The Rite Aid Foundation has generously awarded The Chase Home a $10,000 grant as part of its 2021 Giving Tuesday grant award. The grant will support programs and services offered both at The Chase Home and in the community.
“This grant award will support everything from clinical therapy and life-skill training to vocational supports and food,” explained Meme Wheeler, executive director of The Chase Home.
Founded in 1877, The Chase Home in Portsmouth serves at-risk youth annually statewide through prevention, early intervention, residential and community-based programs. Some youth are served in the community, while others live at The Chase Home.
The Chase Home is one of nearly 500 partner charities across the country receiving a Giving Tuesday grant from The Rite Aid Foundation. The grants are funded through the KidCents customer fundraising program. Rite Aid customers enrolled in KidCents can round up their purchases in-store and online. The Rite Aid Foundation reinvests the customer contributions into local charities and missions to drive community change and support disadvantaged and underserved communities. This year’s total foundation grant allocation was $4.8 million.
“The Chase Home shares The Rite Aid Foundation’s caring commitment to creating healthier and more equitable neighborhoods,” said Matthew DeCamara, executive director of The Rite Aid Foundation, a public charity established by Rite Aid in 2001. “All of our Giving Tuesday grant recipients address the profound realities of racial inequities and health disparities through their own ways and strategies – and have done it during an unprecedented public-health crisis that has significantly interrupted normal programming, fundraising events and daily operations. We’re grateful to support their important work and uplift our neighborhoods together.”
According to Wheeler, The Rite Aid Foundation has provided assistance to The Chase Home for years. “They are an incredible support for our agency,” she said. “A $10,000 grant is an award that can change the lives of our kids and their families in many ways.”