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2 local schools recipients of charitable donations

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Updated: 9/28/2013 9:43 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- BJ's Wholesale Club announced this week that San Mateo and Greenland Pines elementary schools are twoof the nearly 2,500 schools that the company is adopting and is helping out financially this school year.

The Wholesale Club is giving a year's membership as well as $500 for field trips, special events, new equipment and curriculum materials to both Duval County Schools.

"Supporting educational programs is an important focus area for BJ's Wholesale Club's charitable giving," said Jessica Newman, assistant vice president of community affairs at BJ's Wholesale Club. "Our hope is that the schools use this business-to-school partnership to help provide students with opportunities they may not otherwise have."

This is the 18th year the company has been adopting schools.

No other local schools were listed as recipients.
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