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Boys and Girls Club of MetroWest’s Pearl Street Clubhouse in Framingham
Receives $5,000 From BJ’s Wholesale Club, Members and Procter & Gamble
-Funding to support homework help and tutoring Power Hour program-
Natick, Mass. (April 24, 2009) – The Boys and Girls Club of MetroWest’s Pearl Street
Clubhouse in Framingham received a $5,000 grant from BJ’s Wholesale Club, its
Members and its Vendor Partner Procter & Gamble (P&G) to honor their commitment of
giving back to local communities. The grant will support Power Hour, the Club’s
homework and tutoring program, designed to raise the academic proficiency of Boys &
Girls Club members ages 6-12. Throughout the month of March, when BJ’s Members
purchased selected P&G products, a portion of the proceeds benefitted this important
“We are thankful for support from BJ’s Wholesale Club and its Vendor Partner Procter &
Gamble,” said Fran Hurley, President of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metrowest. “It is
especially important during these challenging economic times, when our services are in
even higher demand that we continue to raise the funds that are critical to providing
quality out-of-school programs, like Power Hour, here in the Framingham community.”
BJ’s Wholesale Club, its members and P&G donated $5,000 grants to 19 other Boys and
Girls Clubs’ Power Hour programs in various communities BJ’s serves. The recipients
were chosen based on their need and proximity to a BJ’s location.
“BJ’s Wholesale Club is proud to support local Boys and Girls Clubs throughout our
footprint. Their commitment to creating a learning environment filled with educational
activities, like Power Hour, ensures that children develop academically in a safe
environment,” said Jessica Newman, BJ’s manager of community relations. “For the last
few years, BJ’s has supported various Boys & Girls Clubs distributing $88,000 in grants
through the BJ’s Charitable Foundation, and we will continue to fund these valued
community organizations well into the future.”
About the Boys and Girls Clubs of MetroWest
The Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest serves over 3,200 children and youth each year
with a low membership fee of only $25 per child, which makes it one of the largest and
most affordable Boys & Girls Club organizations in Massachusetts. 2009 marks our
historic 65 years of providing quality out-of-school programming for the children and
youth of greater Marlborough, Hudson and Framingham. The Boys & Girls Clubs of
MetroWest remains dedicated to being the Positive Place for Kids. Visit us online at

About BJ’s Wholesale Club
BJ’s Wholesale Club is dedicated to providing its members with high-quality, brand
name food and merchandise at prices that are significantly lower than the prices found at
supermarkets, supercenters, department stores, drug stores and specialty retail stores. BJ’s
offers low BJ’s Member Pricing on a huge selection of groceries, top-brand apparel and
accessories, small appliances, consumer electronics, fine jewelry, and other quality
Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. is a leading operator
of warehouse clubs in the eastern United States. The Company currently operates 180
clubs and 102 gas stations in 15 eastern states. Shop online or learn more about BJ’s
Wholesale Club at .
Giving back has always been at the very core of BJ’s culture. Through charitable giving,
community relations programs and product donations, BJ’s supports and enhances
programs that provide vital services within each community we serve. In 2008, BJ’s
corporate commitment was evidenced by a $600,000 donation from the Company’s
annual United Way of America ® Campaign, over $460,000 in sponsorships of local
programs and events and more than $220,000 donated from BJ’s clubs. For more
information about BJ’s corporate commitment to the community, please visit,
About Procter & Gamble
Three billion times a day, P&G brands touch the lives of people around the world. The
company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands,
including Pampers(R), Tide(R), Ariel(R), Always(R), Whisper(R), Pantene(R),
Mach3(R), Bounty(R), Dawn(R), Gain(R), Pringles(R), Charmin(R), Downy(R),
Lenor(R), Iams(R), Crest(R), Oral-B(R), Actonel(R), Duracell(R), Olay(R), Head &
Shoulders(R), Wella(R), Gillette(R), Braun(R) and Fusion(R). The P&G community
includes approximately 138,000 employees working in over 80 countries worldwide.
Please visit for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G
and its brands.


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