Rite Aid Foundation’s Big Hearts awards $10,000 to Boys & Girls Club of Cypress

In the spirit of the season, Rite Aid associates recognized the Boys & Girls Club of Cypress, the local KidCents charity, with a $10,000 donation for participating in The Rite Aid Foundation’s Big Hearts Give Challenge. The challenge was designed to help KidCents charities raise awareness, grow their donor network and earn additional funds for their organization.In all, The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program will donate a total of $1,597,500 to 182 KidCent charities. The check presentation took place on Thursday, Feb. 18 at the Rite Aid pharmacy in Cypress.“Our Big Hearts Give Challenge was a fun way for KidCents charities to earn a donation for their organization while raising awareness about the valuable work they are doing and expanding their donor network,” said Rite Aid CEO of store and President of Rite Aid Corporation, Ken Martindale, who also serves as president of The Rite Aid Foundation. “The Rite Aid Foundation looks forward to developing other unique opportunities through our KidCents program to help our partner charities raise much-needed funds, so that they can continue making a difference in the lives of the children they serve.”KidCents was developed by The Rite Aid Foundation to provide Rite Aid customers an opportunity to do even more to help the kids in the communities Rite Aid serves. Through KidCents, members of Rite Aid’s wellness plus with Plenti program can round up their in-store or online purchases to the nearest dollar and give their change to one of more than 300 nonprofit organizations focused on improving the health and wellbeing of children. For more information, visit www.kidcents.com.For over 40 years the Boys & Girls Club of Cypress has been at the forefront of youth development, working with people of all economic, ethnic, social and family circumstances, with special concern for those who are disadvantaged. The club provides children with a safe place to grow and learn, ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals, and life enhancing programs.The club focuses on academic success, healthy lifestyles, and character and citizenship. The Boys & Girls Club of Cypress offers various programs to our members, such as Power Hour with the goal of accomplishing these priority outcomes. To find out more about programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Cypress, please call 714-527-2697, stop by the club located at 10161 Moody St. in Cypress, or visit the club’s website at www.boysandgirlsclubofcypress.org.

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