This year, Dayton Children’s received $122,194 from the Kohl’s Cares ® program to support the 2015 Kohl’s A Minute for Kids Campaign. We will be using this generous donation to create radio and television spots to help parents identify how childhood obesity affects their child.
Here are our key program messages:
- Growth charts - It's difficult to know whether a child is overweight or obese just by looking at him or her. Make sure to talk with your child's doctor about growth charts.
- Childhood obesity - Childhood obesity can cause serious diseases in children. Talk with your physician about your child's risk.
- Family affair - Combating childhood obesity required the entire family being on the same page about healthy lifestyles.
- Debunking childhood obesity myths - Challenge the myths that you hear – or may tell yourself – to get ahead of childhood weight problems
In addition, we have a downloadable "app' to help ensure your child is safe on the go!
About the Partnership
Every day, people and companies across our region are doing amazing things to support kids. Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. is no exception. Through its Kohl’s Cares® program, Kohl’s strives to be an active member of each community where it does business. Right here in the Miami Valley, Kohl’s donates 100% of the net profits of special Kohl’s Cares® merchandise to Dayton Children’s to support the Kohl’s a Minute for Kids campaign.
Through the Kohl’s a Minute for Kids campaign Dayton Children’s is able to distribute life saving health and safety information to parents and caregivers across the region. Currently, the Kohl’s a Minute for Kids campaign produces popular radio spots and parent handouts to address the key pediatric health concerns in our community.
In addition to the generous financial gift from the Kohl’s Cares® program, Kohl’s associates have volunteered countless hours at Dayton Children’s events. And, thanks to the Kohl’s Associates in Action volunteer program, their efforts are paying big dividends. Through Kohl’s Associates in Action, associates form teams of five or more to support a local children’s charity. Kohl’s rewards and supports the team’s participation with a $500 corporate grant given directly to the charity. Last year Dayton Children’s received thousands of dollars from the Associates in Action program which is used to fund additional health and safety programming.
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Kohl's Cares® Merchandise
Every season, Kohl's offers special items for sale with all profits donated to children's hospitals – including Dayton Children’s. You can view the entire collection of stuffed animals, books and much more at Kohl's Cares® Merchandise.
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