Rite Aid Foundation 2021 Giving Tuesday Grant

Child Development, Inc. is FULL of Thanks
for The Rite Aid Foundation

The Rite Aid Foundation has generously gifted Child Development, Inc. with a $10,000 grant as part of its annual Giving Tuesday grant award. Our Leadership Team has decided to use this grant to promote mental wellness and oral health for our children and families.

Child Development, Inc. 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.

Child Development, Inc. 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.”

About Child Development Inc.

Child Development Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation (501c3) in good standing with the Department of State since 1982. 2021 marks 56 years that Child Development has been operating in Schuylkill County.

We have a successful history of securing federal, state, and local funding to improve access to high-quality programs and better outcomes for children and their families in Schuylkill County.  Our total operating budget is $7,445,388.  We employ 100 full-time and 50 part-time team members.

Our mission is to work with families and the community to provide a high quality, comprehensive early childhood education for enrolled children with an emphasis on family engagement and supportive services that prepares each child for success in school and a lifetime of learning.

We serve 353 pre-school age (3 to 5-year-old) children and their families through our federal and state funded Head Start Program and 271 children and their families through our state funded PA PreK Counts program in eight, STAR 4 designation (highest designation) facilities – 3 of which are licensed/certified for child care.

About The Rite Aid Foundation

The Rite Aid Foundation is a charitable, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public charity established by Rite Aid  in 2001. Its mission is to raise funds to support charitable activities in the various communities that Rite Aid serves, with a sharpened focus on addressing racial inequities and health disparities while driving meaningful progress and sustainable change on these key issues.  For more information, https://foundation.riteaid.com/

About The Rite Aid Foundation

As the trusted, everyday care connector,  Rite Aid drives lower health care costs through better coordination, stronger engagement, and personalized services that help you achieve whole health for life. We provide an array of whole being health products and services for the entire family through over 2,500 retail pharmacy locations across 17 states. Through Elixir, we provide pharmacy benefits and services to millions of members nationwide. For more information, www.riteaid.com.


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