Celebrating 50 years of making our communities well with 50 acts of wellness

Archive November, 2012


November13Tuesday

DowellGroup Welcomes Troops Home

Baltimore, MD

Working with Operation Welcome Home Maryland, members of DowellGroup traveled to BWI airport this past November to deliver 500 reusable bags , personal care items, several cases of water, snack items and Rite Aid gift cards to returning troops.

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November23Friday

Supporting Long-Term Rebuilding Needs in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Manhattan, NY

With Hurricane Sandy wreaking the second most damage of any storm in US history, the rebuilding efforts will clearly take years not months. As its 50th Act of Wellness, Rite Aid is donating $50,000 each to the Empire State Relief Fund and the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, both dedicated to supporting long term rebuilding efforts.

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November19Monday

DowellGroup Delivers Presents to “Operation Christmas Child”

Enola, PA

The DowellGroup volunteered their time to help “Operation Christmas Child” on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, by assembling five empty shoe boxes with small gifts and delivering the boxes to a local collection center. Volunteers then mailed the collected boxes throughout the world to underprivileged children.

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November19Monday

Women’s Shelter Receives Donation from DowellGroup

Harrisburg, PA

In November, the DowellGroup donated essential items to the Shalom House women and children’s shelter in Harrisburg, PA. The Shalom House provides temporary shelter for woman and children who have nowhere else to go, transitional housing for homeless veterans and their children, and permanent housing for disabled, chronically homeless low-income women.

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November19Monday

DowellGroup Hosts Book Drive for The Salvation Army

York, PA

On Monday, November 19, the DowellGroup hosted a book drive for The Salvation Army Children’s Learning Center in York, PA. The group donated new and gently used books to the Salvation Army’s after school program that serves inner city York County students from Kindergarden to 9th grade.

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November18Sunday

DowellGroup Provides Backpack Buddies for Youth

Ashburn, VA

The DowellGroup volunteered at the Ashburn Community Center on Sunday, November 18, 2012, preparing “Backpack Buddies” for Loudoun County youth. The group filled the backpacks with healthy food, such as apple sauce and mandarin oranges.

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November15Thursday

Caring for Caregivers – Stocking the “Company Stores” of North Shore LIJ Health System

Bayshore, NY

Our RA50 truck traveled from the heavily-damaged south shore of Long Island to several locations of Staten Island, site of the most Hurricane Sandy fatalities, to stock the free stores set up for hospital employees whose homes were damaged or destroyed. More than 500 of these valiant caregivers lost their homes. Pallet after pallet of […]

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November15Saturday

Act of Wellness Pledge

Enola, PA

Members of the DowellGroup took an Act of Wellness Pledge and challenged themselves to stay active by trying Zumba! This Latin-inspired fitness program mixes dancing and cardio for a fun, full-body workout.

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November14Wednesday

Giving a Boost to Relief Efforts in Rockaway Point, NY

Rockaway Point, NY

With signs of the devastation from Hurricane Sandy still clearly visible, a tractor trailer loaded with donated products and a crew of more than 20 Rite Aid associates turned out to support the Breezy Point Cooperative Relief Center.

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November14Wednesday

Quickly Responding to Those Most in Need – Stocking the Relief Center at Floyd Bennett Field

Brooklyn, NY

Following the RA50 team’s efforts to stock the Relief Center in Rockaway Point, New York Officials reached out to Rite Aid for help in stocking another Relief Center – this one at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn. In less than 24 hours after the call for help, the Rite Aid truck arrived.

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November12Monday

Happy And Healthy Start For Military Families In Norfolk

Norfolk, VA

The final stop for RA50 was to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, a program that provides financial assistance and support to members of the Naval Services of the United States and their family members.

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November12Monday

DowellGroup Assists Veterans at Veteran’s Day Assembly

Leesburg, VA

On Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, a team of DowellGroup employees attended Catoctin Elementary School of Leesburg, VA, Veteran’s Day Assembly to greet and assist veterans with their name tags and seating.Chuck Marshall, a former Cotacin student and Army veteran who just returned home from Afghanistan, visited with students throughout the school to teach the students […]

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November12Monday

Easing The Burden For Families With Sick Children

Norfolk, VA

The next stop for the RA50 team was Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters to deliver 50 New Family Kits filled with baby care essentials, such as baby bottles, diapers and wipes to families whose infants are being cared for at the hospital.

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November11Sunday

Keeping Young Norfolk Athletes On TOP Of Their Game

Norfolk, VA

RA50 partnered with the Norfolk United Soccer Club to help them stay on top of their game. Rite Aid delivered 20 coolers filled with essentials like first aid items, bottled water and healthy snacks, plus Rite Aid gift cards for coaches to help them refill the coolers throughout the season.

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November11Sunday

Rite Aid Associates Bring Wellness To The Uninsured

Albany, NY

Pharmacist Jessica Baugh and Pharmacy Student Jill Siegfried are regular volunteers at the Capital City Rescue Mission Free Clinic in Albany, NY. The free on-site medical clinic at the Mission is open two days per week and provides wellness and preventive care for uninsured patients.

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November11Sunday

DowellGroup Sends Hope to Africa

Harrisburg, PA

DowellGroup Customer Service Representative Cheryl Klinger helped sew dressed made out of pillow cases to send to young girls through the Little Dresses for Africa organization, which sends to young girls through orphanages, churches and schools in Africa.

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November11Sunday

Rite Aid Associates or Local Heroes?

Plumsteadville, PA

Rite Aid associates from Plumsteadville, PA, volunteered at the Springtown Volunteer Fire Company for the third annual Fire Prevention Open House on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.

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November11Sunday

Rite Aid Lends A Hand To Operation Homefront And Welcomes Veterans Home

Norfolk, VA

Rite Aid celebrated Veterans Day by partnering with Operation Homefront, a program dedicated to providing unique and direct services to meet the needs of injured service members.

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November9Friday

Senior Center Gets A Visit From Rite Aid Associates

Liverpool, NY

Rite Aid associates from Liverpool, NY, volunteered twice this November at two senior lunch programs hosted by P.E.A.C.E. Inc., at senior centers located in North Syracuse, Cicero and Liverpool, NY. General Manager Kevin Neary purchased apple pies and ice cream for the events, serving more than 90 senior citizens at their annual harvest dinner.

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November8Saturday

Moving To The Atlanta Beat

Atlanta, GA

Fitness expert Denise Austin joined us on our final RA50 stop in Atlanta to lead members of Girls, Inc., in an exercise flash mob at a local Rite Aid store.

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November8Thursday

Cold & Flu Crew Keeps Atlanta On The Go

Atlanta, GA

RA50’s Cold & Flu Crew took morning commuters by surprise on their way to work at Five Points Station, Atlanta’s main MARTA hub, when they handed out packets full of flu-fighting items.

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November8Thursday

Healthy And Happy Start For New Families In Atlanta

Atlanta, GA

The next RA50 stop was Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, where Rite Aid associates received a special tour of the children’s hospital and made a delivery to families whose infants are being cared for at the hospital.

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November7Wednesday

Rite Aid Raises Awareness During National Diabetes Month With Free Public Diabetes Screening

Atlanta, GA

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States; however, over the years it has ranked higher in Atlanta, sometimes topping the charts at number five. Many times those suffering from diabetes don’t yet know they have the disease. To help call attention to the high incidence of diabetes in Atlanta, Rite Aid associates helped connect residents to resources for healthier living.

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November7Wednesday

Rite Aid Helps Springdale Place Clinic Keep Healthy

Atlanta, GA

Today, RA50 delivered a healthy dose of wellness to Atlanta area families in need. We visited Springdale Place, a 24-hour facility to assist mothers in gaining and maintaining self-sufficiency.

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November5Monday

DowellGroup Prepares Home Cooked Meal For Families

Hershey, PA

A group of DowellGroup employees spent an evening at the Ronald McDonald House in Hershey, PA, preparing a home cooked meal for families residing at the house.

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