Thanks to our committed and engaged supporters, we have been awarded a $5,000 Rite Aid Foundation KidCents grant as part of the Big Hearts Challenge!
On Thursday, February 25, our CEO Jennifer Friend gratefully accepted the check, which will fuel our life-changing education and housing programs, and our mission to end the cycle of homelessness in Orange County, one child at a time.
KidCents supports registered nonprofits by encouraging Rite Aid customers and wellness+ with Plenti members to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar and donate their change to a general fund that supports kid-focused charities—or designate their favorite kid-centric charity as the beneficiary.
With your help, we received more than a dozen new designations between October 1, 2015, and January 31, 2016, earning "Team Kid" the $5,000 grant award.
We recently launched two dynamic education pilot programs: Bright Start, which equips the elementary-age children we serve with take-home laptops, built-in Wi-Fi, industry leading academic curriculum, and inspirational curriculum, as well as Promotor Pathway, a collaborative and long-term partnership between the children we serve, ages 14-24, and an experienced Project Hope Alliance promotor, who offers 24/7 comprehensive guidance and support.