Cardinal Cushing Centers recently received a $10,000 grant from the BJ’s Charitable Foundation. This grant was used to purchase a SMART Table and accompanying technology for South Shore Industries, Cushing’s employment training program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
“We are so appreciative of the support we received from BJ’s Charitable Foundation,” said Jansi Chandler, vice president of development for Cardinal Cushing Centers. “Technology is a game changer for us. The tools we purchased with funds from BJ’s Charitable Foundation have been a tremendous asset, helping us more effectively implement important job readiness trainings for the individuals with disabilities that we support.”
Established with the mission to enrich every community BJ’s Wholesale Clubs serve, BJ’s Charitable Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that primarily benefit the underprivileged in the areas of hunger prevention and education.
“BJ’s Charitable Foundation is dedicated to supporting nonprofits like Cardinal Cushing Centers that focus on enhancing employment opportunities for people with disabilities in our local communities,” said Jessica Newman, executive director of BJ’s Charitable Foundation. “Thanks to their efforts, more people will receive the support they need to reach their full potential.”
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.
Cardinal Cushing Centers, Inc. is in the business of changing lives. A non-profit organization founded in MA, 1947, Cushing Centers began as a day and residential school for students with intellectual disabilities. With additional locations in Braintree, Cushing now supports over 600 individuals of all ages, with the goal of helping each student and adult to become included and independent members of society. Programs include, among others, affordable housing, community programs, education, employment training, recreational, therapeutic, and residential services. For more information call (781)826-6371 or go to www.cushingcenters.org.