The Rite Aid Foundation has distributed 180 grants, totaling more than $4 million, through the inaugural cycle of the KidCents Regional Grant Program. The Downtown Boxing Gym is proud to receive $40,000 in funding to support our books before boxing program and our students.
The Downtown Boxing Gym received a $30,000 grant for general operating support from KidCents and two additional $5,000 grants to help purchase holiday gifts for our students and support our free, after-school academic and athletic program that serves 150+ students.
“We are thrilled to continue our relationship with the Rite Aid Foundation,” said DBG Development Director Carolyn Geck. “They’ve been a tremendous partner for the last three years and we are proud to be among all of the amazing KidCents organizations nationwide who are doing important work to support our children. We’re grateful to Rachael Ray for introducing us!”
The KidCents Regional Grant program funds specific out-of-school-time programs focused on children’s nutrition, physical fitness and academic success. The program also annually supports a select group of more than 400 nonprofit, kid-focused organizations committed to improving the health and wellbeing of children living in the communities Rite Aid serves and national organizations focused on critical children’s issues.
“We created the KidCents program to ensure that kids have a chance for better lives and brighter futures,” said Tracy Henderson, director of The Rite Aid Foundation and charitable giving initiatives. “With the introduction of the KidCents Regional Grant program, we are expanding our efforts even more while filling a need for valuable out-of-school-time programming. In addition, we are enabling our partner nonprofit organizations to implement innovative, ground-breaking programs that advance children’s health and wellbeing and promote academic growth.”
KidCents Regional Grants support nonprofit organizations with programs that serve children, from newborns to 18 years of age, and improve the quality of life in Rite Aid communities. The grants support three of KidCents’ primary focus areas for improving the health and wellbeing of children: healthy eating, active living and education.
Did you know? You can use your change to “make change” with Rite Aid KidCents! Sign up and “round up” your Rite Aid purchases. Any spare change will come to the Downtown Boxing Gym!