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Seattle Children’s Receives $100,000 Through the Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents Grant Program!

Seattle Children’s Hospital has been awarded a $100,000 KidCents Regional Grant to help fund the Science Adventure Lab, a custom-built, mobile science lab outfitted with research-grade equipment and space for up to 28 students at a time. The mobile lab travels to schools across Washington to provide innovative, hands-on science curriculum to students in grades 4 to 12.

The program focuses on providing schools with access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities that would otherwise not be available and help address gaps in science education for students from low-resource schools.

With generous support from the community, Seattle Children’s launched the Science Adventure Lab in 2009, creating the first mobile science lab program directly linked to a children’s hospital and the first mobile lab in the Pacific Northwest.

The Rite Aid Foundation is awarding $2.3 million to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the nation through a special KidCents Grant Program. The grants will enable local children’s hospitals to advance initiatives focused on improving the health and wellbeing of children in the communities Rite Aid serves.

“Rite Aid and The Rite Aid Foundation have been passionate supporters of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for 25 years. Through our annual in-store Miracle Balloon Campaign and other special events, we’ve raised more than $92 million for local children’s hospitals,” said Tracy Henderson, director of The Rite Aid Foundation and charitable giving initiatives. “We are excited to expand the reach of our partnership and help local children’s hospitals make an even greater difference in their communities.”

KidCents Grants awarded to children’s hospitals in targeted communities range from $49,124 to $300,000 and support existing programs or initiatives focused on children’s health and wellbeing.

A total of 20 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in California, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington received grants.

Other funded programs include a scholarship initiative that enables children with special needs to attend medical camps and a Safe Sleep Campaign, which provides safe sleeping kits for at-risk families.

Thank you Rite Aid Foundation!


Through the KidCents program, members of Rite Aid’s loyalty program, wellness+ rewards, can round up their in-store or online purchases to the nearest dollar and donate their change to KidCents. Members can also choose to direct their change to a specific KidCents charity by visiting Through KidCents’ Step Up Fund, The Rite Aid Foundation provides a matching donation of $500 for every $500 a charity raises in contributions through the wellness+ rewards program, up to a maximum of $5,000. For more information, visit