Kohl’s Department Stores Donate $333,648 to CHOP

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large check from Kohls The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) received a $333,648 donation from Kohl's, through its Kohl’s Cares® program, to support the hospital’s injury prevention programs. The donation was presented to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia officials yesterday at Catholic Social Services in Northeast Philadelphia.

Since 2000, Kohl’s has donated more than $7.64 million to CHOP.

“We are extremely grateful to Kohl’s for their long standing support of children’s health, which has allowed us to continue our injury prevention efforts and reach more children each year in the Philadelphia community,” said Marla Vanore, director of Nursing, Trauma and Injury Prevention Programs at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. “Along with the donations that allow us to help children stay safe, Kohl’s associates also volunteer on a regular basis to make many of our community outreach events even more successful.”

This year's Kohl’s grant will support CHOP’s car seat distribution program, Mobile Safety Center, car seat safety checks, and advertising programs and educational materials brought to the Philadelphia region.  The grant will also support injury prevention programs with community partners.

Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability to children in the United States. The Kohl's Injury Prevention Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is dedicated to preventing injuries in children. Through Kohl’s generous support, the Injury Prevention Program is able to offer expert online information and resources, local safety events in the greater Philadelphia area and community car seat inspection stations. In addition, our health educators provide free injury prevention information.

Kohl's commitment to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 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 $274 million through this merchandise program. Through the Kohl’s Associates in Action volunteer program, more than 834,000 associates have donated more than 3.2 million hours of their time since 2001, and Kohl’s has donated more than $79 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.

About The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation’s first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children’s Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program receives the highest amount of National Institutes of Health funding among all U.S. children’s hospitals. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 535-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit http://www.chop.edu.

About Kohl’s
Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading specialty department store with 1,166 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering families to lead fulfilled lives, the company offers amazing national and exclusive brands, incredible savings and inspiring shopping experiences in-store, online at Kohls.com and via mobile devices. Committed to its communities, Kohl’s has raised more than $274 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 additional information about Kohl’s philanthropic and environmental initiatives, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com.

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