Camp Hill, Pa., 2017-Jan-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Rite Aid Foundation is welcoming 219 new nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the health and wellness of children into its KidCents program. Selected by Rite Aid associates and representative of the communities served by Rite Aid, each new charity will receive a $5,000 KidCents grant in recognition of their efforts and participation in the KidCents program, totaling more than $1 million.
“Thanks to the generosity of our customers, for over three years, our KidCents program has been able to provide critical funding for a variety of programs ranging from equine and aquatic therapy services to after school enrichment to counseling and crisis services for at risk youth,” said President of The Rite Aid Foundation Ken Martindale, who also serves as Rite Aid CEO of stores and president of Rite Aid Corporation. “There’s no question these organizations are making a real difference in the lives of children, and The Rite Aid Foundation looks forward to working with our new class of KidCents charities to do even more in the coming year to help kids in the communities we serve have a chance at a brighter future.”
The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program, which now includes more than 430 charities, has offered nonprofits located in communities served by Rite Aid a unique way to fund raise in support of those they serve. Through KidCents, members of Rite Aid’s wellness+with Plenti program can round up their in-store or online purchases to the nearest dollar and donate their change to the general KidCents fund. They can also designate where their change goes by choosing a specific KidCents charity to support.
To participate, Rite Aid customers can sign into their wellness+with Plentiaccount at www.kidcents.com and review the profiles of approved KidCents charities they can choose to support. Each charity profile features information about the organization and the services it provides as well as stories of those helped by the organization. Once a charity is selected, the next time the customer shops at Rite Aid, their purchase will be rounded up to the nearest dollar and their change will be designated to their selected charity.
Since its inception in 2001, The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded more than $27 million to non-profit organizations. Additionally, Rite Aid, through the efforts of its customers, supplier partners and associates, has also raised more than $75 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country since 1994.
Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2016 annual revenues of $30.7 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.
The 219 charities joining The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program include:
Alabama CASA Network
Baldwin County Child Advocacy Center
Common Ground Montgomery
A Place Called Home
Ability First Sports
Agape Villages Foster Family Agency
Along Comes Hope
Blind Children’s Center
Boys & Girls Club of Fontana
Boys & Girls Club of Ventura County
Boys & Girls Club of Whittier
Boys & Girls Clubs of Fresno County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra
CASA of San Bernardino County
Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families
Children’s Home Society of California
Children’s Lifesaving Foundation
Coachella Valley Autism Society
Coastal Performing Arts Foundation
Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County
Culinary Arts Kids Eat
Family Support Network
Junior Achievement of Sacramento
Kern Partnership for Children and Families
Long Beach BLAST – Better Learning After School Today
Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center
Para Los Niño’s
Richstone Family Center
River Oak Center for Children
The Raise Foundation
Tulare Youth Service Bureau, Inc.
Valley Achievement Center
Variety Children’s Charity of the Desert
Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services
Voices for Children
Watts Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver
Tennyson Center for Children
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury
Waterbury Youth Service System, Inc.
Camp Sunshine Inc.
Extra Special People
Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
Gwinnett Sexual Assault Center
Lindsey’s Place Camp
Never Too Late
Special Olympics Georgia
Kidds Society Inc.
CASA of Bracken, Fleming & Mason Counties
Children’s Advocacy Center of the Green River District
New Pathways For Children
Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky
Silverleaf Sexual Trauma Recovery Services
Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana
Brave Heart Children in Need
Girls on the Run New Orleans
Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Youth Enrichment Program
Families and Children Together
My Place Teen Center
Center for Children, Inc.
Girls Inc. of Washington County
Hearing and Speech Agency
Inner County Outreach
The Children’s Cancer Foundation, Inc.
America SCORES Boston
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell, Inc.
Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest
Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County
James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn
Boys & Girls Club of Troy
Boys & Girls Clubs of Great Lakes Bay Region
CASA-The Voice for Clinton County’s Children
Child Advocacy Center of Lapeer County
Child Safe Michigan
Gratiot County Child Advocacy Association
Kalamazoo County Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Council
Never Down For The Count Youth Services
Offering Alternative Therapy With Smiles
Weiss Child Advocacy Center
Palmer Home for Children
Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley
Carriage Barn Equestrian Center Therapeutic Riding Program Inc.
Friends Program Inc.
The Chase Home for Children
American Children’s Society Inc.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County
CASA for Children of Essex County Inc.
Emmanuel Cancer Foundation
Somerset Home for Temporarily Displaced Children
Tomorrow’s Children’s Fund
Woodbury Child Development Center
A Free Bird
Adaptive Sports Foundation
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region
Boys & Girls Club of Eden
Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo, Inc.
Camp Good Days & Special Times
Charity for Children
Crossroads Center for Children
CURE Childhood Cancer Association
Daystar For Medically Fragile Children
EPIC – Every Person Influences Children
Fresh Youth Initiatives
Girls Incorporated of the Greater Capital Region
Little Flower Children & Family Services of New York
Motivational Recovery Environments
Quest Youth Organization, Inc.
S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth, Inc.
South Bronx United
The Children’s Village
The House of the Good Shepherd
The New York Center for Children
Things of My Very Own Inc.
Tioga County Boys and Girls Club
Tomorrow’s Leaders NYC
Bit of Hope Ranch
Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth & Families
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region
Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County
Coastal Therapeutic Riding Program
Council for Children’s Rights
Exchange Club Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse of NC
Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas
Achievement Center for Children
Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio
Children’s Rights Collaborative of Northwest Ohio
Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo
Kids In Need Foundation
Making Kids Count
Orville Area Boys & Girls Club
Boys & Girls Clubs of Emerald Valley
Chelsea Hicks Foundation
Integral Youth Services
Oregon Children’s Foundation – SMART
Be Proud Foundation
Boys & Girls Club of Potter County
Child Development, Inc.
Cradles to Crayons
George Junior Republic
Luzerne County Child Advocacy Center
Minding Your Mind
Reflections of Grace Foundation
Seton Hill Child Services, Inc.
Special People in Northeast Inc.
The Goofy Gators
The Vista School
Turning Points for Children
Westmoreland Children First
Youth Service, Inc.
Camp Surefire Foundation
Special Olympics Rhode Island
Carolina Children’s Charity
Collins Children’s Home
WINGS for Kids
Boys & Girls Club of Elizabethton/Carter County
Child Advocacy Center of the Ninth Judicial District of TN
Haley’s Heart Foundation
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake
The Family Support Center
Windham County Safe Place Child Advocacy Center
Boys & Girls Clubs of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County
Children’s Health Investment Program
CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation
Comfort Zone Camp
Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates
Families of Autistic Children in Tidewater
One Child Center for Autism
Prevent Child Abuse Virginia
Virginia Beach Court Appointed Special Advocates
Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County
Boys and Girls Clubs of Skagit County
Children’s Developmental Center
Children’s Home Society of Washington
Hand in Hand
Northeast Youth Center
Special Olympics Washington
Youth Advocacy Center of Lewis County
John W. Hereford Boys & Girls Club of Huntington
West Virginia Child Advocacy Network
Source: Rite Aid