By Sara Toth, firstname.lastname@example.org
11:20 AM EDT, October 11, 2013
Guilford Elementary School in Columbia in one of 10 schools across the state chosen for the 2013-14 Adopt-A-School Program at BJ’s Wholesale Club.
Through the program, Guilford will receive a $500 check and a one-year membership to BJ’s, which will allow the school to purchase supplies from the store.
The Adopt-A-School Program is now in its 18th year, and has so far provided $1.6 million in funds to thousands of schools, according to the company’s website.
“Supporting educational programs is an important focus area for BJ’s Wholesale Club’s charitable giving,” BJ’s Assistant Vice President of Community Affairs Jessica Newman said in a release announcing this year’s selection. “Our hope is that the schools use this business-to-school partnership to help provide students with opportunities they may not otherwise have.”