Rite Aid Foundation Donates $5,000 to Child Life/Therapeutic Recreation Department

Starlight Fun CenterThe Rite Aid Foundation recently made a $5,000 grant through its KidCents Thanks for Giving Holiday Grant program in support of Kennedy Krieger’s Child Life/Therapeutic Recreation Department.   This contribution will allow the Institute to purchase a Starlight Fun Center for children with disorders of the brain and spinal cord at Kennedy Krieger’s inpatient rehabilitation hospital.  The Fun Center is a mobile entertainment unit designed to provide children with distractions from the hardships of hospitalization by offering family friendly video games and movies.  Suitable for patients ranging in age from toddlers to young adults, the unit will also be used during therapy sessions to help meet rehabilitation goals in an engaging and entertaining way.