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Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Dollar by dollar, we’ve built a quarter-century of support – for the kids

Giving the Gift of Growing Up

Over more than 25 years, Rite Aid and The Rite Aid Foundation have supported the life-saving work of dozens of children’s hospitals in the communities we serve. 


Through in-store fundraising efforts, special events and programmatic grants, the support has given children more than critical medical care. It’s given them the chance to be kids – to learn how to ride a bike, to take on challenges like rock climbing and to just be with friends during special medical camps. It’s given them the gift of good rest, through Safe Sleep Kits that help new parents care for their children.  And it’s given them the gift of childhood, as the care they receive through CMN Hospitals lets them go on to do what kids should be doing: hanging out with friends and having fun. 


Over the past quarter century, Rite Aid in collaboration with our customers and business partners, we’ve raised and donated more than $95 million to support CMN Hospitals, often $1 at a time. Every year, Rite Aid associates across the country come together to raise money through the annual Miracle Balloon Campaign. 


All proceeds benefit 53 local children's hospitals in Rite Aid communities, funding critical treatments and healthcare services, and providing pediatric medical equipment, charitable care and more.

“We want to thank The Rite Aid Foundation for this incredible gift to fund medical camps for Penn State Children's Hospital patients. With this donation, we will be able to send more than 250 kids to 11 camps next summer. These specialized camps provide kids a week without limits. Whether kids have a ventilator, battle a heart condition, or deal with a behavioral challenge, these campers have the chance to swim, rock climb and meet new friends who are just like them in an environment that is medically safe. … Thank you for giving kids the gift of growing up!”



- Deborah Berini, president, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania.