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Kohl's Department Stores Make Donation to Injury Prevention Program

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015

Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington

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


About Nemours

Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the two free-standing children’s hospitals: the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., along with outpatient facilities in five states, delivering pediatric primary, specialty and urgent care. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens,, and offers on-demand, online video patient visits through Nemours CareConnect. Nemours is a program dedicated to preventing reading failure in young children, grounded in Nemours’ understanding that child health and learning are inextricably linked, and that reading level is a strong predictor of adult health.

Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to families in the communities it serves.