Rite Aid holds fundraisers for children's charities

CAMP HILL, Pa. Rite Aid’s brass on Friday traded their suits and ties for jeans and t-shirts for their ninth annual Rite Aid Car Wash—where executives wash the cars of associates to help benefit the Penn State Children’s Hospital.

Other activities at the event this year included a “Rite-Athalon,” where top execs competed across three sport stations, including a football toss, a basketball shoot and a putting contest. 

And more than 20 Rite Aid headquarter associates competed in an inter-departmental Oreo eating contest. 

Rite Aid added a Rite Aid Idol contest to the fundraiser this year, where Rite Aid associates participated in a singing contest.

Associates at Rite Aid stores across the country have already raised more than $4 million for Children’s Miracle Network this year. From March 23 through May 10 store associates sold more than 3.4 million paper balloons and held fundraising events to benefit children’s hospitals in their hometowns. All proceeds from the Executive Car Wash event benefit sick children and their families in the Harrisburg area through Children’s Miracle Network and Penn State Children’s Hospital.

Rite Aid’s goal is to raise at least $200,000 through this event. Rite Aid has raised over $34 million since 1994 for 117 pediatric hospitals that benefit from the Children’s Miracle Network.

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