BJ’s Wholesale Club donates $500K to aid in COVID-19 efforts

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BJ’s Wholesale Club donates $500K to aid in COVID-19 efforts

03/27/2020

BJ’s Wholesale Club is just one of the growing number of retailers pledging to help local and national organizations during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.

Through its charitable foundation, the Westborough, Mass.-based retailer will donate $500,000 to support local and national organizations that provide services and support to those in need during this time.

Local and community foundations that will receive a $400,000 donation include the Boston Foundation, the New York Community Trust, the Community Foundation of New Jersey and United Way of Miami-Dade.

A $100,000 donation will be made by the retailer to Feeding America to support its COVID-19 Response Fund and assist its network of food banks to meet the increased demand for meals, the company said.

In addition to aiding various organizations, BJ’s Wholesale Club also will increase wages and bonuses for its team members, dedicate shopping hours for members who are 60 years old and older, and operate under the state of emergency and shelter in place orders issued within the nation.

“Now, more than ever, we’re committed to supporting our team members and members while providing essential services to our communities during these challenging times,” Lee Delaney, president and CEO of BJ’s Wholesale Club, said. “We are grateful to be a reliable resource for our members, and we couldn’t do it without the continued dedication of our team members. We’re proud of their hard work and are pleased to recognize them with increased pay and bonuses.”