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Rite Aid Foundation Welcomes New Year with New Class of KidCents Charities


219 Charities Will Each Receive a $5,000 KidCents Grant, Totaling More than $1 Million

Camp Hill, Pa. (Jan. 12, 2017) - 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 fundraise 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 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. 

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

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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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