Rite Aid Foundation's Big Hearts Give Challenge Awards Over $1.5 Million to KidCents Charities

Throughout the month of February, Rite Aid associates across the country will recognize their local KidCents charities for participating in The Rite Aid Foundation's Big Heart Gives Challenge.

PRESS RELEASE

Camp Hill, Pa. (Feb. 10, 2016) - In the spirit of the season, throughout the month of February, Rite Aid associates across the country will recognize their local KidCents charities for participating in The Rite Aid Foundation's Big Heart Gives Challenge. The special challenge was designed by The Rite Aid Foundation to help KidCents charities raise awareness, grow their donor network and earn additional funds for their organization. In all, The Rite Aid Foundation's KidCents program will donate a total of $1,597,500 to 182 KidCents charities.

Rite Aid CEO of stores and President of Rite Aid Corporation, Ken Martindale, who also serves as president of The Rite Aid Foundation, will kick off the month-long celebration by presenting a $12,500 donation to Nativity School of Harrisburg, a privately run, independent, non-denominational, faith-based preparatory middle school for inner city boys in Harrisburg today at 10 a.m.

"Our Big Hearts Give Challenge was a fun way for KidCents charities to earn a donation for their organization while raising awareness about the valuable work they are doing and expanding their donor network," said Martindale. "The Rite Aid Foundation looks forward to developing other unique opportunities through our KidCents program to help our partner charities raise much-needed funds, so that they can continue making a difference in the lives of the children they serve."

KidCents was developed by The Rite Aid Foundation to provide Rite Aid customers an opportunity to do even more to help the kids in the communities Rite Aid serves. Through KidCents, members of Rite Aid's wellness+ with Plenti program can round up their in-store or online purchases to the nearest dollar and give their change to one of more than 360 nonprofit organizations focused on improving the health and wellbeing of children.

To participate, Rite Aid customers can sign into their wellness+ with Plenti account at

www.kidcents.com

and review the profiles of approved KidCents charities they can choose to support. Each charity profile features information about the organization and the services it provides as well as stories of those helped by the organization. Once a charity is selected, the next time the customer shops at Rite Aid, their purchase will be rounded up to the nearest dollar and their change will be designated to their selected charity.

Nonprofit organizations interested in participating in The Rite Aid Foundation's KidCents program can visit

www.kidcents.com/apply

to submit an application. To be eligible, an organization must be classified as exempt from federal tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code and meet the KidCents program guidelines. For more information, visit

www.kidcents.com

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Including the Big Hearts Give Challenge, The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded nearly $25 million since 2001 to non-profit organizations. Additionally, Rite Aid, through the efforts of its customers, supplier partners and associates, has also raised more than $75 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the country since 1994.

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is one of the nation's leading drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2015 annual revenues of $26.5 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company's website at

www.riteaid.com

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The Rite Aid Foundation's KidCents charities that participated in the Big Hearts Give Challenge include:

Alabama

Hand in Paw Inc.

HEAL Inc.

HEALS, Inc.

YouthServe, Inc.

California

Bags4kids Foundation

Barbara Sinatra Children's Center

Blind Children's Learning Center

Boys & Girls Club of Cypress

Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley

Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley

Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa County

Children Today

Children's Crisis Center of Stanislaus County

Children's Fund

Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento

Coastal Kids Home Care

Coastal Performing Arts Foundation

Happy Trails Children's Foundation

Healthier Kids Foundation

Home Start Inc.

Junior Blind of America

Learning Enrichment After-School Program, Inc.

Maryvale

Miracle Babies

Project Hope Alliance

Special Olympics San Diego County

Speech and Language Development Center

The Carolyn E. Wylie Center for Children, Youth and Families

Youth Violence Prevention Council

Colorado

Children's Outreach Project

Colorado UpLift

Shiloh House

Connecticut

Covenant to Care for Children

Family & Children's Aid

Kids in Crisis

KIDSAFE CT

'r Kids, Inc.

Georgia

A Child's Voice Child Advocacy Center, Inc.

A Friend's House, Inc.

Challenged Child and Friends, Inc.

Children's Advocacy Center of Lowndes County Inc.

Chris Kids, Inc.

Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy

SafePath Children's Advocacy Center

Savannah Speech and Hearing Center

Kentucky

Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky

Gateway Children's Advocacy Center

Harlan County Boys & Girls Club Inc.

Home of the Innocents

Hope's Place

The Center for Courageous Kids

Louisiana

Hope Extreme, Inc.

The Emerge Center

Maine

Mahoosuc Kids Association

Spruce Run Womancare Alliance

Maryland

Baltimore Child Abuse Center

Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation

Charles County Children's Aid Society

Good Shepherd Services

KEEN Greater DC

Kennedy Krieger Institute

The Maryland Salem Children's Trust Inc.

Massachusetts

Berkshire County Kids' Place and Violence Prevention Center Inc.

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill

Children's Cove: The Cape & Islands Child Advocacy Center

DIAL/SELF Youth & Community Services

House of Peace & Education

House of Possibilities

Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Inc.

The Home for Little Wanderers

Michigan

CARE House of Oakland County

Child Abuse Council of Muskegon County

Child and Family Services of Northwestern Michigan, Inc.

Conductive Learning Center

Ennis Center for Children

Inner City Youth Group

Macomb County Rotating Emergency Shelter Team

The Children's Center

Washtenaw Area Council for Children

Whaley Children's Center

Mississippi

Mississippi Children's Home Services

New Hampshire

Nashua Children's Home

TLC Family Resource Center

Zebra Crossings

New Jersey

Celtic Charms, Inc.

Community Treatment Solutions

Deirdre's House

Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss

Oasis - A Haven for Women and Children

Ocean of Love, Inc.

Someone's Daughter

Summit Speech School

The Alcove Center for Grieving Children and Families, Inc.

The Children's Home Society of New Jersey

New York

America SCORES New York

Astor Services for Children & Families

Birch Family Services, Inc.

Boys & Girls Club of Eden

Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady

Brooklyn Autism Center

Cameron Community Ministries

Covenant House New York

Cradle Beach

Hillside Children's Center

Hunts Point Alliance for Children

Kids Oneida Inc.

Learning Leaders

Madison Square Boys & Girls Club

McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center

Partnership for After School Education

Pathways, Inc.

Rochester Childfirst Network

Safe Inc., of Schenectady

St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children

Summit Educational Resources

Syracuse Silver Knight Foundation

The Children's Aid Society

North Carolina

A Child's Place

Child Advocacy Center, Inc.

Nazareth Children's Home

OASIS NC

Prevent Blindness North Carolina

Prevent Child Abuse Rowan

The Little Willie Center

Wilmington Health Access for Teens

Ohio

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve

Cleveland Sight Center

ICONS

Inspiring Minds

Providence Therapeutic Equestrian Center

The Littlest Heroes

Youth Challenge

Oklahoma

Folds of Honor

Oregon

Children's Cancer Association

KIDS Center

SouthSide Youth Outreach

Pennsylvania

Aaron's Acres

Attic Youth Center

Boys and Girls Club of Chambersburg and Shippensburg

Camelot for Children, Inc.

Child to Family Connections

Children's Service Center of Wyoming Valley Inc.

Dragonfly Forest

Dreams Go On Inc.

Equi-librium Inc.

Family Services of Western Pennsylvania

Family Support of Central PA

Graceful Acres

Harrisburg Police Athletic League

HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Homeless Children's Education Fund

Jeremiah's Place

Joshua House

Leg Up Farm

Nativity School of Harrisburg

Sarah Heinz House

So Love Autistic Center

The Center for Grieving Children

Wyoming Valley Children's Association

Rhode Island

Children's Friend and Service

The Matty Fund

South Carolina

The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center

Tennessee

Junior Achievement of the Ocoee Region

Y-MOT, Inc.

Utah

Foundation for Children and Youth with Diabetes

Vermont

Boys & Girls Club of Burlington

Virginia

Boys & Girls Club of Northern Shenandoah Valley Inc.

CJ's Thumbs Up Foundation

Edmarc Hospice for Children

EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program

Matthew's Haven, Inc.

Special Olympics Virginia, Inc.

Stop Child Abuse Now of Northern VA

Washington

A Gift for Special Children

American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest

Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center

Reliable Enterprises

West Virginia

Childhood Language Center

Children's Therapy Clinic, Inc.

Crittenton Services, Inc.

Disability Action Center Inc.

Youth Services System, Inc.