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November 8, 2013 — The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia received a $429,051 donation from Kohl's through the Kohl’s Cares® program to support the hospital’s injury prevention efforts. The donation was presented to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia officials today at a bike safety presentation at St. Francis de Sales School in West Philadelphia.
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. The grant will also support injury prevention programs in the community.
“Kohl’s has been a long-time supporter of children’s health and is helping to make a difference here in the Philadelphia community. Thanks to Kohl’s continued support, our safety and education efforts reach more children each year,” said Marla Vanore, MHA, BS, RN, director of trauma and injury prevention programs at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. “Along with the donations that allow us to implement our injury prevention programs, Kohl’s associates also volunteer on a regular basis to make many of our community outreach events successful.”
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, community car seat inspection stations, and a mobile safety center offering child safety products such as car seats, bike helmets and home safety products at low prices. In addition, our health educators teach children and adults about injury prevention topics in a variety of settings, such as schools and community events.
Since 2000, Kohl’s has donated more than $6.7 million to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia through Kohl’s Cares.
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, with 100 percent of net profit benefiting children’s health and education programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one.
Kohl's has raised more than $231 million 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 669,000 associates have donated more than 2.2 million hours of their time since 2001, and Kohl’s has donated more than $63 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 527-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents.
Based in Menomonee Falls, WI, Kohl’s 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 1,155 stores in 49 states.
In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $231 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.
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