Kohl's donates $44,602 to Niswonger Children's Hospital for Family Activity Day

10/21/2013


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Kohl's Department Stores, through the Kohl's Cares® cause merchandise program, has donated $44,602 to Niswonger Children’s Hospital. Associates and managers from the Johnson City and Kingsport Kohl’s stores presented the check to Niswonger Children’s Hospital leadership at the hospital’s Family Activity Day held last month at East Tennessee State University. More than 1,200 children and family members attended the event.

The donation will support the hospital’s Kohl’s Kids on the Move program. Through this program, instructors are able to visit preschools, elementary schools, after-school programs and any organization that works with children to provide free fitness and nutrition programming. For more information on the Kohl's Kids on the Move program, call the Health Advocacy and Communications Department at Niswonger Children's Hospital at 423-431-4647 or visit www.msha.com/kohls.

“Kohl’s has been a dedicated supporter of children’s health across the country. We are very fortunate to have such a great partner here in our region,” said Steven Godbold, vice president and CEO of Niswonger Children’s Hospital. “The money they raise for our hospital helps our efforts to teach kids how to lead healthy lifestyles.”

Since 2005, Kohl’s has gifted more than $311,000 to Niswonger Children’s Hospital. Kohl's commitment to Niswonger Children’s Hospital is 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 $231 million dollars through this merchandise program since 2000.

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.

 

Niswonger Children's Hospital

Niswonger Children’s Hospital in Johnson City, Tenn., serves more than 200,000 children in a four-state, 29-county region. It is home to one of only six St. Jude Affiliate Clinics. The 69-bed children's hospital is staffed by pediatric experts who know, love and care about children and their families. The goal of Niswonger Children's Hospital is to provide safe and child-friendly care that is centered on the patient and family. For more information about Niswonger Children’s Hospital, visit www.msha.com/children.

 

About Kohl’s

Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) 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. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com, join the discussion on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/kohls) or Twitter (http://twitter.com/Kohls) or get inspired on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/kohls/) and Instagram (http://instagram.com/kohls).

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Photo ID: Kohl’s associates and Niswonger Children’s Hospital representatives flank the check presentation as Kingsport Kohl’s store manager Jamie Vandeventer (holding check) makes the ceremonious donation of $44,602 to hospital vice president and CEO Steven Godbold (white shirt).

 

 

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