The Rite Aid Foundation has selected the Downtown Boxing Gym to participate in its 2020 KidCents program. Every year, the foundation supports a select group of nonprofit, kid-focused organizations committed to improving the health and wellbeing of children.

“We are honored to be included among this year’s KidCents organizations,” said Jessica Hauser, DBG’s Executive Director. “We are truly grateful for the Rite Aid Foundation’s generous and continued support.”

In addition to being selected as a KidCents charity, DBG will receive a $5,000 grant, which will be used to support our academic and athletic program. DBG’s free, after-school program serves 150 Detroit students ages 8-18. We provide literacy and math intervention, tutoring, mentorship, enrichment programs, STEAM Lab (science, technology, engineering, art and math), college and career readiness, SAT/ACT prep, athletics, healthy meals, socio-emotional skills building, transportation and more, Monday-Friday, all year round.

In all, 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.

Use Your Change to Make a Change With Rite Aid KidCents!

Sign up and “round up” your Rite Aid purchases. The spare change will come to the Downtown Boxing Gym!

“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.”

From all of us at DBG, thank you!


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