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Children’s Aid and Family Services Receives $5,000 Grant from BJ’s Charitable Foundation to Benefit its Baby Basics Program

Paramus, NJ (December 1, 2015) – Children’s Aid and Family Services received a $5,000 grant from BJ’s Charitable Foundation to purchase nutritional formula for babies and toddlers of low-income families served by its Baby Basics program. The program provides 17,000 diapers a month to needy families.

“We’re grateful for the generous contributions from BJ’s,” says Jerry Binney, president & CEO of Children’s Aid and Family Services. “These grants make an enormous difference in our ability to help children and families in our community.”

“The BJ’s Charitable Foundation is dedicated to supporting nonprofits like Children’s Aid and Family Services that focus on providing nutritious options for disadvantaged families,” said Frank Griscavage, general manager of the BJ’s Wholesale Club in Paramus. “We applaud Children Aid’s and Family Services for offering high-quality and innovative services that meet the social, educational and emotional needs of area residents.”

As part of its quarterly grant cycle, BJ’s Charitable Foundation distributed donations totaling nearly $250,000 among 70 nonprofits, including Children’s Aid and Family Services, to help improve the lives of more than two million people in need across its 15-state footprint.

About the Baby Basics Program

Children’s Aid and Family Services’ Baby Basics Program serves low-income families with children ages newborn through two years by providing free nutritional formula and diapers. A range of other services is available to families including counseling, parent education, a safety-net support system and a wide referral base.                                                           

About Children’s Aid and Family Services

Children’s Aid and Family Services is a leading nonprofit human services organization serving northern New Jersey. The agency is fully accredited and has served the community for more than 115 years. Its mission is to preserve, protect, and when needed, provide families. Motivated by compassion and in partnership with the community, we make positive lasting differences in the lives of those we serve. We provide high quality, innovative services to children and their families that advance social, educational and emotional development and wellbeing. For more information on Children’s Aid and Family Services, call 201.261.2800 or visit www.cafsnj.org.

About BJ’s Charitable Foundation

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 areas of hunger prevention and education. For more information about BJ’s Charitable Foundation, please visit, www.bjs.com/charity.