Bethlehem, PA (11/30/2023) – Valley Youth House has received a $10,000 neighborhood grant from Rite Aid Healthy Futures to continue advancing its important mission focused on building solid foundations for young people and their families through responsive programming.
Part of its overall Empowering Children signature initiative for Rite Aid Healthy Futures, the Neighborhood Grants help nonprofits address the toughest health and wellness challenges facing kids today.
Valley Youth House joins 370 other grassroots organizations who have each received a $10,000 grant for general operations. The funds will help them continue to deliver critical services as inflation, food insecurity, troubling mental health trends and other converging factors impact children.
Funding will be used for crucial general support to advance Valley Youth House’s efforts supporting the well-being of children and youth.
“We are grateful to Rite Aid Healthy Futures for their generous grant, which empowers Valley Youth House to continue our mission of providing vital support and resources to vulnerable youth,” said Tom Harrington, President and Executive Director of Valley Youth House. “This partnership exemplifies the transformative impact that collaboration can have on the lives of young individuals.”
The grants are funded through the KidCents customer fundraising program, which allows Rite Aid customers to round up their purchases in-store and online to support children’s health and wellness.
By rounding up their nickels, dimes and quarters, millions of Rite Aid customers contribute to local charities restoring hope, resilience and self-esteem in children.
“Children today face acute and converging crises across a range of fields that adversely impact their quality of life,” said Matt DeCamara, executive director of Rite Aid Healthy Futures. “Thanks to the generosity of Rite Aid customers, these hyperlocal organizations can continue to provide much needed programs and services steadying the course for children today and guiding them toward promising tomorrows.”
For a full list of recipient organizations, please click here.
About Rite Aid Healthy Futures
Rite Aid Healthy Futures is a public charity that improves the lives and futures of kids in Rite Aid communities through partnerships that help build healthier, more equitable neighborhoods. Launched by Rite Aid in 2001, Healthy Futures supports causes, initiatives and organizations that help kids live long, happy and healthy lives. Grants are made possible through the generous donations of customers who round-up their purchases at Rite Aid through the KidCents program. Visit RiteAidHealthyFutures.org to learn more.
About Valley Youth House
Valley Youth House (valleyyouthhouse.org) does more than just provide homes for Pennsylvania’s vulnerable, abused, and homeless youth. We partner with thousands of individuals each year to build a solid foundation for young people and their families. With dedicated street outreach, housing, counseling, skills training, health, prevention, and intervention services, we empower resilient young people in establishing promising futures.
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