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BJ’s Wholesale Club Donates $15K To Alabama Elementary School

BJ's donates money to Alabama elementary school

BJ’s Wholesale Club, an operator of membership warehouse clubs, celebrated the anticipated opening of its first club in Alabama by donating $15,000 to Midtown Elementary School.

The foundation is providing funds for newly expanded music and arts programs at all seven Madison City elementary schools.

“BJ’s Wholesale Club is committed to supporting the local communities where we live and work,” said Kirk Saville, BJ’s head of corporate communications. “We’re proud to provide teachers with the classroom materials they need to help students thrive.”

In collaboration with DonorsChoose, BJ’s Charitable Foundation has funded more than 700 classroom projects within nearly 600 schools, supporting more than 675 teachers nationally. To date, BJ’s has funded 29 classroom projects in 13 North Alabama schools.

“We are thrilled to welcome BJ’s Wholesale Club into our community and are beyond grateful for the positive impact they have already made on our elementary schools,” said Ed Nichols, Madison City Schools superintendent. “This generous donation will help enhance the lives of thousands of students annually in Madison.”

BJ’s Charitable Foundation provides essential needs to families in the local communities within BJ’s Wholesale Club’s footprint. In Madison, BJ’s is also partnering with the Food Bank of North Alabama to donate nutritious, fresh food to help local families in need.

The first BJ’s Wholesale Club in Alabama at 165 Graphics Drive in Madison is set to open Nov. 10. Local shoppers interested in becoming a BJ’s member can stop by the club or head to BJs.com/Madison to learn more about being a BJ’s member.

BJ’s will also open clubs in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee; Johnson City, New York; Lewis Center, Ohio; and North Jacksonville, Florida. These clubs will add to BJ’s 2023 roster of openings, following the retailer’s newest locations in Davenport, Florida, and McDonough, Georgia, as well as the recent announcement of its first location in LaVergne, Tennessee, slated to open this summer.

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