Westlawn Elementary School in Falls Church is among the elementary schools selected to participate in the BJ’s Wholesale Club Adopt-a-School Program for the 2013-14 school year.
Each school selected received a $500 check to use towards field trips, special events, and new equipment, and a free one-year membership to BJ's Wholesale Club.
According to Westlawn Elementary School staff member Marina Cronkhite, the funds received have been deposited into the school's student support account, which helps fund school trip scholarships and special needs for students. The school receives contributions for its program from local and national businesses, Cronkhite said.
The Adopt-A-School program has served more than 2,575 elementary schools across the company’s 15-state footprint over the last 18 years, according to a press release sent by BJ's Wholesale Club Tuesday.
“Supporting educational programs is an important focus area for BJ’s Wholesale Club’s charitable giving,” Assistant Vice President of Community Affairs Jessica Newman said in a statement. “Our hope is that the schools use this business-to-school partnership to help provide students with opportunities they may not otherwise have.”
To learn more about BJ’s Adopt-a-School program visit BJs.com/school and to see the full list of adopted schools, please visit 2013-14 schools.