SLDC Becomes a Rite Aid KidCents Charity

Sep 30

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Dan Griggs
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(714) 821-3620 ext. 236



Buena Park, CA September 15, 2014. On September 16th The Rite Aid Foundation presented a $10,000 KidCents grant to Speech and Language Development Center (SLDC). The check was presented to SLDC at the Rite Aid pharmacy in Seal Beach. In addition to the grant, SLDC will participate in the KidCents “change round up program.” Rite Aid customers participate by logging in with their Wellness cards at: and naming the participating charity they want to support. The next time the customer shops at Rite Aid, their purchase will be rounded up to the nearest dollar and their change will be designated to their charity.




“We are thrilled to be able to participate in The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program. Our school and therapy center serves children and young adults, three months through 21 years who have special needs. We’ve been called the best kept secret in Southern California but we want people to know about SLDC and this helps raise awareness while also supporting our mission,” SLDC CEO Dawn O’Connor said.


SLDC is one of 204 inaugural KidCents charities, which were selected by Rite Aid associates across the country. Each will receive a $10,000 KidCents grant, totaling over $2 million in donations from The Rite Aid Foundation. Since its inception in 2001, The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded more than $17 million to nonprofit organizations, and Rite Aid has partnered with its customers to raise and donate $65 million to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country.


About Speech and Language Development Center
Speech and Language Development Center is a non-profit school and therapy center serving children and young adults, age three months through 21 years. Drawing on over 50 years of knowledge, skill and success, SLDC provides remediation for language/learning, emotional/social and neurologically-based needs to students with a broad scope of diagnoses, including Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Center is certified by the California State Department of Education and licensed by the California State Department of Social Services. For more information, see


Rite Aid Corporation
Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2014 annual revenues of $25.5 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at


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