Donation Made in Honor of Customers Protecting Themselves from the Flu
CAMP HILL, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In recognition of customers who protect themselves, their families and
their communities by getting flu shots this season, The Rite Aid
Foundation announced today 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.
Rite Aid Corporation
Ashley Flower, 717-975-5718