Kohl’s Department Stores Donates $400,000 to Children’s Medical Center for the Kohl’s Sports Health and Wellness Outreach Program

DALLAS (Jan. 14, 2014) — Kohl’s Department Stores has donated nearly $400,000 through its Kohl’s Cares Program to support the Kohl’s Sports Health and Wellness Outreach Program at Children’s Medical Center.

The Kohl’s Sports Health and Wellness Outreach Program at Children’s provides sports injury collateral and speakers to several local youth organizations to educate coaches, parents and athletes about sports injuries and prevention. The program educates more than 15,000 coaches and 100,000 children annually in North Texas to identify ways to avoid injuries while playing sports.

We greatly appreciate Kohl’s for its continuous generosity to Children’s,” said Kern Wildenthal, M.D., Ph.D., president of the Children’s Medical Center Foundation. “The company and its volunteers’ ongoing dedication to sports health and wellness have supported our overall mission to make life better for children.”

Since 2000, Kohl’s has donated more than $3.5 million to Children’s Medical Center.  In addition to the financial support, Kohl’s volunteers have given in excess of 285 hours of time to Children’s in 2013 alone.

Kohl’s commitment to Children’s Medical Center 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 $231 million dollars 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 Kohl’s Associates in Action volunteer program, more than 669,000 associates have donated more than 2.2 million hours of their time since 2001, and Kohl’s has donated more than $63 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.

Media Contact: Meagan Abendschein
meagan.abendschein@childrens.com
214.456.5108 or 214.538.7561

About Children’s Medical Center

Founded in 1913, the not-for-profit Children’s Medical Center is the sixth-largest pediatric health care provider in the country, receiving nearly 700,000 patient visits annually with 595 licensed beds at its two full-service campuses in Dallas and Plano, and multiple specialty clinics and 16 primary care MyChildren’s locations. Children’s was the state’s first pediatric hospital to achieve Level 1 Trauma status and is the primary pediatric facility affiliated with UT Southwestern Medical Center. This year, Children’s is celebrating 100 years of making life better for children. For more information, please visit childrens.com.

 About Kohl’s

Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., 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 1,155 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $231 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, join the discussion on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/kohls) or Twitter (http://twitter.com/Kohls) or get inspired on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/kohls/) and Instagram (http://instagram.com/kohls).

 

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