09/25/2012

WVU Children’s Hospital to receive nearly $153,000 from Kohl’s

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Kohl’s Department Stores will present a check for $152,976 to the Kohl’s Healthy Babies program at West Virginia University Children’s Hospital at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28 at the Kohl’s store on Emily Drive in Clarksburg. Since 2000, Kohl’s has donated $877,038 to WVU Children’s Hospital.

The Healthy Babies Program at WVU Children’s Hospital provides new and expecting parents across the state of West Virginia with education and support related to parenting, infant care and development, and community programs. The program addresses topics such as crying, Shaken Baby Syndrome, car seat safety, postpartum depression and safe sleeping.

At the event, Christine Haufe, R.N., community health nurse clinician at WVU Children’s Hospital, will be educating parents on infant health and injury prevention. She will have a trio of infant simulators with her – Shaken Baby Syndrome baby, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome baby and drug withdrawal baby – to provide live demonstrations for families. She is also a National Child Passenger Safety Technician and will be available to perform car seat safety checks and education.

“For more than a decade, Kohl’s has partnered with us to provide vital outreach and education to parents across West Virginia,” Cheryl Jones, R.N., director of WVU Children’s Hospital, said. “We look forward to extending this partnership long into the future and continuing this very important work for years to come.”

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 books and plush toys with 100 percent of net profit benefitting 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 has recognized more than 13,000 kids and awarded more than $2.6 million in scholarships and prizes to date; the Associates in Action program, which encourages associate volunteerism and provided more than $35 million nonprofit organizations throughout the nation; and fundraising gift cards for schools and youth-serving organizations with up to 5 percent of the total card purchase price going back to those organizations. For more information, visit www.kohlscorporation.com.

About WVU Children’s Hospital
WVU Children’s Hospital – located on the sixth floor of Ruby Memorial, WVU Healthcare’s flagship hospital – provides maternal, infant and pediatric care for West Virginia and the surrounding region, giving care to high-risk mothers, premature infants and children with life-threatening conditions through adolescence to adulthood. For information on WVU Children’s Hospital, see www.wvukids.com.

About 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. With a commitment to environmental leadership, Kohl’s operates 1,134 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $208 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, or join the discussion on Facebook www.facebook.com/kohls or Twitter http://twitter.com/Kohls.

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For more information:
Angela Jones, News Service Coordinator, 304-293-7087
jonesan@wvuhealthcare.com
asj: 09-11-12

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