The Rite Aid Foundation has selected Children’s Home of Stockton (CHS) to participate in its 2020 KidCents Program, which annually supports a select group of nonprofit, kid-focused organizations committed to improving the health and wellbeing of children living in the communities Rite Aid serves.
In addition to being selected as a KidCents charity, Children’s Home of Stockton will receive a $5,000 grant, which will be used to further its critical programs and services.
“This is our first year partnering with the Rite Aid Foundation and we are thrilled to be selected as one of the charities who will be fortunate enough to participate in this program. The community’s contributions play a huge role in how we impact the youth in our care and any amount we receive helps us further our mission,” said CHS Development Director, Laura Pedraza.
The Rite Aid Foundation welcomed a total of 481 nonprofits to its 2020 KidCents class – its largest class ever.
The number of KidCents charities has more than doubled since the program’s inception in 2014, when 204 nonprofits comprised the inaugural class. Over seven years, The Rite Aid Foundation has contributed a total of more than $34 million to KidCents charities across the country, thanks to members of Rite Aid’s loyalty program, wellness+ rewards, rounding up their in-store or online purchases to donate to KidCents.
“More than three million Rite Aid customers actively choose to make meaningful contributions to help children in their communities through KidCents. The program’s growth is a testament to their generosity and commitment to building safer, stronger and more supportive communities for youth across the country,” said Jessica Kazmaier, president of The Rite Aid Foundation and Rite Aid chief human resources officer. “The 2020 KidCents class has the opportunity to prove that change adds up exponentially, and we look forward to helping them achieve their goal of giving kids better lives and brighter futures.”
For a full list of KidCents charities and to learn more about how Rite Aid’s wellness+ rewards members can support charities in their own communities, visit www.kidcents.com.