BJ’s Wholesale Club donates $10,000 to youth sports league in Berkeley County

Community partnership will support upgraded facilities at Tom Conley Park ahead of new Club opening in Summerville

CHARLESTON, S.C., 2017-Mar-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — BJ’s Wholesale Club today (March 23, 2017) announced that it has donated $10,000 to Ladson Youth Organization, a youth sports league in Berkeley County. The donation from the BJ’s Charitable Foundation will help fund upgraded facilities at Tom Conley Park to provide a better experience for players, coaches and fans. In addition, the partnership gives Ladson Youth Organization the opportunity to raise up to $100,000 through BJ’s Fuel Your Fundraiser® Program.

“BJ’s is committed to nourishing communities and helping families thrive, and we’re thrilled to partner with Ladson Youth Organization,” said Kirk Saville, senior vice president of corporate communications at BJ’s Wholesale Club. “Together, we will be able to provide more opportunities for kids to learn the value of teamwork and wellness through youth sports.”

The BJ’s Wholesale Club in Summerville is slated for opening in Spring 2017 and will provide affordable fresh food options to the community that beat grocery store prices every day.

BJ’s and Ladson Youth Organization will continue their partnership through BJ’s Fuel Your Fundraiser® Program, an all-inclusive fundraising opportunity created exclusively for community organizations and nonprofits. For every member that joins BJ’s through the Fuel Your Fundraiser® Program, the Ladson Youth Organization will receive a portion of the proceeds. As part of the program, BJ’s provides all marketing promotional materials to community organization partners for free in addition to expert advice and support from the BJ’s sales team. To learn more or to apply to BJ’s Fuel Your Fundraiser® Program, visit BJs.com/charity.

“We are grateful for BJ’s support, especially as we begin our Spring sports season,” said Clyde King, athletic director of Ladson Youth Organization. “As a volunteer organization, we rely on the generosity of corporate partners like BJ’s, so that we can continue to grow our program and positively impact youth in the community.”

The BJ’s Wholesale Club will be located at the intersection of Interstate 26 and North Main Street, Summerville’s primary retail corridor. The Club will be the first in South Carolina, expanding BJ’s footprint to 16 states and marking club #215 for the company. The Club will also feature a BJ’s Gas® station, saving Members even more.

  • BJ’s offers the best value of any supermarket or club.
    • BJ’s everyday prices on the key items that families buy most often are significantly better value than supermarkets, saving families up to 25 percent or more.
    • The company is the only major wholesale club that accepts manufacturers’ coupons, offering families another great way to save.
    • Its own brands, Berkley Jensen and Wellsley Farms, let families save without sacrificing quality or fun.
  • BJ’s biggest advantage is fresh food – produce, dairy, meat and deli.
    • Members buy 65 percent more fresh food from BJ’s than from other clubs.
    • BJ’s is the only major wholesale club to offer a full-service deli with premium meats and cheeses.
    • Members are able to choose fresh meats cut to their specifications. BJ’s butchers will recut and repackage at no charge.
  • A BJ’s Membership is filled with added convenience.
    • BJ’s offers the most payment options of any major wholesale club.
    • Members are able to research, shop and install electronics with help from BJ’s Tech Advisors.
    • Its new Pick Up & Pay® program allows shoppers to stock up by reserving items online and then picking up in-club.
    • Members can save time and money by filling up their tanks at BJ’s. The company’s gas prices are among the lowest around.

Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer surveys on household spending, the BJ’s Wholesale Club could save area shoppers more than $40 million a year.

Shoppers can learn more about BJ’s Wholesale Club by going to www.bjs.com.

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 214 clubs and 130 BJ’s Gas® locations in 15 states.

BJ’s provides 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, many in supermarket sizes. BJ’s is also the only major membership warehouse club to accept all manufacturers’ coupons and, for greater convenience, offers the most payment options.

Visit www.BJs.com, and for exclusive content find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

BJ’s is wholly owned by affiliates of Leonard Green & Partners, CVC Capital Partners and its management team.

Media Contact:
Jennie Hardin
jhardin@bjs.com
774-512-6978

SOURCE: BJ’s Wholesale Club

BJ’s Wholesale Club donates $10,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida

BJ’s Wholesale Club donates $10,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida

 

ORLANDO, Fla., 2017-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — BJ’s Wholesale Club today announced a $10,000 donation and partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, a Feeding America® Member food bank. The donation from the BJ’s Charitable Foundation will help improve access to healthy meals for thousands of families in Central Florida. The announcement occurred during BJ’s Annual Team Member Conference in Orlando, Florida, where over 400 BJ’s Team Members came together to build 4,500 Healthy Pantry Boxes and repack 40,000 pounds of farm-fresh potatoes into family-sized packs.

“BJ’s is excited to partner with Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida to help families meet essential needs, such as access to fresh food,” said Kirk Saville, senior vice president of corporate communications at BJ’s Wholesale Club. “Our Team Members are thrilled to be a part of the food bank’s effort to end hunger and its mission to nourish lives.”

With disproportionally high rates of chronic disease in low income communities, combined with increasing healthcare costs, Second Harvest Food Bank plays a central role in the health and wellness of the Central Florida community. Through programs like the Healthy Pantry Boxes and farm-fresh produce distributions, the food bank is focusing on providing healthy, fresh food options and nutrition education to its clients so that they are not only fed, but fed right.

“Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is grateful for BJ’s generous donation, which will help increase access to nutritious meals for our neighbors in need,” said Greg Higgerson, vice president, development, at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. “As an organization, SHFBCF is committed to inspiring and engaging our community to end hunger, and our partnership with BJ’s and its Team Members helps bring this vision to life.”

The BJ’s Charitable Foundation is committed to nourishing communities and helping families thrive by meeting essential needs such as wellness, education, and access to food. Over the years, BJ’s has donated more than 50 million pounds of food and helped deliver 13 million meals to help alleviate hunger. Through its partnership with Feeding America®, the BJ’s Charitable Foundation has provided grants to help agencies along the east coast distribute fresh, nutritious food.

To learn more about BJ’s Charitable Foundation, visit www.bjs.com/charity.

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 214 clubs and 130 BJ’s Gas® locations in 15 states.

BJ’s provides 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, many in supermarket sizes. BJ’s is also the only major membership warehouse club to accept all manufacturers’ coupons and, for greater convenience, offers the most payment options.

Visit www.BJs.com, and for exclusive content find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

BJ’s is wholly owned by affiliates of Leonard Green & Partners, CVC Capital Partners and its management team.

About Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
SHFBCF is a member of Feeding America – the largest charitable domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States. SHFBCF secures and distributes food and grocery products to approximately 550 local nonprofit feeding programs throughout Central Florida. Last year, with the help of food and financial donors, volunteers and a caring, committed community, the food bank distributed 52 million meals to partner programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, women’s shelters, senior centers, day care centers and Kids Cafes. In addition, Second Harvest’s 14-week culinary program teaches foodservice-based technical, life and employability skills to economically hard-pressed adults. Our community turns to Second Harvest’s partner agencies more than 71,000 times per week. To learn more about SHFBCF, visit www.FeedHopeNow.org.

For further information:
Jennie Hardin
jhardin@bjs.com
774-512-6978

SOURCE: BJ’s Wholesale Club

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Hannaford donates $10,000 to Boys & Girls Club of Rutland County to support drug and alcohol prevention program

RUTLAND, Vermont, 2016-Oct-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Hannaford Charitable Foundation today (Oct. 17, 2013) announced a $10,000 donation to support the Smart Directions drug and alcohol prevention program at the Boys & Girls Club of Rutland County.

The donation will allow the Boys & Girls Club of Rutland County to expand the Smart Directions initiative and teach more local youth about the dangers of opiate and heroin use. The program is expected to reach more than 100 local children, ages 6 to 14, during the 2016-17 school year.

“Hannaford is committed to encouraging health and wellness in the communities we serve. The Smart Directions program provides local children with the preventative education, resources and awareness they need to combat drug use in Rutland County,” said Hannaford Supermarkets Regional Community Relations Specialist Brian Fabre. “Hannaford commends the Boys & Girls Club of Rutland County for its dedication to helping our local youth maintain a healthy lifestyle.”

The grant from Hannaford is the second in as many years for the Boys & Girls Club of Rutland County. In 2015, the Hannaford Charitable Foundation donated $10,000 to support the Smart Directions drug and alcohol prevention program.

“Rutland has gained regional and national notoriety about the opiate and heroin problem. Project Vision is our response to the problem. This grant from Hannaford allows us to expand the prevention piece that is run through the Boys & Girls Club of Rutland County. The community is very grateful to Hannaford,” said Boys & Girls Club of Rutland County CEO Larry Bayle.

The Smart Directions drug and alcohol prevention program is designed to teach youth about the dangers of opiate and heroin use through role play, the practice of resistance, decision-making and refusal skills, and the analysis of media and peer influence. For the younger members the course focuses on self-esteem and peer pressure.

The program is part of the Project VISION program, a coalition of local government, organizations, businesses and individuals working to build a brighter future for Rutland through a three-pronged strategy approach of prevention, treatment and enforcement.

For more information about the Boys & Girls Club of Rutland County, visit www.rutlandbgclub.org.

About Hannaford Supermarkets
Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 179 stores in the Northeast. Stores are located in Maine, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Hannaford employs more than 27,000 associates. Additional information can be found at www.hannaford.com.

Contact: (800) 213-9040

Source: Hannaford Supermarkets