresh foods from USDA Choice meats to premium produce to delicious organics in many supermarket sizes; and more great value and amazing savings every day. BJ’s is also the only membership club to accept all manufacturers' coupons and for greater convenience offers the most payment options.

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Founded in 2000, makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Teachers at 68 percent of all the public schools in America have created project requests, and more than 1.9 million people have donated $380 million to projects that inspire them. Over 16 million students—most from low-income communities and many in disaster-stricken areas—have received books, art supplies, field trips, technology, and other resources that they need to learn. Visit to hear Oprah Winfreyand Stephen Colbert tell the story.


Maria Fruci
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BJ's Wholesale Club
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CAMPAIGN: Education

CONTENT: Press Release