More than 100 dedicated men and women make up the corps of the Pittsburgh School crossing guards, assigned to busy street corners in all weather conditions to ensure that children walking to school or riding buses arrive there safely.
They know the kids and the communities—often serving as the eyes and ears of the neighborhood.
The Rite Aid RA50 Team will greet several of these Ambassadors of Safety at their posts with packages of personal care and wellness items to help them stay healthy through the fall and winter months. Some of the contents in the packages will include hand sanitizer, lip balm, pain relievers and even gel shoe inserts to make those long hours on their feet more comfortable.
Every crossing guard in the City of Pittsburgh will receive a wellness package.
The visits to various locations will begin at the corner of Forbes and Murray avenues in Squirrel Hill at the post staffed by veteran crossing guard Maureen Twig, who coincidentally is also employed at the Forbes and Murray Rite Aid. Maureen is an exemplary employee in both roles, according to Rite Aid officials.
Rite Aid is celebrating its 50th anniversary with RA50, 50 acts of wellness in 12 cities across the country in partnership with local community service organizations and municipal agencies. RA50 comes to Pittsburgh Monday through Wednesday with five acts of wellness—each addressing an important community need.
The event will begin at the corner of Forbes and Murray avenues on Tuesday morning, Oct. 2, at 7:15.