VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - The Lowndes County Children's Advocacy Center is now an official member of the Rite Aid KidCents program.
A ceremony was held Tuesday morning at the Rite Aid store on Inner Perimmeter Road in Valdosta to mark the occasion and present the center with a $10,000 dollar grant.
The Lowndes County Children's Advocacy Center works to provide a safe environment for sexually and physically abused children.
"This money will go towards making them really feel at home when they come to the center," said CAC development coordinator Brittny Hammock. "We provide therapy to these children at no cost and this money will go towards snacks, teddy bears for the kids, as well as art supplies for the therapy that we provide."
Rite Aid customers can choose to round their purchases up to the nearest dollar, with the extra change going to the KidCents program which in turn donates the money to organizations that help children in need.
Rite Aid's district manager for the Valdosta area said Rite Aid's 4700 stores will be giving back over $2 million dollars to organizations like the CAC across the country over the next seven days. "Over the course of the next week, there'll be 204 check presentations for over $2 million that will be presented from KidCents to small, local charities," explained district manager Bruce Norton.