$16k donation from Kohl’s will help WVU Children’s Hospital teach proper hand-washing techniques

Kohl’s gift will be presented May 30 at BOPARC Movie Night

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University Children’s Hospital will use part of a $16,170 donation from Kohl’s Department Store of Clarksburg to educate children and their families about personal hygiene Friday, May 30, during the BOPARC Family Night under the Stars movie at the Hazel Ruby McQuain Amphitheater. 

Under the Kohl’s Cares for Kids program, Kohl’s Manager Chris Blythe will present the check at 7:30 p.m.  Before the movie staff members from WVU Children’s Hospital will distribute brochures detailing hand-washing procedures along with “germ free” pencils and stickers to the kids.

“WVU Children’s Hospital provides care for more than 6,600 children per year, but our commitment to our patients goes beyond the hospital environment,” said Cheryl Jones, R.N., director of WVU Children’s Hospital. “With Kohl’s assistance, we will be able to teach children and their families proper personal hygiene and hand-washing techniques that they can use in their daily lives.”

Kohl’s, which has supported WVU Children’s Hospital since 1999, also helps underwrite activities for children and purchase of specialized equipment for pediatric patients. Kohl’s devotes net profits from the sale of specially marked merchandise to children’s health and education. Through 2007, Kohl’s has raised more than $102 million nationwide for such initiatives, including the Kohl’s Kids Who Care® Scholarship Program.

For more information on WVU Children’s Hospital, visit www.wvukids.com.

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For more information:
Andrea Brunais, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
ddo: 05-27-08

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