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casa for childrenCOLTS NECK, NJ – The Rite Aid Foundation has selected CASA For Children of Monmouth 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.

“CASA of Monmouth is thrilled, once again, to partner with the Rite Aid Foundation through its KidCents program,” ~ Cindi Van Brunt, Executive Director CASA of Monmouth.

In addition to being selected as a KidCents charity, CASA of Monmouth will receive a $5,000 grant, which will be used to improve the health, safety and well-being of the foster children they support.

CASA of Monmouth is in its second year participating with KidCents. This is a wonderful way to support our kid-focused organization. CASA for Children of Monmouth County serves as the voice of children in foster care, and we work to ensure that every child is provided an opportunity to be placed into a safe, loving, and permanent home.

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 3 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, please visit www.kidcents.com.

CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Monmouth County is a network of community based programs that recruit, train and support citizen volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities.

About The Rite Aid Foundation
Since its inception in 2001, The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded more than $68 million to nonprofit organizations. Additionally, Rite Aid, through the efforts of its customers, supplier partners and associates, has also raised more than $92 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the country since 1994.

About the KidCents Program
Through the KidCents program, which is The Rite Aid Foundation's charitable giving program dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of children living in the communities Rite Aid services, members of Rite Aid's loyalty program, wellness+ rewards, can round up their in-store or online purchases to the nearest dollar and donate their change to KidCents. Members can also choose to direct their change to a specific KidCents charity by visiting www.kidcents.com. For more information, visit www.kidcents.com. About Rite Aid Corporation Rite Aid Corporation is on the front lines of delivering health care services and retail products to over 1.6 million Americans daily. Our pharmacists are uniquely positioned to engage with customers and improve their health outcomes. We provide an array of whole being health products and services for the entire family through over 2,400 retail pharmacy locations across 18 states. Through EnvisionRxOptions, we also deliver pharmacy benefit management to approximately 1,900 clients and 3.4 million members. For more information, visit www.riteaid.com.

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