Youth Challenge Chosen as a Rite Aid KidCents Charity


Christopher Aldrich, Rite Aid District Manager, and Barney Renard, Pharmacy District Manager, present a check for $10,000 to Youth Challenge representatives Rite Aid Westlake at the corner of Dover Center and Center Ridge Tuesday.

Youth Challenge (YC), a leading provider of adapted sports and recreation in Northeast Ohio, has been selected as a designated charity of the Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program.

KidCents offers Rite Aid customers the opportunity to “round up” their purchases to the nearest dollar at check out, with proceeds supporting non-profit organizations that align with The Rite Aid Foundation’s mission to improve the health and well-being of children in the communities they serve.  Rite Aid wellness+ members will now be able to go online and choose Youth Challenge as their “round-up” recipient.

Rite Aid team members presented $10,000 to Youth Challenge to kick-off the enhanced KidCents programs that now allows participants a choice in directing their contributions locally on Tuesday.

“Rite Aid is so excited for Youth Challenge to be one of our inaugural KidCents Charities.  We are looking forward to a long relationship where our associates and customers can donate to a local charity were we live, work, and conduct our business,” says Chris Aldrich, Rite Aid District Manager.

Founded in 1976, YC offers a variety of year-round adapted sports and recreational activities to children with physical disabilities, ages 4-18.  Volunteers, ages 12-18, are trained to work one-on-one with children with physical disabilities.  Together they are able to participate in activities such as swimming, soccer, basketball, horseback riding, skiing, rock climbing, boating, arts and crafts and more.

Youth Challenge has offices in Westlake and Shaker Heights and offers free programming and transportation to participants in an eight county area of Northeast Ohio.

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