Saturday, January 15, 2011

Grant Declination: Costco Warehouse (BDPA Chicago)

BDPA Chicago chapter officer Audra Anderson hand-delivered a letter of inquiry to the manager at the Lincoln Park (IL) Costco Warehouse in June 2010. Costco Wholesale's giving guidelines allow their warehouses and regional offices to support programs focusing on children, education and health and human services. Costco Wholesale is committed to supporting charitable and community activities in the markets where we do business. The chapter sought to receive $2,049 in-kind donation from Costco in support of student programs.

We recently learned that our request was denied by the Costco management team.

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) will continue to seek out funding for our BDPA Chicago chapter. For example, we hope that you will consider helping BDPA Chicago raise scholarship funds if you believe in what we're doing to uplift our young people.

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