KidCents Thanks For Giving 2018

Posted on November 27, 2018

A Free Bird Receives Thanks For Giving Holiday Program Grant from The Rite Aid Foundation!

This season of giving, A Free Bird is receiving a special gift from The Rite Aid Foundation, which is helping us to continue making a difference in the lives of children in our community.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media, and to celebrate, The Rite Aid Foundation has generously gifted us with a $5,000 grant as part of its KidCents Thanks For Giving Holiday program.

We also have the opportunity to receive an additional grant of $2,500 by being the charity that has the most likes, shares and comments on our social media posts on #GivingTuesday. Please be sure to check out our Instagram @afreebirdorg on Tuesday, November 27 and help us spread the word!

Our President, Godni Amir, has decided to use this grant for our Take Flight Program in providing children with one on one arts education.

"This grant will provide opportunities for children with cancer through our Fly Free program to create their artist dreams come true!" – Godni Amir

The Rite Aid Foundation created the KidCents Thanks For Giving Holiday program to help us support our efforts to improve the health, safety and well-being of local kids. In total, The Rite Aid Foundation is donating $2.2 million to more than 440 charities as part of this program.

“#GivingTuesday is a global celebration of giving, and on this day, we wanted to recognize our KidCents charities for all they do to make positive impact in the communities we serve,” said Tracy Henderson, director of The Rite Aid Foundation and charitable giving initiatives. “Through the KidCents Thanks For Giving Holiday program, we want to recognize and support organizations that are focused on giving all year round. We thank all our KidCents charity partners for helping to give kids better lives and brighter futures.” 

We look forward to continuing our partnership with The Rite Aid Foundation and are excited by the opportunities that KidCents brings to our organization and those we help.

Have a wonderful holiday season and a happy, healthy new year!