Kohl’s Donates More Than $4 Million to Penfield Children’s Center

  Kohl’s Donates More Than $4 Million to Penfield Children’s Center

Donation to expand Kohl’s Building Blocks program, provide additional support
                              to local families

Business Wire

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. -- January 29, 2013

Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) today announced the continuation of its
partnership with Penfield Children’s Center, donating more than $4 million
over five years to support and expand Kohl’s Building Blocks Program. The
additional funding will allow Penfield to add bilingual care services, develop
a new community outreach program and create a digital education platform, to
increase reach throughout the metro-Milwaukee community and beyond. Currently,
the program provides support to infants, young children and their families by
providing access to specialized educational and developmental programs,
services and equipment through Penfield. The donation comes from Kohl’s
philanthropic program, Kohl’s Cares®, which sells special merchandise,
including plush toys and books, and donates 100 percent of the net profit to
benefit children’s health and education initiatives nationwide.

“We deeply admire Penfield’s mission to serve Milwaukee’s children and
families in need. Kohl’s is proud to be in a position to support such a
valuable service that positively impacts our community,” said Kevin Mansell,
Kohl’s chairman, president and chief executive officer. “We are honored to
continue our long-standing relationship with Penfield, and are pleased to
facilitate the growth of Kohl’s Building Blocks Program, which in turn will
help even more local families.”

Penfield Children’s Center works with more than 1,500 Milwaukee-area children
each year providing early intervention therapy services, Milwaukee’s largest
special care nursery, a one-of-a-kind behavior clinicandfamily,parent and
early childhood education programs. Approximately 90 percent of all families
enrolled at Penfield are living below the poverty line.

“Kohl’s tremendous gift of more than $4 million is a giant step in our
long-standing partnership and collective commitment to the Milwaukee
community,” said Christine Holmes, Penfield Children’s Center president and
chief executive officer. “Through our partnership, local children and their
families will have greater access to health resources as we work to extend
services in communities where we have identified a need. We are honored to be
partnering with Kohl’s to further develop these vital programs.”

Over the next five years, Kohl’s Building Blocks Program will continue the
integrated model of specialized professional support combined with quality
resources and early learning materials that specifically support the complex
needs of young children who have significant behavioral disorders, have been
victims of abuse or neglect or have a significant disability limiting
development, including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, birth abnormalities or
traumatic injuries.

The Kohl’s Building Blocks Program consists of three main components:

  *Child Development Services provided by qualified Child Development
    Specialists who have specialized expertise working with children with
    complex needs.
  *The Kohl’s Child Development Library where children and families can
    “check out” materials and resources to enhance health and development,
    including specialized therapy equipment and toys designed to stimulate
    development at home, between regular therapy sessions.
  *The Kohl’s Development Toolbox full of learning tools and resources that
    children and families can keep to take home to stimulate and encourage
    continuous development.

Kohl’s donation, over the next five years, will help fund the following
program enhancements:

  *The addition of a Bilingual Child Development Specialist position to focus
    on the needs of the Hispanic/Latino community to promote culturally
    sensitive, high-level services to those families that only communicate in
    Spanish.
  *The expansion of the Building Blocks Community Outreach and Online
    Platform which will increase involvement of educators, parents, community
    leaders and children in the lives of those with special needs in an effort
    to serve more children and create greater impact by bringing effective
    development programs and health services to more communities regionally
    and, potentially, nationally through their publications and online
    resources.

Since 2000, Kohl’s and Kohl’s Cares have given nearly $50 million to support
charitable initiatives in the metro-Milwaukee area, including more than $7.2
million to Penfield since 2000. For more information on Kohl’s philanthropic
efforts, visit www.kohlscorporation.com. For more information on the Kohl’s
Building Blocks program, visit www.penfieldchildren.org.

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 operates1,146stores in 49 states. In
support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than$208million
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,
visitwww.Kohls.com,or join the discussion on
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/Kohlsor Twitterhttp://twitter.com/Kohls.

About Penfield Children’s Center

Penfield Children’s Center, located in Milwaukee, Wis., is a nonprofit
organization whose sole purpose is to help infants and young children with and
without disabilities reach their full potential through education, therapy
services and family programs. The organization is named in honor of Dr. Wilder
Penfield (1891-1976), a world-renowned neurosurgeon who strongly advocated
early intervention for children with developmental delays and disabilities.
Penfieldserves more than 1,500 children with and without special needs
everyyearthrough programs including: a one of a kindBehaviorClinic, the
community's oldest and largest Special Care Nursery, Early Intervention
Services and early childhood education programs. For more information please
visit www.penfieldchildren.org.

Contact:

Kohl’s
Jen Johnson, 262.703.5241
jen.johnson@kohls.com
or
Penfield
Jason Parry, 414.345.6306
jasonparry@penfieldchildren.org
 
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