Kohl’s Donates $333,648 to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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group standing with checkChildren’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 Please Touch Museum, where CHOP has sponsored a well-loved, interactive exhibit since 2008.

Since 2000, Kohl’s has donated more than $7.9 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 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 donation will support CHOP’s car seat distribution program, Mobile Safety Center, car seat safety checks, community events, and advertising programs and educational materials brought to the Philadelphia region.

Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability to children in the United States. The Kohl's Injury Prevention Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is dedicated to preventing injuries in children. Through Kohl’s 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 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 soft toys, where 100 percent of net profit benefits children’s health initiatives nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl's has raised nearly $300 million through this merchandise program. Through Kohl’s volunteer program, more than 1,100,000 associates have donated more than 3.7 million hours of their time since 2001, and Kohl’s has donated more than $112 million to youth-focused nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares.

About Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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 more than 1,100 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 nearly $300 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 http://www.Kohls.com/Cares. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com.

About Please Touch Museum

Please Touch Museum’s mission is to change a child’s life as they discover the power of learning through play. Recognized locally and nationally as one of the best children’s museums, Please Touch Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $17 for adults and children age 1 and over. Children under 1 are free. For more information, please call 215-581-3181, or visit our website at pleasetouchmuseum.org.