Fit Kids now impacts youth in Minnesota’s Twin Cities area in a new partnership with Perspectives, a non-profit addressing community issues around homelessness, racial disparity, and other social issues.Continue reading
The Rite Aid Foundation has generously gifted Fit Kids with a $10,000 grant as part of its annual Giving Tuesday grant award funded through Rite Aid’s KidCents customer round-up program.
“We are thrilled to receive this gift,” said Fit Kids Founder Ashley Hunter. “The funds will go a long way toward bringing our structured fitness program to many more children who need it. Rite Aid is doing right by the kids we reach with fitness resources they would otherwise lack.”
Fit Kids is one of nearly 500 partner charities across the country receiving a grant from The Rite Aid Foundation, which donated a total of $4.8 million on Giving Tuesday this year. “Fit Kids 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.”
Long-time Fit Kids supporter Cargill, a major global food industry company, has come through with yet another gift, this one for $15,000, including $5,000 in matching funds from Cargill’s Minneapolis headquarters.
The company “always wants to support youth activities,” said Brian Luce, Senior Administrative Assistant and Contributions Coordinator, Cargill Salt. “Fit Kids is a great program that gets kids outside, building strong bodies and strong minds. Plus, we checked out the new videos for the program, and they were really cool.”
Fit Kids Founder Ashley Hunter expressed her gratitude for the donation. “Cargill gives so generously, and all of us at Fit Kids appreciate their support. This funding will go a long way toward helping the youth of Redwood City and surrounding areas thrive through our structured fitness programs.”
The Bay Area retailer’s grand opening at Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco will raise funds for Fit Kids, which will conduct an in-store class on August 21.Continue reading