Kohl’s Department Store has made a donation to Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital. Through the Kohl’s Cares, CCCH received $36,252 to support the Kohl’s Infant Safe Sleep program. This program educates families and caregivers on proper safe sleep and proper safe sleep environments for infants. Funds came from money collected at Kohl’s Roanoke and Lynchburg stores.
Here is the press release from Carilion Clinic.
ROANOKE, Va. (Oct. 17, 2011) – Kohl’s Department Store, through the Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, has donated $36,252 to Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital (CCCH). The donations were collected from Kohl’s stores located in Roanoke and Lynchburg.
The grant will support a new program for the community – Kohl’s Infant Safe Sleep (KISS). The new program aims to better educate parents/caregivers of families in need on proper safe sleep and proper safe sleep environments for infants.
“The number one killer of infants is being placed in an unsafe sleep environment,” said Alice Ackerman, chair and chief pediatric officer at CCCH. “Kohl’s is a dedicated supporter of children’s health across the country and we are excited to have them working with us locally in educating families about safe sleep practices. Through education and support, we hope to make a difference.”
Kohl’s commitment to CCCH 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 $208 million dollars through this merchandise program. For more information, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares.
About Carilion Clinic
Carilion Clinic is a not-for-profit healthcare organization serving nearly one million people in Virginia through hospitals, outpatient specialty centers and advanced primary care practices. Led by multi-specialty physician teams with a shared philosophy that puts the patient first, Carilion is committed to improving outcomes for every patient while advancing the quality of care through medical education and research. For more information visit www.carilionclinic.org/about.
About Kohl’s Department Stores
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 1,134 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $208 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, or join the discussion on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/kohls or Twitter http://twitter.com/Kohls.