The Rite Aid Foundation Donates to Local BBBS

On Giving Tuesday, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties (BBBS) received a $10,000 grant from The Rite Aid Foundation as part of their KidCents Round-Up Program. The grant will help BBBS fulfill their mission to help children realize their potential and build their futures.

The Rite Aid Foundation, the philanthropic organization of a leading healthcare company and trusted neighborhood pharmacy, drives leadership and progress that impacts the health and wellness of everyone in our communities. Working with a network of nearly 500 nonprofit organizations, the Foundation has a special focus on underserved and disadvantaged populations and locations, advancing racial equity and serving as a catalyst for positive change.

“The grant we received on Giving Tuesday by The Rite Aid Foundation will go a long way in helping our mentoring programs as we close out 2020 and begin the new year,” said Donna Bennett, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties. “Our relationship and the generosity of The Rite Aid Foundation is something we cherish and can not thank them enough for. Thank you for being ‘Defenders of Potential.’ ”

The KidCents Program is a way for Rite Aid wellness+ rewards members to give back to their own community when they shop. More than 3 million generous Rite Aid customers participate in the KidCents program, rounding up their purchases when shopping in-store or online. The Rite Aid Foundation reinvests the customer contributions into local charities and missions to drive community change.

“KidCents charities address the toughest challenges in our neighborhoods and provide life-changing and life-saving programs to keep children and families healthy, nourished, and safe,” said Matthew DeCamara, executive director of The Rite Aid Foundation. “COVID-19 has presented unprecedented challenges for these organizations. We have marveled at the dedicated community leaders, staff, and volunteers who have tirelessly worked and advocated for children’s health. We’re thankful for their incredible efforts, as well as for the valued generosity of Rite Aid customers.”

To learn more about the role mentoring plays in our community, volunteer opportunities, or additional ways to support Big Brothers Big Sisters Cumberland & Salem, visit southjerseybigs.org.

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