Brightside Project Receives $ 10,000 Giving Tuesday Grant from Rite Aid Foundation | News, Sports, Jobs

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The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded the Brightside Project a grant of $ 10,000 as part of its Giving Tuesday 2021 scholarship. The grant will help The Brightside Project in its outreach efforts with children in Columbiana County, including their Bright Easter programs. , Bright Christmas and Food for Kids.

“We are so grateful that the Rite-Aid Foundation believes in our mission. Their generosity allows us to continue to equip and empower the children of Columbiana County to reach their full potential by building their resilience and giving them hope. These funds give us an excellent start for 2022 ”, said Lisa Wallace, co-director of Brightside.

The Brightside Project is one of some 500 partner charities across the country that have received a Giving Tuesday grant from the Rite Aid Foundation. Grants are funded by the KidCents Client Fundraising Program. Rite Aid customers registered with KidCents can consolidate their purchases in-store and online. The Rite Aid Foundation reinvests client contributions into local charities and missions to spur community change and support disadvantaged and underserved communities. This year’s total foundation allocation was $ 4.8 million.

“The Brightside project shares the benevolent commitment of the Rite Aid Foundation to create healthier and more equitable neighborhoods”, said Matthew DeCamara, executive director of the Rite Aid Foundation, a public charity established by Rite Aid in 2001. “All of our Giving Tuesday grant recipients are addressing the deep realities of racial inequalities and health disparities through their own methods and strategies – and did so during an unprecedented public health crisis that drastically interrupted normal programming , fundraising events and daily operations. We are grateful to support their important work and uplift our neighborhoods together.

The Brightside Project, a 501 (c) (3) organization based in Salem, aims to equip and empower children in Columbiana County and surrounding areas to help them reach their full potential. To learn more, visit www.brightsideprojectohio.org

The Rite Aid Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt public charity created by Rite Aid in 2001. Its mission is to raise funds to support charitable activities in the various communities served by Rite Aid, with a particular focus on addressing racial inequalities and health disparities while fostering meaningful progress and lasting change on these key issues.

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