Geisinger Janet Weis Children's Hospital Receives $50,000 GrantOct 22, 2019 03:34PM ● By Erica Shames
Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital has
been awarded a $50,000 KidCents Regional Grant to support community programs
for its Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute (ADMI).
“We have found that providing opportunities for families to experience programming with other parents and children like themselves in a safe and supportive environment has been one of the most beneficial aspects of our program,” said Christa Martin, Geisinger’s Associate Chief Scientific Officer and ADMI Director. “This funding will allow us to develop new curricula for families and professionals on emergency preparedness and allow us to host community-wide events to share this information.”
funding will be used to host five new community events throughout the year and
create special toolkits for families and emergency professionals that will
contain information on how to prepare or work with a child in an emergent
The Rite Aid Foundation is awarding $2.3 million to Children’s
Miracle Network Hospitals across the nation through a special KidCents Grant
Program. The grants will enable local children’s hospitals to advance
initiatives focused on improving the health and wellbeing of children in the
communities Rite Aid serves.
“Rite Aid and The Rite Aid Foundation have been passionate
supporters of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for 25 years. Through our
annual in-store Miracle Balloon Campaign and other special events, we’ve raised
more than $92 million for local children’s hospitals,” said Tracy Henderson,
director of The Rite Aid Foundation and charitable giving initiatives. “We are
excited to expand the reach of our partnership and help local children’s
hospitals make an even greater difference in their communities.”
KidCents Grants awarded to children’s hospitals in
targeted communities range from $49,124 to $300,000 and support existing
programs or initiatives focused on children’s health and wellbeing.
A total of 20 Children’s
Miracle Network Hospitals in California, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New
Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington received
Other funded programs
include a scholarship initiative that enables children with special needs to
attend medical camps, a science education outreach program for students in
low-resource schools, and a Safe Sleep Campaign, which provides safe sleeping
kits for at-risk families.
Through annual in-store campaigns
and events, Rite Aid locations in central and northeast Pennsylvania have
raised more than $1.3 million for Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital
About Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger
Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger helps make miracles happen every day at Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, Geisinger Wyoming Valley, and more than 40 medical groups and pediatric specialty outreach clinics. A nonprofit organization, it has raised more than $66 million for pediatric services, equipment and programs throughout Geisinger since 1984. For more information on Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger, call 1-800-322-5437 or (570) 271-6188, or visit geisinger.org/cmn.
About The Rite Aid Foundation
Since its inception in 2001, The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded more than $63 million to nonprofit organizations. Additionally, Rite Aid, through the efforts of its customers, supplier partners and associates, has also raised more than $92 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the country since 1994.
Through the KidCents program, members of Rite Aid's loyalty program, wellness+ rewards, can round up their in-store or online purchases to the nearest dollar and donate their change to KidCents. Members can also choose to direct their change to a specific KidCents charity by visiting www.kidcents.com. Through KidCents’ Step Up Fund, The Rite Aid Foundation provides a matching donation of $500 for every $500 a charity raises in contributions through the wellness+ rewards program, up to a maximum of $5,000. For more information, visit www.kidcents.com.
About Rite Aid
Rite Aid Corporation, which generated fiscal 2019 annual revenue of $21.6 billion, is one of the nation's leading drugstore chains with 2,464 stores in 18 states and pharmacy benefit management (PBM) capabilities through EnvisionRxOptions and its affiliates. At Rite Aid, we have a personal interest in our customers’ health and wellness and deliver the products and services they need to lead healthier lives. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company's website at www.riteaid.com.