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This month, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children received a gift of $130,337 from the Kohl’s Cares® program. For the seventh year in a row, this generous grant from Kohl’s Department Stores will be used to enhance the hospital’s injury prevention education programs to local communities.
On Friday, November 2, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and Kohl’s hosted a family fun day at the Kohl's store in Middletown, DE. The donation was presented by Kohl’s district manager Denise Merson to Managing Director of the Nemours Fund for Children’s Health Lori Counts, and was followed by activities throughout the store. The hospital’s Trauma and Injury Prevention staff was onsite to educate children and families about common safety concerns.
Over the past seven years, Kohl's has donated $764,329 to Nemours, helping to fund the Kohl’s Healthy Kids Injury Prevention Program, develop educational materials on injury prevention, and sponsor safety events for children and families. “We are grateful to Kohl’s for this generous gift and for their ongoing commitment to keeping Delaware’s children healthy and safe. We truly appreciate and value this partnership and the support of the Kohl’s organization,” said Ms. Counts.
Kohl’s is a family-focused, value oriented specialty department store that is committed to the communities it serves. Kohl’s supports children’s health, education, and environmental initiatives in communities nationwide, making our communities happier, healthier, greener places to live and work. In 2000, Kohl’s introduced the Kohl’s Cares® philanthropic program to support children’s health and education initiatives in the communities we serve. Since that time, the Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program has raised more than $208 million for children nationwide.
Kohl’s sells special Kohl’s Cares® merchandise including books and plush toys, throughout the year, with 100 percent of the net profit benefiting health and educational opportunities for children nationwide. Each Kohl’s Cares® purchase helps Kohl’s support more than 160 hospital partners nationwide.
In addition to the hospital partnerships, the Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program, has recognized more than 15,000 kids and awarded more than $3 million in scholarships and prizes to date, and is recognizing an additional 2,200 kids in 2012 with prizes ranging from $50 Kohl’s gift cards to a total of $10,000 in scholarships.
In addition, through the Kohl’s Associates in Action program, more than 500,000 Associates have donated more than 1.6 million hours of their time since 2001 and Kohl’s has donated more than $47 million to nonprofits throughout the nation.
About Kohl's Department Stores
Based in Menomonee Falls, WI, Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty, and home products in an exciting shopping environment. With a commitment to environmental leadership, Kohl’s operates 1,134 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $208 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl's Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com, or join the discussion on Facebook or Twitter.