BJ’s Wholesale Club Kicks-Off New Kearny Location with $10,000 Grant to Recreation Department

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BJ’s Wholesale Club Kicks-Off New Kearny Location with $10,000 Grant to Recreation Department

Company’s Fuel Your Fundraiser Program Gives Organizations Chance to Earn Up to $100,000
Pictured from left to right: 1st Ward Councilwoman Marytrine De Castro, Kearny Director of Parks and Recreation Ralph Cattafi, BJ’s General Manager in Kearny Robert Reyes, Mayor of Kearny Alberto G. Santos and from the Recreation Commissioners, Chairwoman Lyla DeCastro Lawdanski
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Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 1:15pm

CAMPAIGN: BJ's Charitable Foundation

CONTENT: Press Release

WESTBOROUGH, Ma., June 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ - In celebration of the BJ’s Wholesale Club opening soon in Kearny, the company today announced a $10,000 BJ’s Charitable Foundation grant to the Kearny Recreation Department to help the nights get a little brighter at Harvey Field. To provide even more support to the local community, the company is also giving the Recreation Department and other organizations the chance to earn up to $100,000 in funds through its Fuel Your Fundraiser® program.

“BJ’s Wholesale Club is privileged to serve the Kearny community, and we’re proud of the positive impact we have on local children and families,” said Robert Reyes, general manager of the BJ’s Wholesale Club in Kearny. “We’re pleased to be coming to Kearny later this summer and we’re thrilled to present this grant to the Kearny Recreation Department.”

The new 85,000 square foot BJ’s Wholesale Club will be located at 180 Passaic Avenue in Kearny. The Club will offer significant savings on high-quality fresh foods, including produce, fresh meat and deli items, and household essentials, like laundry detergent and diapers. The Club will also feature outstanding value on general merchandise, including electronics and apparel. The Club will provide an economic boost to the community, adding about 140 jobs.

“On behalf of all residents who participate in Kearny's recreation programs, I'd like to thank BJ's Wholesale Club for this generous donation that will help add lights to the Harvey Field Athletic Complex,” said Mayor Alberto G. Santos.  “We're also pleased to partner with BJ's on their Fuel Your Fundraiser campaign, which will help us raise much-needed funds for Kearny's recreational fields and programs.”

Through the Fuel Your Fundraiser®program, community organizations receive funds for every BJ’s Wholesale Club membership sold through the program. BJ’s provides all marketing promotional materials (flyers, posters, and applications) plus expert advice and support from its sales team.

Community organizations can benefit from BJ’s Fuel Your Fundraiser program by earning $5 for every renewed membership sold through the program.

Organizations can also earn bonus payouts for the following new membership sales:

  • $3,750  for 250 memberships (total payout of $5,000)
  • $12,500 for 500 memberships (total payout of $15,000)
  • $35,000 for 1,000 memberships ( total payout of $40,000)
  • Maximum payout of $100,000 for reaching 2,500 memberships

To participate in BJ’s Fuel Your Fundraiser, contact Ray Palladino, corporate sales representative for BJ’s Wholesale Club at (732) 977-1688 and  or, visit

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

BJ's provides great value in a one-stop shopping destination filled with top-quality, leading brands including its exclusive Wellsley Farms and Berkley Jensen brands along with USDA Choice meats, premium produce and delicious organics in many supermarket sizes. 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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BJ's is wholly owned by affiliates of Leonard Green & Partners, CVC Capital Partners and its management team.

About BJ’s Charitable Foundation®

BJ’s Charitable Foundation was established with the mission to enrich every community BJ’s Wholesale Clubs serve. The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that primarily benefit the underprivileged in the areas of hunger prevention and education. For more information about BJ’s Charitable Foundation, please visit,


Maria Fruci
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BJ's Wholesale Club
Keywords: Philanthropy | BJ's Charitable Foundation | BJ's Wholesale Club | Kearny New Jersey | New Jersey | Volunteerism & Community Engagement | athletic fields | grant | recreation

CAMPAIGN: BJ's Charitable Foundation

CONTENT: Press Release