'Spread Hope, Not the Flu' campaign raises $1.8 million for Rite Aid's KidCents
CAMP HILL, Pa. - The Rite Aid Foundation announced this week that it is donating more than $1.8 million to KidCents charities on behalf of Rite Aid customers who received a flu shot this year. 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," stated Ken Martindale, Rite Aid CEO of stores and president of Rite Aid Corporation, 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," Martindale said. "This donation ... will help our partner charities as they continue making a difference in the lives of those they serve and their communities."
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.