Special Olympics Virginia Receives Neighborhood Grant from Rite Aid Healthy Futures

More than 400 nonprofits receive $10,000 general operations grant

Special Olympics Virginia has received a $10,000 neighborhood grant from Rite Aid Healthy Futures to continue advancing its important mission focused on improving athlete performance and wellbeing while promoting diversity and inclusion.

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. SOVA joins more than 400 other nonprofits serving communities throughout the country in receiving support for work that creates healthier, more equitable neighborhoods.

A total of 415 nonprofit organizations each will receive a $10,000 general operations neighborhood grant from Healthy Futures. Located throughout Rite Aid’s 17-state footprint, supported nonprofits address critical health needs for children, including education; mental and emotional wellness; crisis prevention and awareness; disease and disability management.

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.

“During these extraordinary times, we continue to see the harsh realities of inequities and health disparities affecting children through hunger, homelessness, poverty and a growing mental health crisis,” said Matt DeCamara, executive director of Rite Aid Healthy Futures. “We offer our deepest gratitude to those dedicated organizations, staff and volunteers that wake up each day to make their neighborhoods even stronger, as well as those Rite Aid customers who support their incredible work.”

“Change can drive change,” DeCamara continued. “Thanks to generous Rite Aid customers, more than 400 grassroots nonprofits can continue their important work, all while restoring hope, resiliency and self-esteem in children. When kids are healthy, they can unlock their potential, dream big and create their own bright future.”

Rite Aid Healthy Futures, formerly known as The Rite Aid Foundation, is a public charity dedicated to driving change in communities, with an emphasis on underserved neighborhoods, focusing on the areas of health, wellness, race and equity. Visit to learn more.

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