10/18/2010

Kohl’s to donate nearly $130,000 to WVU Children’s Hospital

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Kohl's Department Store will present a check for nearly $130,000 to the Kohl’s Healthy Kids University at West Virginia University Children’s Hospital at 11 a.m. Oct. 20 at the Kohl’s store on Bosley Parkway in Parkersburg. Donations were collected from Kohl’s stores throughout the state. Since 1999, Kohl’s has donated more than $566,000 to WVU Children’s Hospital.

“Kohl’s has been a great supporter of WVU Children’s Hospital for more than a decade. We are very grateful that they continue to renew their partnership with us year after year,” Cheryl Jones, R.N., director of WVU Children’s Hospital, said.

The event will feature the Kohl’s Germ Free Kids Club, which teaches children in kindergarten through third grades proper hand-washing techniques and the importance of proper hand washing to stay healthy and reduce the spread of germs.

In addition to the Germ Free Kids Club, the Healthy Kids University at WVU Children’s Hospital includes the Healthy Babies program, which provides education to new parents, and Babysitting 101, which teaches teens basic child-care skills.

Kohl's commitment to WVU Children’s Hospital is made possible through the Kohl's Cares cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl’s sells $5 books and plush toys; 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 $150 million dollars through this merchandise program.

In addition, Kohl's Cares features a scholarship program, which recognizes more than 2,100 young volunteers with a total of $410,000 in scholarships and prizes this year; the Associates in Action program, which encourages associate volunteerism and provided more than $10 million in grants to youth-focused nonprofit organizations last year alone; and fundraising gift cards for schools and youth-serving organizations. For more information, visit www.kohlscorporation.com.

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

Kohl’s Department Stores
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.  By the end of September, Kohl’s operates 1,089 stores in 49 states with a commitment to environmental leadership. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $150 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.
 

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For more information:
Angela Jones, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
jonesan@wvuh.com
asj: 10-14-10

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