Rite-Aid awards $10,000 KidsCents grant to Nashua Children’s Home

NASHUA – The Rite Aid Foundation presented a $10,000 KidsCents grant to the Nashua Children’s Home on Monday, Sept. 15, at the Rite Aid pharmacy at 331 Main St.

The Nashua Children’s Home is a nonprofit organization that provides care and stability to boys and girls who are unable to remain with their families, special education services for students who haven’t been successful in public school settings and supportive housing for youth transitioning to adulthood.

The grant is in celebration of the Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program, an in-store program that supports nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children.

The foundation announced it is encouraging members of the company’s wellness program to designate their rounded-up change to one of the 205 approved KidCents charities on www.kidscents.com. Each of the 205 inaugural KidCents charities, which were selected by Rite Aid associates across the country, will receive a $10,000 KidCents grant, totaling more than $2 million in donations from the Rite Aid Foundation.

To participate in the program, Rite Aid customers can sign into their wellness account at www.kidcents.com and review the profiles of approved charities. 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, his or her purchase will be rounded up to the nearest dollar and the change will be designated to the selected charity.

Since its inception in 2001, the Rite Aid Foundation has awarded more than $17 million to nonprofit organizations, and Rite Aid has partnered with its customers to raise and donate $65 million to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the county.

For more information, visit www.riteaid.com.