BJ’s Foundation gives grant to Griffin Hospital for car seat, bicycle safety

Griffin Hospital in Derby has received a $7,500 grant from the BJ’s Charitable Foundation.

The hospital’s Community Outreach and Parish Nursing Program will use the grant to purchase infant car seats, booster car seats and bicycle helmets for its Safe Kids car seat/bicycle helmet initiative.

“Many families in the Valley are facing economic challenges that can make it hard to afford the proper safety car seats and bicycle helmets for their children,” said Daun Barrett, RN, director of Griffin Hospital’s Community Outreach and Valley Parish Nurse Program.

“This donation ensures that we will be able to continue hosting car seat safety clinics and bicycle safety classes where we will perform car seat safety checks, distribute and install new car seats, and properly fit children for helmets as needed,” Barrett said.

About the foundation

The BJ’s Charitable Foundation supports hunger prevention, self sufficiency, healthcare and education in the communities surrounding the company’s membership stores.

The foundation donated $748,550 to 114 nonprofit organizations during its most recent grant cycle. Learn more at