Kohl's Makes $93,378 Donation to Blank Children's Hospital
October 29, 2012
Blank Children's Hospital
On Saturday, October 27, Kohl's presented Blank Children's Hospital with a $93,378 donation as part of its Kohl's Cares® program. The check presentation took place at the Waukee Family YMCA with Kohl's associates and Blank Children's Hospital employees present. As part of the donation, Iowa Health - Des Moines, Blank Children's Hospital and the Waukee Family YMCA hosted a Healthy Halloween event, which provided a healthy, fun and safe alternative to outdoor trick-or-treating.
The donation will be used for the Kohl's All Kids Healthy program at Blank Children's Hospital. Through this program, nearly 3,200 kids will learn the importance of being physically active as well as achieving proper nutrition through healthy meals and snacks. Education provided through the Kohl's All Kids Healthy program will help children make life-long healthy choices and minimize their risk for obesity.
"For seven years now, Kohl's Cares® has been making an impact at Blank Children's Hospital," says David Stark, President and Chief Operating Officer at Blank Children's. "Their commitment to children's health and education is felt across the nation, and locally here at Blank Children's. We are proud to have their partnership and continued support to make an impact for children and families."
Since 2005, Kohl's has donated more than $529,397 to Blank Children's. Other initiatives supported through Kohl's Cares® include Happy Bear, School Nurse Conference, and the Just for Kids Care Cart.
Kohl's commitment to Blank 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, directing 100 percent of net profit benefits to 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 www.kohlscorporation.com.
Pictured above from l-r: Ami Bolles, Waukee Family YMCA; Scott Avery, Kohl's; Tracy Schroder, Kohl's; Julia Richards Krapfl, Blank Children's Hospital; Janna Hiatt, Blank Children's Hospital; and Eric Kress, Waukee Family YMCA.