Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside has been awarded a $20,000 KidCents Regional Grant for the club’s Healthy Habits program.
“We’re so grateful to the Rite Aid Foundation for making it possible for local kids to learn the importance of exercise and nutrition,” said club Senior Vice President Mark Davis.
Healthy Habits gives young people the opportunity and environment to be physically active five days a week, feeds them healthy snacks and meals, and gives them the knowledge to develop good diets that they will have the rest of their lives. The program is part of the club’s annual membership, which is $25 per child.
The KidCents Regional Grant Program, which provides grants of $15,000-$30,000, funds specific out-of-school time programs focused on children's nutrition, physical fitness and academic success.
The KidCents program also annually supports a select group of more than 400 nonprofit, kid-focused organizations committed to improving the health and wellbeing of children living in the communities Rite Aid serves, as well as national organizations focused on critical children's issues.
In this cycle of KidCents Regional Grants, the Rite Aid Foundation awarded 233 nonprofit grants totaling more than $5 million.