Rite Aid Foundation supports American Red Cross’ Wildfire Relief Efforts in Southern California with $100,000 donation

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2017-Dec-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Rite Aid Foundation announced today a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross to help the victims, families and communities in Southern California affected by the devastating wildfires.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by the wildfires, which are being counted among the worst in California’s history,” said Kermit Crawford, Rite Aid president and chief operating officer and president of The Rite Aid Foundation. “The Rite Aid Foundation is proud to partner with the American Red Cross to help the people and communities in Southern California in their time of need and it’s our hope this donation will aid them as they start to rebuild and recover.”

“As the Red Cross helps those affected by disasters like the California wildfires, we are extremely grateful for The Rite Aid Foundation’s support, which allows us to shelter, feed and provide comfort to people who have been impacted by a disaster,” said Don Herring, chief development officer at the American Red Cross.

Since its inception in 2001, The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded more than $34 million to non-profit organizations. Additionally, Rite Aid, through the efforts of its customers, supplier partners and associates, has also raised more than $81 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 fiscal 2017 annual revenues of $32.8 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.

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Rite Aid Foundation welcomes 219 new nonprofit organizations into its KidCents program

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
 
Alabama CASA Network
Baldwin County Child Advocacy Center
Common Ground Montgomery
Glenwood Inc.
SAYNO

California

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
Operation SafeHouse
Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center
Para Los Niño’s
Promises2Kids Foundation
Richstone Family Center
River Oak Center for Children
Samaritan House
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

Colorado

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver
Tennyson Center for Children

Connecticut

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury
Waterbury Youth Service System, Inc.

Georgia

Camp Sunshine Inc.
ConnectAbility
Extra Special People
Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
Gwinnett Sexual Assault Center
Lindsey’s Place Camp
Never Too Late
Our House
Special Olympics Georgia

Indiana

Kidds Society Inc.

Kentucky

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

Louisiana

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

Maine

Families and Children Together
My Place Teen Center

Maryland

Center for Children, Inc.
Girls Inc. of Washington County
Hearing and Speech Agency
Inner County Outreach
The Children’s Cancer Foundation, Inc.

Massachusetts

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

Michigan

Beyond Basics
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
En Gedi
Gratiot County Child Advocacy Association
Kalamazoo County Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Council
Never Down For The Count Youth Services
Offering Alternative Therapy With Smiles
Vista Maria
Weiss Child Advocacy Center

Mississippi

Palmer Home for Children

New Hampshire

Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley
Carriage Barn Equestrian Center Therapeutic Riding Program Inc.
Friends Program Inc.
The Chase Home for Children

New Jersey

American Children’s Society Inc.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County
CASA for Children of Essex County Inc.
Emmanuel Cancer Foundation
Harbor House
Pinwheel Place
Somerset Home for Temporarily Displaced Children
Tomorrow’s Children’s Fund
Woodbury Child Development Center

New York

A Free Bird
ACDS
Adaptive Sports Foundation
AutismUp
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
Gateway Longview
Girls Incorporated of the Greater Capital Region
Little Flower Children & Family Services of New York
Motivational Recovery Environments
QSAC, Inc.
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
Uniqkid, Inc.

North Carolina

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
SafeChild

Ohio

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

Oregon

Boys & Girls Clubs of Emerald Valley
Chelsea Hicks Foundation
Family Solutions
Integral Youth Services
Oregon Children’s Foundation – SMART

Pennsylvania

Be Proud Foundation
Boys & Girls Club of Potter County
Caitlin’s Smiles
Camp Dreamcatcher
Child Development, Inc.
Cradles to Crayons
Elwyn
George Junior Republic
Gwen’s Girls
Holding Hope
Joshua Group
Luzerne County Child Advocacy Center
Marley’s Mission
Minding Your Mind
Peter’s Place
Reflections of Grace Foundation
Seton Hill Child Services, Inc.
Special People in Northeast Inc.
The Goofy Gators
The Vista School
The Woodlands
Turning Points for Children
Westmoreland Children First
Youth Service, Inc.

Rhode Island

Camp Surefire Foundation
Special Olympics Rhode Island

South Carolina

Carolina Children’s Charity
Children’s Chance
Collins Children’s Home
WINGS for Kids

Tennessee

Boys & Girls Club of Elizabethton/Carter County
Child Advocacy Center of the Ninth Judicial District of TN
F.I.N.D. Design
Haley’s Heart Foundation
STARS

Utah

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake
The Family Support Center

Vermont

Windham County Safe Place Child Advocacy Center

Virginia

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

Washington

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
HopeSparks
Northeast Youth Center
Special Olympics Washington
Treehouse
Youth Advocacy Center of Lewis County
YouthCare

West Virginia

John W. Hereford Boys & Girls Club of Huntington
West Virginia Child Advocacy Network

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717-975-5718

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Rite Aid Foundation donates $1.8 million to KidCents charities on behalf of customers who’ve received flu shot this season

Camp Hill, Pa., 2016-Oct-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — In recognition of customers who protect themselves, their families and their communities by getting flu shots this season, The Rite Aid Foundation announced today (Oct. 26, 2016)  that it is donating more than $1.8 million to KidCents charities that spread hope. Each of the more than 360 KidCents charities, located in communities served by Rite Aid, will receive a $5,000 grant to support programs that improve the health and well-being of children in their communities.

“Hope can be more contagious than the flu and that’s especially true in the case of our more than 360 KidCents charities,” said Rite Aid CEO of Stores and President of Rite Aid Corporation Ken Martindale, who also serves as president of The Rite Aid Foundation. “Making sure kids have a chance for better lives and brighter futures supports the mission of The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program. This donation, made on behalf of all Rite Aid customers who’ve received a flu shot this season, will help our partner charities as they continue making a difference in the lives of those they serve and their communities.”

KidCents was developed by The Rite Aid Foundation to provide Rite Aid customers with an opportunity to do even more to help the kids in the communities Rite Aid serves. Through KidCents, members of Rite Aid’s free loyalty program, wellness+ with Plenti, can round up their in-store or online purchases to the nearest dollar and give their change to one of more than 360 nonprofit organizations focused on improving the health and well-being of children. For more information, visit www.kidcents.org.

Flu shots are now available at Rite Aid pharmacies nationwide. Customers can visit any of Rite Aid’s nearly 4,600 convenient pharmacy locations to receive a flu shot from a certified immunizing Rite Aid pharmacist, subject to state regulations. Flu shots are covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare Part B and are available during pharmacy hours; no appointment is necessary. To locate the nearest Rite Aid pharmacy, visit www.riteaid.com or call 1-800-RITE-AID.

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.

Media Contact:
Ashley Flower
717-975-5718

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The Rite Aid Foundation announces $50,000 donation to American Red Cross Louisiana Capital Area to help flood victims

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2016-Aug-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Rite Aid Foundation announced today a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross Louisiana Capital Area to help the victims, families and communities across the greater Baton Rouge area that were affected by the historic rainfall and flooding over the weekend.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this weekend’s devastating rainfall and the flooding that followed,” said Ken Martindale, Rite Aid CEO of stores, president of Rite Aid Corporation and president of The Rite Aid Foundation. “As cleanup begins and rebuilding gets underway, we hope that our donation to the American Red Cross helps make it just a little easier for those who have been impacted the most.”

Rite Aid operates 61 stores in Louisiana, including 11 in the greater Baton Rouge area. The Company employs nearly 1,000 associates across the state.

Since its inception in 2001, The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded nearly $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.

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717-975-5718

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Rite Aid Foundation to help victims affected by West Virginia flooding with $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2016-Jun-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Rite Aid Foundation announced today a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross West Virginia Region to help the victims, families and communities affected by this week’s historic flooding.

“One of Rite Aid’s core values is to be a caring neighbor in the communities we serve and that’s especially true in times of need,” said Ken Martindale, Rite Aid CEO of stores, president of Rite Aid Corporation and president of The Rite Aid Foundation. “The need in West Virginia, where Rite Aid has had a presence for many years, is great and we are proud to partner with the American Red Cross as they work tirelessly to provide relief and support to so many in their hour of need.”

Rite Aid operates 104 stores and one distribution center in West Virginia. The Company employs nearly 1,900 associates across the state.

Since its inception in 2001, The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded more than $25 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.

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KidCents charities to receive over $1.5 Million from Rite Aid Foundation’s Big Hearts Give Challenge

182 KidCents Charities to be Honored by Rite Aid Associates    

Camp Hill, Pa., 2016-Feb-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the spirit of the season, throughout the month of February, Rite Aid associates across the country will recognize their local KidCents charities for participating in The Rite Aid Foundation’s Big Heart Gives Challenge. The special challenge was designed by The Rite Aid Foundation to help KidCents charities raise awareness, grow their donor network and earn additional funds for their organization. In all, The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program will donate a total of $1,597,500 to 182 KidCents charities.

Rite Aid CEO of stores and President of Rite Aid Corporation, Ken Martindale, who also serves as president of The Rite Aid Foundation, will kick off the month-long celebration by presenting a $12,500 donation to Nativity School of Harrisburg, a privately run, independent, non-denominational, faith-based preparatory middle school for inner city boys in Harrisburg today at 10 a.m.

“Our Big Hearts Give Challenge was a fun way for KidCents charities to earn a donation for their organization while raising awareness about the valuable work they are doing and expanding their donor network,” said Martindale. “The Rite Aid Foundation looks forward to developing other unique opportunities through our KidCents program to help our partner charities raise much-needed funds, so that they can continue making a difference in the lives of the children they serve.”

KidCents was developed by The Rite Aid Foundation to provide Rite Aid customers an opportunity to do even more to help the kids in the communities Rite Aid serves. 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 give their change to one of more than 360 nonprofit organizations focused on improving the health and wellbeing of children.

To participate, Rite Aid customers can sign into their wellness+ with Plenti account 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.

Nonprofit organizations interested in participating in The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program can visit www.kidcents.com/apply to submit an application. To be eligible, an organization must be classified as exempt from federal tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code and meet the KidCents program guidelines. For more information, visit www.kidcents.com.

Including the Big Hearts Give Challenge, The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded nearly $25 million since 2001 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 2015 annual revenues of $26.5 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.

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The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents charities that participated in the Big Hearts Give Challenge include:

Alabama
Hand in Paw Inc.
HEAL Inc.
HEALS, Inc.
YouthServe, Inc.

California
Bags4kids Foundation
Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center
Blind Children’s Learning Center
Boys & Girls Club of Cypress
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley
Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley
Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa County
Children Today
Children’s Crisis Center of Stanislaus County
Children’s Fund
Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento
Coastal Kids Home Care
Coastal Performing Arts Foundation
Happy Trails Children’s Foundation
Healthier Kids Foundation
Home Start Inc.
Junior Blind of America
Learning Enrichment After-School Program, Inc.
Maryvale
Miracle Babies
Project Hope Alliance
Special Olympics San Diego County
Speech and Language Development Center
The Carolyn E. Wylie Center for Children, Youth and Families
Youth Violence Prevention Council

Colorado
Children’s Outreach Project
Colorado UpLift
Shiloh House

Connecticut
Covenant to Care for Children
Family & Children’s Aid
Kids in Crisis
KIDSAFE CT
‘r Kids, Inc.

Georgia
A Child’s Voice Child Advocacy Center, Inc.
A Friend’s House, Inc.
Challenged Child and Friends, Inc.
Children’s Advocacy Center of Lowndes County Inc.
Chris Kids, Inc.
Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy
SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center
Savannah Speech and Hearing Center

Kentucky
Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky
Gateway Children’s Advocacy Center
Harlan County Boys & Girls Club Inc.
Home of the Innocents
Hope’s Place
The Center for Courageous Kids

Louisiana
Hope Extreme, Inc.
The Emerge Center

Maine
Mahoosuc Kids Association
Spruce Run Womancare Alliance

Maryland
Baltimore Child Abuse Center
Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation
Charles County Children’s Aid Society
Good Shepherd Services
KEEN Greater DC
Kennedy Krieger Institute
The Maryland Salem Children’s Trust Inc.

Massachusetts
Berkshire County Kids’ Place and Violence Prevention Center Inc.
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill
Children’s Cove: The Cape & Islands Child Advocacy Center
DIAL/SELF Youth & Community Services
House of Peace & Education
House of Possibilities
Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Inc.
The Home for Little Wanderers

Michigan
CARE House of Oakland County
Child Abuse Council of Muskegon County
Child and Family Services of Northwestern Michigan, Inc.
Conductive Learning Center
Ennis Center for Children
Inner City Youth Group
Macomb County Rotating Emergency Shelter Team
The Children’s Center
Washtenaw Area Council for Children
Whaley Children’s Center

Mississippi
Mississippi Children’s Home Services

New Hampshire
Nashua Children’s Home
TLC Family Resource Center
Zebra Crossings

New Jersey
Celtic Charms, Inc.
Community Treatment Solutions
Deirdre’s House
Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss
Oasis – A Haven for Women and Children
Ocean of Love, Inc.
Someone’s Daughter
Summit Speech School
The Alcove Center for Grieving Children and Families, Inc.
The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey

New York
America SCORES New York
Astor Services for Children & Families
Birch Family Services, Inc.
Boys & Girls Club of Eden
Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady
Brooklyn Autism Center
Cameron Community Ministries
Covenant House New York
Cradle Beach
Hillside Children’s Center
Hunts Point Alliance for Children
Kids Oneida Inc.
Learning Leaders
Madison Square Boys & Girls Club
McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center
Partnership for After School Education
Pathways, Inc.
Rochester Childfirst Network
Safe Inc., of Schenectady
St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children
Summit Educational Resources
Syracuse Silver Knight Foundation
The Children’s Aid Society

North Carolina
A Child’s Place
Child Advocacy Center, Inc.
Nazareth Children’s Home
OASIS NC
Prevent Blindness North Carolina
Prevent Child Abuse Rowan
The Little Willie Center
Wilmington Health Access for Teens

Ohio
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve
Cleveland Sight Center
ICONS
Inspiring Minds
Providence Therapeutic Equestrian Center
The Littlest Heroes
Youth Challenge

Oklahoma
Folds of Honor

Oregon
Children’s Cancer Association
KIDS Center
SouthSide Youth Outreach

Pennsylvania
Aaron’s Acres
Attic Youth Center
Boys and Girls Club of Chambersburg and Shippensburg
Camelot for Children, Inc.
Child to Family Connections
Children’s Service Center of Wyoming Valley Inc.
Dragonfly Forest
Dreams Go On Inc.
Equi-librium Inc.
Family Services of Western Pennsylvania
Family Support of Central PA
Graceful Acres
Harrisburg Police Athletic League
HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy
Homeless Children’s Education Fund
Jeremiah’s Place
Joshua House
Leg Up Farm
Nativity School of Harrisburg
Sarah Heinz House
So Love Autistic Center
The Center for Grieving Children
Wyoming Valley Children’s Association

Rhode Island
Children’s Friend and Service
The Matty Fund

South Carolina
The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center

Tennessee
Junior Achievement of the Ocoee Region
Y-MOT, Inc.

Utah
Foundation for Children and Youth with Diabetes

Vermont
Boys & Girls Club of Burlington

Virginia
Boys & Girls Club of Northern Shenandoah Valley Inc.
CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation
Edmarc Hospice for Children
EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program
Matthew’s Haven, Inc.
Special Olympics Virginia, Inc.
Stop Child Abuse Now of Northern VA

Washington
A Gift for Special Children
American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
Reliable Enterprises

West Virginia
Childhood Language Center
Children’s Therapy Clinic, Inc.
Crittenton Services, Inc.
Disability Action Center Inc.
Youth Services System, Inc.

 

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Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program donates $2 million to The Fred Rogers Company to support production of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on PBS KIDS

New Funding to Support Production of Award-Winning Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on PBS KIDS

Camp Hill, Pa, 2016-Jan-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program announced today a $2 million donation to The Fred Rogers Company, a non-profit company that specializes in creating quality children’s programming for public television. The donation will be used to support production of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, the Emmy-nominated hit children’s series that airs daily on PBS KIDS.

In recognition of the donation, Rite Aid CEO of stores and President of Rite Aid Corporation Ken Martindale, who also serves as president of The Rite Aid Foundation, and The Fred Rogers Company President William Isler, will host a press conference at the Heinz History Center today at 10:30 a.m. Martindale and Isler will be joined by the star of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Daniel Tiger.

“The mission of The Fred Rogers Company perfectly aligns with The Rite Aid Foundation’s goal of supporting the health and wellbeing of children in the ‘neighborhoods’ we serve,” said Martindale. “A beloved part of households nationwide, every day, Daniel Tiger and his friends are teaching young viewers important life lessons and social skills, helping them grow and learn. The Rite Aid Foundation is proud to partner with The Fred Rogers Company and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and join them in their efforts to promote positive childhood development in the most formative years.”

“We are so grateful to The Rite Aid Foundation for its invaluable support, which will allow us to continue to positively reach and connect with millions of young children and their families throughout the U.S.,” said Isler. “Just as The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program serves communities from coast-to-coast, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is a close and trusted friend to preschoolers and their moms, dads, and caregivers in communities nationwide, and we look forward to serving many more families in the years to come with the help of this generous donation.”

As part of the partnership, a special Rite Aid Foundation underwriting spot will air before and after every episode of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, beginning next month. Underwriting credits will also be included on digital platforms, building awareness about The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program among fans of the series.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood follows the adventures of 4-year-old Daniel Tiger and uses musical strategies grounded in Fred Rogers’ landmark social-emotional curriculum. Through imagination, creativity, and music, Daniel and his friends learn the key social skills necessary for success in school and in life. The popular animated series was created by some of today’s preeminent innovators of quality children’s media. Creator Angela Santomero, from lead production partner Out of the Blue Enterprises, is co-executive producer, along with Kevin Morrison of The Fred Rogers Company and Vince Commisso of the award-winning animation studio, 9 Story Entertainment.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood has garnered a host of prestigious awards, and most recently was nominated for a 2015 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program. This recognition follows a string of additional honors, including a 2015 Parents’ Choice Gold Award and 2014 Prix Jeunesse International Selection as well as the 2013 Kidscreen Award for Best Animated Series in the Preschool Category, and 2013 Cynopsis: Kids! Imagination Award for Preschool Series.

KidCents was developed by The Rite Aid Foundation to provide Rite Aid customers an opportunity to do even more to help the kids in the communities Rite Aid serves. 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 give their change to one of more than 300 nonprofit organizations focused on improving the health and wellbeing of children.

Since its inception in 2001, The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded nearly $21 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 2015 annual revenues of $26.5 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.

The Fred Rogers Company was founded by Fred Rogers in 1971 as the non-profit producer of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for PBS. In the years that followed, it not only created hundreds of episodes of this much-loved program, but also extended Fred’s values and approach to other efforts in promoting children’s social, emotional and behavioral health and supporting parents, caregivers, teachers and other professionals in their work with children. The Fred Rogers Company continues to build on Fred’s legacy in innovative ways through a wide variety of media, and engaging new generations of children and families with his timeless wisdom. The company’s highly rated, award-winning children’s series include Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Peg + Cat and Odd Squad. For more information, visit www.fredrogers.org.

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SOURCE: Rite Aid Corp.