Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Canton B.L.O.C.K. program receives $6,500 grant from BJs

 The B.L.O.C.K. Youth and Teen Center recently received a $6,500 donation from BJ’s Wholesale Club, a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs, in conjunction with their Canton Township gas location, which opened in 2023. The funds were provided by BJ’s Charitable Foundation and will be used to cover annual gas costs for B.L.O.C.K. vehicles.shanks to the generosity of BJ’s Wholesale Club, B.L.O.C.K staff will be able to keep our tanks filled for a full year and provide even more opportunities for our members to participate in a wide variety of field trips and activities, as well as transportation to and from home without the worry of high fuel costs, and for that, we couldn’t be more grateful,” said Chelsea Straub, Canton youth recreation specialist. “This contribution has the potential to have a major impact on numerous BLOCK participants, and on behalf of all our staff, I want to thank BJ’s Wholesale Club for its generous support.”   Established in 2004 by BJ’s Wholesale Club, the BJ’s Charitable Foundation helps meet essential needs for families in the communities where BJ’s members and team members live and work, according to a company spokesman. Through local and national non-profit partnerships, the foundation focuses giving efforts on three main pillars: hunger relief, education, and health and wellness. The company currently operates 244 clubs and 175 BJ’s Gas® stations in 20 states and has more than seven million members.“We are driven by a shared purpose of taking care of the families who depend on us in the communities where we live and work,” said Kirk Saville, head of corporate communications, at BJ’s Wholesale Club. “With this donation, we are proud to help youth and teens in the Canton community access B.L.O.C.K’s recreational and educational opportunities.”The B.L.O.C.K. Youth and Teen Center, located on the third floor of the Canton Administration Building at 1150 S. Canton Center Road in Canton, provides a fun, teen-friendly environment where students from ages 11-17 can participate in supervised afterschool programs, social events, and activities. For more information about The B.L.O.C.K. Youth and Teen 
Center, visit or call (734)398-5570.