Kohl’s Department Stores donated $83,560 to support the Kohl’s Water Safety Program at Children’s Hospital Central California.
The gift, made possible by the Kohl’s Cares ® program, will help fund the Hospital’s work to help prevent drowning tragedies. The check presentation was held during a Year-Round Water Safety event at Children’s Hospital. The event was designed to educate parents and children on drowning dangers that arise in the winter. Pre-school children learned that buckets, toilets, bathtubs and backyard fishponds can all be dangerous.
“Kohl’s support of our water safety program demonstrates this company’s commitment to the community it serves,” said James Meinert, Vice President of Children’s Hospital Foundation. “This donation will help Children’s Hospital continue to care for the children of the Central Valley.”
Kohl’s has given $425,423 to Children’s Hospital since 2004. Kohl's commitment to Children’s 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 $150 million dollars through this merchandise program. In addition, Kohl's Cares features a scholarship program, which recognizes more than 2,100 young volunteers with a total of $410,000 in scholarships and prizes this year; the Associates in Action program, which encourages associate volunteerism and provided more than $10 million in grants to youth-focused nonprofit organizations last year alone; and fundraising gift cards for schools and youth-serving organizations. For more information, visit Kohl's.