182 KidCents Charities to be Honored by Rite Aid Associates
CAMP HILL, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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
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
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
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.
The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents charities that participated in the
Big Hearts Give Challenge include:
Hand in Paw Inc.
Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center
Children’s Learning Center
Boys & Girls Club of Cypress
& Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley
Boys & Girls Clubs of the North
Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa County
Children’s Crisis Center of Stanislaus County
Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento
Coastal Kids Home
Coastal Performing Arts Foundation
Healthier Kids Foundation
Home Start Inc.
Blind of America
Learning Enrichment After-School Program, Inc.
Project Hope Alliance
Special Olympics San Diego County
and Language Development Center
The Carolyn E. Wylie Center for
Children, Youth and Families
Youth Violence Prevention Council
Children’s Outreach Project
Covenant to Care for Children
Family & Children’s Aid
‘r Kids, Inc.
A Child’s Voice Child Advocacy Center, Inc.
A Friend’s House, Inc.
Child and Friends, Inc.
Children’s Advocacy Center of Lowndes
Chris Kids, Inc.
Ferst Foundation for Childhood
SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center
and Hearing Center
Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky
Harlan County Boys & Girls Club Inc.
of the Innocents
The Center for Courageous Kids
Hope Extreme, Inc.
The Emerge Center
Mahoosuc Kids Association
Spruce Run Womancare Alliance
Baltimore Child Abuse Center
Believe in Tomorrow Children’s
Charles County Children’s Aid Society
KEEN Greater DC
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Maryland Salem Children’s Trust Inc.
Berkshire County Kids’ Place and Violence Prevention Center Inc.
& Girls Club of Greater Haverhill
Children’s Cove: The Cape &
Islands Child Advocacy Center
DIAL/SELF Youth & Community Services
of Peace & Education
House of Possibilities
Youth with Disabilities, Inc.
The Home for Little Wanderers
CARE House of Oakland County
Child Abuse Council of Muskegon County
and Family Services of Northwestern Michigan, Inc.
Ennis Center for Children
Inner City Youth
Macomb County Rotating Emergency Shelter Team
Washtenaw Area Council for Children
Mississippi Children’s Home Services
Nashua Children’s Home
TLC Family Resource Center
Celtic Charms, Inc.
Community Treatment Solutions
Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss
Oasis – A Haven
for Women and Children
Ocean of Love, Inc.
The Alcove Center for Grieving Children and Families,
The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey
America SCORES New York
Astor Services for Children & Families
Family Services, Inc.
Boys & Girls Club of Eden
Girls Clubs of Schenectady
Brooklyn Autism Center
Covenant House New York
Hunts Point Alliance for Children
Madison Square Boys & Girls Club
Child Advocacy Center
Partnership for After School Education
Rochester Childfirst Network
Safe Inc., of Schenectady
Mary’s Healthcare System for Children
Summit Educational Resources
Silver Knight Foundation
The Children’s Aid Society
A Child’s Place
Child Advocacy Center, Inc.
Prevent Blindness North Carolina
Child Abuse Rowan
The Little Willie Center
Access for Teens
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve
Cleveland Sight Center
Providence Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Folds of Honor
Children’s Cancer Association
Attic Youth Center
Boys and Girls Club of
Chambersburg and Shippensburg
Camelot for Children, Inc.
to Family Connections
Children’s Service Center of Wyoming Valley
Dreams Go On Inc.
Services of Western Pennsylvania
Family Support of Central PA
Harrisburg Police Athletic League
HMS School for
Children with Cerebral Palsy
Homeless Children’s Education Fund
Leg Up Farm
Nativity School of
Sarah Heinz House
So Love Autistic Center
Center for Grieving Children
Wyoming Valley Children’s Association
Children’s Friend and Service
The Matty Fund
The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center
Junior Achievement of the Ocoee Region
Foundation for Children and Youth with Diabetes
Boys & Girls Club of Burlington
Boys & Girls Club of Northern Shenandoah Valley Inc.
Thumbs Up Foundation
Edmarc Hospice for Children
Therapeutic Riding Program
Matthew’s Haven, Inc.
Olympics Virginia, Inc.
Stop Child Abuse Now of Northern VA
A Gift for Special Children
American Childhood Cancer Organization
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
Childhood Language Center
Children’s Therapy Clinic, Inc.
Disability Action Center Inc.
Ashley Flower, 717-975-5718