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BJ’s Charitable Foundation announces grant to support Youth Villages Massachusetts’ Holiday Heroes efforts

March 20, 2013

Youth Villages is grateful to BJ’s Charitable Foundation, the charitable arm of BJ’s Wholesale Club, for their generous $5,000 grant to support Youth Villages Massachusetts’ Holiday Heroes program.


Holiday Heroes depends on the contributions of individuals and foundations like BJ’s to help fill the wish lists of hundreds of Massachusetts children receiving help through Youth Villages for emotional and behavioral issues, and help meet the basic needs of their families during the holiday season. The grant to Youth Villages was announced this week as one of a group of grants by BJ’s Charitable Foundation totaling $351,500 made to 56 Massachusetts nonprofits that focus on hunger prevention, education, self sufficiency, and healthcare.

“The goal of BJ’s Charitable Foundation is to create a positive, long-lasting impact on the communities in which BJ’s serves” said Jessica Newman, executive director of BJ’s Charitable Foundation. “Giving back is in the DNA of BJ’s Wholesale Club, and the donations from the BJ’s Charitable Foundation will impact tens of thousands of individuals and families, resulting in a better community for us all.”

BJ’s Charitable Foundation was established with the mission to enrich every community BJ’s Wholesale Clubs serve. The foundation supports nonprofit organizations that primarily benefit the underprivileged in the area of basic needs (hunger prevention, self-sufficiency, education and health). For more information about BJ’s Charitable Foundation, please visit

Youth Villages Massachusetts produces lasting results for hundreds of emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families as well as former foster youth each year through its Evidentiary Family Restoration™ approach, involving intensive work with the child and family, as well as a focus on measuring outcomes, keeping children in the community whenever safely possible and providing accountability to families and funders. EFR consistently produces success rates twice that of traditional services at one-third the cost of traditional care.

In Massachusetts, Youth Villages has offices in Woburn, Worcester, Plymouth, Lawrence and West Springfield, along with a residential campus for girls in Arlington.

Named one of the Top 50 Nonprofits to Work For by Nonprofit Times and Best Companies Group in 2010 and 2011, Youth Villages has been recognized by Harvard Business School and U.S. News & World Report, and was identified by The White House as one of the nation’s most promising results-oriented nonprofit organizations. For more information about Youth Villages, visit

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