CVS stores to donate more than $5 million worth of seasonal treats to local communities nationwide

Thursday, April 9, 2020

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), today announced it will donate more than $5 million worth of seasonal treats to local community organizations across the country to help families celebrate upcoming holidays, including Easter. Earlier this month, CVS also began surprising home prescription delivery and drive-thru customers with free spring-themed greeting cards. These efforts aim to spread happiness and human connection during a time of social distancing.

Field leaders and managers at CVS Pharmacy stores will select local organizations to receive the donations, focusing on hospitals, food banks, senior centers, youth programs and other critical resources.

“Many won’t be partaking in their usual holiday celebrations with family and friends,” said George Coleman, Senior Vice President of Merchandising at CVS Health. “We hope this small gesture will help put a smile on people’s faces.”

CVS Pharmacy stores remain open to ensure customers and patients have access to critical pharmacy and health services, as well as everyday health and wellness needs and groceries. Customers are encouraged to follow social distancing guidelines and take advantage of drive-thru and free delivery options; to locate a nearby CVS Pharmacy location or confirm store hours, visit CVS.com/stores.

For more information about how CVS Pharmacy’s parent company, CVS Health, is responding to the pandemic, please visit the frequently updated COVID-19 Resource Center.

About CVS Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is America's leading retail pharmacy with over 9,700 locations. It is the first national pharmacy to end the sale of tobacco and the first pharmacy in the nation to receive the Community Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, the leading health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. CVS Pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS Pharmacy is available at http://www.cvshealth.com.

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