“Giving Tuesday plays a huge role in supporting our mission to strengthen children and families with skills, opportunities, and emotional support to build healthy, successful lives,” said Brigid Mitchel, The Child Center’s Vice President, Development and Communications. “We all benefit when even one child or adult gets the help they need to build and sustain lives they are proud of. The Child Center helps 40,000 New Yorkers in this way each year, thanks to supporters like Rite Aid.
The Child Center is one of nearly 500 partner charities across the country receiving a grant from The Rite Aid Foundation. The grants are funded through Rite Aid’s KidCents customer round-up program. The Foundation donated a total of $4.8 million on Giving Tuesday this year.
The Child Center shares The Rite Aid Foundation’s caring commitment to creating healthier and more equitable neighborhoods,” said Matthew DeCamara, executive director of The Rite Aid Foundation, a public charity established by Rite Aid in 2001. “All of our Giving Tuesday grant recipients address the profound realities of racial inequities and health disparities through their own ways and strategies — and have done it during an unprecedented public health crisis that has significantly interrupted normal programming, fundraising events, and daily operations. We’re grateful to support their important work and uplift our neighborhoods together.”
The Child Center of NY continues to be an official KidCents charity throughout the year. If you are a Rite Aid customer, find out how you can contribute to The Child Center, at no additional cost, through this generous program!