Rite Aid Foundation's KidCents Program announces grant on the way!

November 07, 2018

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be receiving a KidCents grant soon!

The Rite Aid Foundation created the KidCents Thanks For Giving Holiday Program to thank the organizations that participate in the KidCents program for giving throughout the year to make a difference in the lives of children in our communities,

“On November 27, we will celebrate #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration, by recognizing every KidCents charity with a $5,000 grant to support your efforts to improve the health, safety and well-being of children in your community.”

Giving Tuesday, 11/27/2018

To build as much buzz around KidCents charities as possible on #GivingTuesday, we are asked to be active on social media leading up to and during this day. As an additional thank you, the charity that has the most likes, shares and comments on their KidCents posts on #GivingTuesday will receive an additional $2,500 grant. We’ll be sharing posts and hope you’ll help us to do so by sharing our buzz to help us win that extra money.

As a non-profit organization, grants and donations to the school are needed to run our school.  KidCents has contributed to Crossroads Center for Children for more than a few years. KidCents  is a wonderfully generous program with a special place in our hearts here at Crossroads. In fact, KidCents was the recipient of our Connecting the Community award at our 2017 Gala.

One of our biggest ongoing expenses is our technology. Our server is outdated and in need of replacement in the coming year. The costs are estimated at $12,000 to $15,000 for the hardware and software and $5,000 for labor involved. Up until this morning, this goal seemed depressingly out of reach. This grant will certainly help us towards this need!

Thank you to everyone who supports the KidCents program, and who has selected Crossroads Center for Children to round up their extra cents to! We couldn’t do this without each of you!

Click here to sign up now! https://kidcents.riteaid.com

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