BJ’s Charitable Foundation Donates $20,000 in Grants to Three Nonprofits in the Jacksonville Area | Business

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BJ’s Charitable Foundation Donates $20,000 in Grants to Three Nonprofits in the Jacksonville Area

BJ’s Charitable Foundation announces today that it has donated $20,000 in grants among three local nonprofits: Community Connections, Hope Haven Association: Hope Haven Children's Clinic and Family Center, and Jewish Family & Community Services, Inc.  The recipients support the Foundation’s focus of providing basic need services in the areas of hunger prevention, self-sufficiency, health care, or education and primarily benefit needy children and families residing in the communities BJ’s Wholesale Club serves.

“BJ’s Charitable Foundation is committed to giving back to area nonprofits that provide vital services within each community,” said Lea Grippi, community relations specialist for BJ’s Membership Club. “The grant support for Community Connections, Hope Haven Children's Clinic and Family Center, and Jewish Family & Community Services will help create a positive, long-lasting impact for local residents, children and families.”

BJ’s Charitable Foundation donated a total of $591,600 to 80 nonprofits throughout its footprint, and below are the local recipients:

Community Connections (Jacksonville) – $10,000 to purchase food staples and afterschool/daycare snacks for the Food Pantry for Family Emergency Relief Program serving homeless and low-income youth ages 6 weeks to 15 years in North Florida.

Hope Haven Association: Hope Haven Children's Clinic and Family Center (Jacksonville) – $5,000 to support Hope Academy-Project Search, which provides career development and job readiness for young adults, ages18-29, with cognitive disabilities.  Funding would support non-administrative staff salaries, books and instructional materials, and more.

Jewish Family & Community Services, Inc. (Jacksonville) – $5,000 to pay for non-administrative, program-related salaries and rent as well as to purchase food for the Emergency Food Pantry. The food pantry provides groceries to families experiencing hunger. Visitors receive a three-day supply of nutritionally balanced non-perishable food. Families may receive food three times per calendar year.

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