Wholesale Club is celebrating its 18th year of the Adopt-A-School
program and Longfellow Elementary was chosen to receive a $500
check and a one-year membership.
In its 18th year, the program has served more than 2,575 elementary schools across the company’s 15-state footprint. Each school chosen this year will receive a $500 check to use for field trips, special events, new equipment or curriculum enhancements, as well as a one-year membership.
“Supporting educational programs is an important focus area for BJ’s Wholesale Club’s charitable giving,” said Jessica Newman, assistant vice president of community affairs at BJ's Wholesale Club. “Our hope is that the schools use this business-to-school partnership to help provide students with opportunities they may not otherwise have.”
“There is a lot of evidence that links a safe and positive school environment, coupled with an engaged local community, to successful students, and part of that positive school environment is to help children learn better communication and collaboration skills,” said J. Andrew Bairstow, principal of the Fred C. Underhill School. “The more our schools and businesses can provide opportunities for children to utilize and see these skills modeled by all members of the school community, the better prepared the children will be on their journeys to college and career readiness.”