The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) received a $530,620.00 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 today at the Philadelphia Zoo. Since 2000, Kohl’s has donated more than $7.28 million to CHOP.
Kohl's support to expand CHOP injury prevention efforts in the Philadelphia community
“Thanks to Kohl’s long standing support of children’s health, our injury prevention efforts continue to reach more children each year in the Philadelphia community,” said Marla Vanore, RN, BSN, MHA, director of 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
Advertising programs and educational materials brought to the Philadelphia region
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 Cares® benefits children in a variety of ways
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 $257 million dollars through this merchandise program. In addition to the merchandise program, Kohl's Cares® features the Kohl's Cares® Scholarship Program, which last year recognized more than 2,300 young volunteers with more than $400,000 in scholarships and prizes. Through Kohl’s Associates in Action volunteer program, more than 834,000 Associates have donated more than 2.7 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.
Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading specialty department store with 1,160 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 our communities, Kohl’s has raised more than $257 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.