Matty Fund Tapped by Rite Aid Foundation

WAKEFIELD, RI – The Matty Fund, a nonprofit that helps children and families living with epilepsy, has been selected by The Rite Aid Foundation as a new KidCents charity.

The Matty Fund is one of only 204 organizations in the nation to earn the KidCents program honor, and is receiving a $10,000 grant as a result of the designation.

The KidCents program allows Rite Aid Wellness+ customers to round their purchase up to the nearest dollar amount and donate the change to a non-profit organization of their choice.

By selecting The Matty Fund as their charity, customers will be supporting local families whose lives have been touched by epilepsy. The Rite Aid Foundation is dedicated to working with other non-profit organizations to improve the health and welfare of children in local communities.


“We are so excited for the opportunity to work with Rite Aid and participate in their KidCents program,” said Marisol Garcia, executive director of The Matty Fund. “Not only is this a great way to get the community involved in our cause, but this also validates our work in helping families across the region who are facing epilepsy and will help raise epilepsy awareness to a much wider audience.”

The Matty Fund provides family resources, raises epilepsy awareness, promotes patient safety and works to improve the lives of children and families living with the affliction.

“We are excited to be working with The Matty Fund as we launch the next phase of our KidCents program,” said Gayle Rife, manager of The Rite Aid Foundation. “Each time our customers ‘round up,’ they will be helping us make a difference in the lives of children living with epilepsy and their families, right here in Rhode Island, and we couldn’t be happier to give back to our community in such a meaningful way.”

Rite Aid customers must be a Wellness+ member in order to participate in KidCents, which can be attained through a free registration process on Members can use their Wellness+ account information to review different charity profiles Customers choose which charity they would like to support on the site, and when they shop, can donate.

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