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The Rite Aid Foundation has selected the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady to participate in its 2020 KidCents program, which annually supports a select group of nonprofit, kid-focused organizations committed to improving the health and wellbeing of children living in the communities Rite Aid serves.

“We are thrilled to be chosen again as a Kidcents Charity and look forward to continuing this partnership which began in 2016,” said Tish Czachor, Director of Advancement.

In addition to being selected as a KidCents charity, Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady will receive a $5,000 grant, which will be used to provide a safe place for Schenectady’s youth to learn and grow.

The Rite Aid Foundation welcomed a total of 481 nonprofits to its 2020 KidCents class – its largest class ever. The number of KidCents charities has more than doubled since the program’s inception in 2014, when 204 nonprofits comprised the inaugural class. Over seven years, The Rite Aid Foundation has contributed a total of more than $34 million to KidCents charities across the country, thanks to members of Rite Aid’s loyalty program, wellness+ rewards, rounding up their in-store or online purchases to donate to KidCents.

“More than 3 million Rite Aid customers actively choose to make meaningful contributions to help children in their communities through KidCents. The program’s growth is a testament to their generosity and commitment to building safer, stronger and more supportive communities for youth across the country,” said Jessica Kazmaier, president of The Rite Aid Foundation and Rite Aid chief human resources officer. “The 2020 KidCents class has the opportunity to prove that change adds up exponentially, and we look forward to helping them achieve their goal of giving kids better lives and brighter futures.”

To learn more about how Rite Aid’s wellness+ rewards members can support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady through the KidCents program, please visit

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