THANK YOU, Rite Aid Kid Cents!

November 15, 2022

Rite Aid Grant Gratitude 11.15.2022

The Rite Aid Foundation, now named Rite Aid Healthy Futures, has provided a grant in the amount of $10,000 to support the work of Crossroads Center for Children. Money from this grant will help pay for the programs and services here that give children essential skills for their lives. We are very grateful for this wonderful gift.

The Rite Aid Foundation has been supporting Crossroads every year for 6 years! 12.20.2021

Today we received a beautiful letter from Matt DeCamara, Executive Director of The Rite Aid Foundation, and a check in the amount of $10,000 to support our programs and services. We are exceedingly thankful for their partnership in our work. This is a significant donation to the organization which will fuel the mission of preparing our students for successful lives.

The Rite Aid Foundation has helped Crossroads over the years with grants and also volunteering in our Secret Reader program.

Here’s are some excerpts from the letter we received:

“On behalf of The Rite Aid Foundation’s Board of Directors and staff, we are pleased to inform you that a grant to Crossroads Center for Children in the amount of $10,000 has been approved in recognition of all you do throughout the year to support healthier, more equitable neighborhoods.”

“Giving Tuesday reminds us that we can all be catalysts for positive change with actions big and small every day.”

“Similar to Crossroads Center for Children, The Rite Aid Foundation believes we have n extraordinary opportunity to drive leadership, purpose, and progress that impacts the health and wellness of everyone in our local communities and neighborhoods, plus address and solve broader societal challenges.” 

We are also thankful to all of our community members who have enrolled in the Rite Aid Kid Cents program and rounded up their change to help.

PRESS RELEASE 2021 Rite Aid Foundation Giving Tuesday Grant

Read past stories about this foundation’s support for Crossroads Center for Children! 

7.13.2021 Don’t forget to register for the Rite Aid Kid Cents program! When you do, you’ll be able to round up your change to Crossroads whenever you shop there. It might seem like so little, but, as we always say, “little by little a little becomes a lot.” Over the years, just by virtue of being part of the Kid Cents program, we’ve received grants to help with so many areas of our school.

Thanks for all you do to support Crossroads!


The Giving Tuesday gift from Rite Aid Foundation has arrived! The wonderful continual support of the Rite Aid Foundation and The Kid Cents Program will help us provide the specialized services that our students need to make the progress that they do here.

Since 2016, Rite Aid Foundation has gifted a total of $45,000.00 to Crossroads, contributing to payroll, lease payments, equipment and supply purchases, and technology development needs – all of the pieces that are foundational for our school and clinic. We are profoundly grateful for their help in this journey, which this year has been especially challenging.

Here are a few of our students to say thanks. Getting them to look at the camera was not happening today, as the poster, which they hand-painted, was appealing to their attention more!


We’re exceptionally overjoyed to share that Rite Aid Foundation has announced its grant-giving this year. Giving Tuesday marked the unofficial start of this year’s giving season, and Crossroads Center for Children is thrilled to have received a $10,000 grant from The Rite Aid Foundation! The funds will support our annual campaign to run the organization.

Read the full statement here:

The Rite Aid Foundation Supporting 480 Charities on Giving Tuesday

10.16.2020 Today’s Secret Reader – drum roll please……

Gayle Rife!

Secret Readers


2.24.2020 Kid Cents Charity Grant received!

We are delighted to share that we’ve received another grant from Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents Program . 

As promised earlier in the year, Rite Aid Foundation has granted $5000 to all of the charities they accepted into the 2020 class of charities. We are deeply grateful for this support, and will be designating this money to the online server that we are still in the midst of implementing as a component of our Technology Development START SMART project.

Many, many thanks to all of our supporters who donate through KidCents and who shop at Rite Aid.

1.29.2020 Thankful For Giving Campaign Grant received!

December 3rd, 2019 was worldwide Giving Tuesday. Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents Program contributed to countless nonprofits by giving Thankful For Giving Campaign grants in honor of the philanthropic concept of the day. Our grant has now been received! We are going to designate the $5000 to our Technology Development START SMART project, with our priority item being the implementation of a new online server to replace our old, outgrown, in house server.

Thank you, Rite Aid Foundation! We are deeply grateful for your ongoing support.

Readers – please, please, please make sure to sign up for KidCents and round up to help Crossroads!

1.22.2020 We’re a KidCents Charity!

We’ve just learned that our application for the Rite Aid KidCents Program for 2020 has been accepted! We’re thrilled to be in this program again this year.

READ THE PRESS RELEASE: 2020 KidCents Local News Release Template FINAL 1-16-20

We encourage all of our supporters to enroll in Rite Aid’s KidCents Program to help.

12.3.19 Thank you, Rite Aid Foundation! 

There’s no better way to celebrate #GivingTuesday than by thanking those who help Crossroads to give the kids in our community a chance for better lives and brighter futures. We are especially grateful to The Rite Aid Foundation for recognizing and supporting our efforts to prepare individuals for life success by providing a $5,000 grant through the #FullofThanks holiday program. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

11.18.2019 For our Rite Aid supporters –

If you have a Rite Aid wellness+ rewards card, and are supporting Crossroads by selecting us as your beneficiary, we have a special gift for you.

We are pleased to invite you to enjoy Rite Aid’s upcoming Friends and Family event scheduled for Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23.  Attached is the coupon that should be used along with your wellness+ rewards card.  Download the savings pass here!

Rite Aid – 30 Percent Off Shopping Pass – November 22-23

Thanks to Gayle Rife and Rite Aid Kid Cents!

2/28/19: Thank you again, Rite Aid Foundation!

“L” says “thank you!” Click below!



2/5/2019: THANK YOU ♥

 The Rite Aid Foundation is an incredible, generous, and amazing organization. We are so very thankful to Gayle Rife, who manages the KID CENTS program, and to the Foundation for the miracle of support that they continually provide to our school and many other nonprofits.

We have just received a $5,000 grant for being selected to be a Kid Cents charity again this year. We’re so proud of our status with Kid Cents, and ecstatic to receive this money, which is sorely needed to help with the great expenses involved in providing education and therapy to children and families.

If you haven’t yet signed up to for the Kid Cents program, please do, by clicking the link above. Thank you to all of our staff, board members, parents, families and friends for being a part of this program. It is a very huge help.

1/25/2019: Best news today!

We’ve been selected again to be a member of the 2019 Class of KidCents charities!

 It’s always a good thing for our school when the application process ends positively!

THANK YOU, RITE AID FOUNDATION! The Kid Cents Program is a huge help to Crossroads Center for Children!

2/5/2018: Rite Aid Kid Cents has sent a $5,000 grant to Crossroads Center for Children!

This money will help us to launch a new server/technology storage solution for our school, and is a gigantic help.

Many thanks to Rite Aid Foundation. Thank you, too, to everyone who engaged with us on #Giving Tuesday, helping us to have a great social media presence and potentially win  an extra $2,500. We appreciate the tremendous enthusiasm and show of support.

Visit our #GivingTuesday campaign platform:

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11/7/2018: 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!

Click here to see the press release:

KidCents Thanks For Giving News Release Template_FINAL

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

Thank you, Rite Aid, for having the Kid Cents Program! Thank you to all of our Rite Aid shoppers for the support of this wonderful program that does so much in the community!

7/13/2018: Thank you, Rite Aid, for having the Kid Cents Program!  We just have to show off our new library shelves!

We are putting the money we received from our Rite Aid Kid Cents grant to great use and bringing neatness and organization to our school library!

Since the five shelves we had previously were not enough to hold all of our books, we have purchased three brand new ones. For the past several years we’ve been using milk crates and cardboard boxes as book shelves.

The new shelves are the same make as the old ones, and are of excellent strength and quality.  They look awesome and will hold up over time.

The organization of books is an ongoing work in progress, but Mrs. Kathleen, our awesome library volunteer will have us in order in short time.

Thank you, Rite Aid, for having the Kid Cents Program! Thank you to all of our Rite Aid shoppers for the support of this wonderful program that does so much in the community!

Here’s where YOU can sign up to start making a CHANGE and help Crossroads Center for Children prepare children for successful lives. Rite Aid Kid Cents!

Our Library is important to us because it is an essential aspect of our Literacy and ELA programming. Read some more about how the great teachers and therapists at Crossroads are teaching children to love reading!

1/3/2018: We’re honored and excited to have received a Holiday Wishes grant from Rite Aid Foundation KidCents Program!

As grants are vital to our mission, Crossroads Center for Children is thrilled to announce that we have received a $5,000 grant from the Rite Aid Foundation KidCents Program in support of the KidCents Holiday Wishes initiative. This grant will help our school environment immensely.

Crossroads Center for Children has been a KidCents charity for four years and has been a beneficiary of the Rite Aid Foundation’s generosity on several occasions. Crossroads is grateful to have received this grant and plans to use these funds to make a holiday wish come true – improving the environment of the students’ cafeteria by purchasing school cafeteria tables and dividers. These items were part of the space in the previous building that housed Crossroads, but nearly 10 years ago were lost in a water-main break that forced the school to relocate. Since then, funding priorities have not allowed for the replacement of these items, until now through Holiday Wishes. 

The Rite Aid Foundation KidCents Program was recognized at Crossroads Center for Children’s annual gala in April, 2017 with a Connecting the Community award. The KidCents Program allows Rite Aid customers to round up their purchases to support the efforts of community organizations such as Crossroads Center for Children. With this grant, Rite Aid aims to recognize Crossroads and other organizations for all they do throughout the year to make a difference in the lives of children in our communities, to support their efforts to improve the health, safety and well-being of children in their community.

Crossroads Center for Children is thrilled to have the help of Rite Aid Foundation KidCents Program for our students. We appreciate the myriad of support that we receive from our community when they contribute to the KidCents Program.

Read the press release here:

PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT -rite aid kid cents – holiday wishes

12/29/16 Spread Hope, Not the Flu!

Thank you to all of you who participate in our Rite Aid KidCents program! We just won a grant just for being a participant in that program!

The Rite Aid Foundation has launched a new initiative this season called Spread Hope, Not the Flu. As a special thanks to all of the KidCents charities who share Rite Aid’s commitment to health and well-being, they are donating $1.8 million across the more than 360 KidCents charities that spread hope.

That’s where we come in. Crossroads is certainly a source of hope for countless students and families. Our work here gives each of us the opportunity to spread hope every day.

If you are not yet enrolled in the Rite Aid KidCents program, please consider doing so, with Crossroads as your non-profit of choice. It’s a very simple round-up system. Here’s a link:

Thanks and a healthy flu season to all!

Gala 2022 Gratitude!Child ID program