Media Release: Kohlís donates more than $112,000 to Dayton Childrenís Hospital

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Funds will be used to encourage kids to get out and play

Kohlís donates more than $112,000 to Dayton Childrenís Hospital

11-17-2016 (Dayton, OH) -

Kohl's  donated $112,194 to Dayton Children’s Hospital at a check presentation today at Kiser PreK-6 as part of a healthy lifestyles assembly. Kohl’s volunteers introduced the importance of play and healthy lifestyle concepts to nearly 500 children through this event.

This year's grant will support the popular radio program “Kohl’s A Minute for Kids,” offering parents and families in a 20-county region tips to “get out and play” with their children.  To complement the radio campaign, the hospital will have additional information on its webpage and community outreach events focusing on this important health message for families. The “Kohl’s A Minute for Kids” program will also continue to offer an online car seat app to help parents keep their children safe on the go. The app can be found at: http://kohlssafetyonthego.com/.  

“Kohl’s has been a great supporter to help us address children’s health and safety. We are very excited about our get out and play message this year.” said Jessica Saunders, director, Center for Child Health and Wellness at Dayton Children’s. “Along with the donations which allow us to continue addressing the leading pediatric health issue in our community, childhood obesity, Kohl’s associates also volunteer on a regular basis to make many of our community outreach events a success.” 

Since 2000, Kohl’s has donated more than $2 million to Dayton Children’s Hospital. Other Dayton Children’s initiatives supported through Kohl’s Cares® include purchasing bicycle helmets and car seats to distribute free of charge to children within our service area. 

Kohl's commitment to Dayton Children’s 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 the Kohl’s Associates in Action 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 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.

For more information, contact:
Stacy Porter
Public relations manager
Phone: 937-641-3666
newsroom@childrensdayton.org

 

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