Rite Aid gives dollars to help 'Cents

Feb 17, 2016 6:07 PM by News Staff

Rite Aid officials delivered checks to non-profits in Redding and Chico today.

A check for $12,500 was presented to the Youth Violence Prevention Council on East Cypress Avenue this morning.

The money comes from Kids-Cents, a program where customers can sign up to donate to local charities.

It rounds up purchase amounts to the nearest dollar. A little bit of extra change can go a long way.

Spencer Wells, district manager of Northern California Rite Aids said he has a lot of respect for the charity and knows the money will go to help a lot of children.

“It's a charity you can really get behind,” he said. “A lot of times we have underprivileged children that could use a boost and we wanted to sign up and connect with our communities and our neighbors. It's a great cause, and it's just a little bit of change but it adds up very quickly and we've been able to donate some large checks.”

In all, the Rite Aid Kids-Cents Program will donate more than one and a half million dollars to 182 charities.


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