The Rite Aid Foundation Gifts More Than $2 Million to KidCents Charities Through Full of Thanks Holiday Program
CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 3, 2019--
This GivingTuesday, The Rite Aid Foundation is spreading gratitude across the nation by awarding nearly $2.1 million to partner charities through its Full of Thanks Holiday Program.
The Rite Aid Foundation created this special holiday program, which provides $5,000 grants, to help more than 400 KidCents charities across the country advance their efforts to improve the health, safety and wellbeing of children in their communities. Since 2017, The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded a total of $6.5 million through its holiday campaign.
The impact of the gifts stretches from a dynamic therapeutic riding center in Central Pennsylvania to an Oregon nonprofit that uses the power of joy to uplift children fighting cancer and serious illnesses.
“Our KidCents partner charities embody Rite Aid’s commitment to be a caring neighbor in the communities we serve. There is no better time than GivingTuesday to show our appreciation to these organizations for all they do throughout the year,” said Jessica Kazmaier, president of The Rite Aid Foundation Board of Directors and chief human resources officer for Rite Aid. “This is our way to show we are full of thanks for our partners and the important work they do to provide kids with better lives, brighter futures and increased opportunities.”
The KidCents program annually supports a select group of more than 400 nonprofit, kid-focused organizations committed to improving the health and wellbeing of children living in the communities Rite Aid serves. KidCents charities can use their Full of Thanks program grant to continue addressing critical children’s health and wellbeing issues. Charities receiving grants include:
“We are grateful for The Rite Aid Foundation’s support on GivingTuesday and throughout the year,” said Regina Ellis, founder and chief joy officer of the Children’s Cancer Association. “Improving the lives of children, especially those battling a serious illness, requires commitment, relentless dedication and partnership. We are proud to have a powerful and committed ally like The Rite Aid Foundation to help us continue our important work.”
About The Rite Aid Foundation
Since its inception in 2001, The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded more than $66 million to nonprofit organizations. Additionally, Rite Aid, through the efforts of its customers, supplier partners and associates, has also raised more than $92 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country since 1994.
About the KidCents Program
Through the KidCents program, which is The Rite Aid Foundation’s charitable giving program dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of children living in the communities Rite Aid services, members of Rite Aid’s loyalty program, wellness+ rewards, can round up their in-store or online purchases to the nearest dollar and donate their change to KidCents. Members can also choose to direct their change to a specific KidCents charity by visiting www.kidcents.com. For more information, visit www.kidcents.com.
About Rite Aid Corporation
Rite Aid Corporation, which generated fiscal 2019 annual revenue of $21.6 billion, is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with 2,464 stores in 18 states and pharmacy benefit management (PBM) capabilities through EnvisionRxOptions and its affiliates. At Rite Aid, we have a personal interest in our customers’ health and wellness and deliver the products and services they need to lead healthier lives. 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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