WVU Children’s Hospital and Kohl’s care for kids

  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University Children’s Hospital and Kohl’s Department Stores have teamed up again this year as part of the Kohl’s Cares for Kids program.

Through a $16,170 gift from Kohl’s Department Stores, WVU Children’s Hospital will provide children and their families with materials on proper hand washing techniques.

“With Kohl’s assistance, we will be able to teach children in the elementary schools proper personal hygiene and hand-washing techniques that children and their families can use in their daily lives,” said Director of WVU Children’s Hospital Cheryl Jones. “This gift is yet another example of Kohl’s commitment to the children of our state.”

Through the sale of special gift items, the Kohl’s Cares for Kids program helps to keep kids healthy with educational opportunities, injury prevention and immunization programs..

 “We’re proud of the partnerships we’ve created with children’s hospitals across the country, and are excited to continue our endeavor with WVU Children’s Hospital,” said Julie Gardner, senior vice president of marketing for Kohl’s Department Stores.

Last year, Kohl’s contributed a gift of $4,638 to WVU Children’s Hospital for similar personal hygiene awareness efforts.  Kohl’s has supported WVU Children’s Hospital since 1999.

Other community outreach programs of the department store include Kohl’s Kids Who Care, an annual youth volunteer recognition program; fundraising gift cards for local schools and non-profit youth groups; as well as an associate program to encourage volunteerism.

Each year, WVU Children’s Hospital provides care to about 7,000 newborns and children, who come from every county in West Virginia, and from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Ohio. On average, 1,800 babies are born annually at WVU Children’s Hospital, 48 percent of which are high-risk deliveries.

For more information about West Virginia University Children’s Hospital, contact (304) 598-4305 or visit http://www.wvukids.com/



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For more information:
Tara Bennett, WVU Children’s Hospital (304) 598-43

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