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Kohl’s Department Stores have announced a donation of more than $111,000, directed toward the Kohl’s Healthy Kids Injury Prevention Program at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. This year-round program teaches children and their parents/caregivers how to prevent injuries through education on issues including bike and motor vehicle safety. The program leaders have used the hospital’s trauma registry to evaluate the needs of the community, and provide support to meet those needs. Over the past nine years, Kohl’s has donated more than $960,000 to this program.
“We greatly value our partnership with Kohl’s,” said Marie Hiddemen, Associate Director of Fund Development for the Nemours Fund for Children’s Health. “Our hospital provides expert, compassionate care to children who suffer traumatic injuries, but we would prefer that kids avoid these injuries in the first place. Kohl’s is helping us to achieve that goal, through their generous support.”
Kohl's commitment to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is made possible through the Kohl's Cares® cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl’s sells $5 books and plush toys, where 100 percent of net profit benefits children’s health and education programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl's has raised more than $257 million through this merchandise program. In addition to the merchandise program, Kohl's Cares® features the Kohl's Cares® Scholarship Program, which last year recognized more than 2,300 young volunteers with more than $400,000 in scholarships and prizes. Through the Kohl’s Associates in Action volunteer program, more than 834,000 associates have donated more than 2.7 million hours of their time since 2001, and Kohl’s has donated more than $79 million to youth-focused nonprofit organizations. Kohl’s also offers fundraising gift cards for schools and youth-serving organizations. For more information, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares.