Kohl’s to Fund Field Trips for Milwaukee-Area Schools

  Kohl’s to Fund Field Trips for Milwaukee-Area Schools

 New program to provide $750,000 in grants for unique learning opportunities
                            outside the classroom

Business Wire

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. -- February 27, 2013

Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) today announced the launch of the Kohl’s
Cares Field Trip Grant Program which will provide $750,000 in funding to
eligible schools throughout the metro-Milwaukee area to help cover the cost of
field trips during the 2013/2014 school year. 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.

“Kohl’s has long been committed to supporting children’s educational
initiatives in communities nationwide. Here in our hometown of Milwaukee,
Kohl’s is proud to help children continue to learn and grow by increasing
access to valuable experiential learning through the Kohl’s Cares Field Trip
Grant Program,” said Kevin Mansell, Kohl’s chairman, president and chief
executive officer. “Kohl’s has amazing partners and educational programs
throughout Milwaukee, and we are excited to showcase those terrific partners
by offering them as field trip destinations for our local schools. We are
thrilled to be able to help our Milwaukee-area children experience some of the
best-in-class educational resources our community has to offer.”

The Kohl’s Cares Field Trip Grant Program will allow local schools to take
advantage of engaging, educational opportunities outside the classroom without
the extra cost. The grants will cover the additional expenses schools incur
when arranging student field trips, including admission fees (including
incremental workshops), transportation, substitute teacher fees and materials
required for the experience.

As part of Kohl’s long history of charitable involvement and partnership with
premierorganizationsin its hometown of Milwaukee, Kohl’s is committed to
creating meaningful learning opportunities for area children. Grants received
through the Kohl’s Cares Field Trip Grant Program will allow teachers to
enhance classroom curriculum by visiting Kohl’s education programs with
several of its partner organizations including: Betty Brinn Children’s Museum,
Discovery World, Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Art Museum, and
the Milwaukee County Zoo.

“Kohl’s is an amazing partner and has provided phenomenal resources to allow
us to empower students to connect what they learn in the classroom and apply
it to the real world,” said Tim Greinert, president of Junior Achievement of
Wisconsin. “We are thankful to Kohl’s for creating the Kohl’s Cares Field Trip
Grant Program as it will allow more students the opportunity to step outside
the classroom and put critical life lessons in financial literacy and work
readiness into practice at the JA Kohl’s Education Center.”

“Through our valued partnership with Kohl’s, we have been able to give local
youth the opportunity to experience everything from hands-on art creation to
an interactive art gallery showcasing the fundamentals of art with the Kohl’s
Art Generation program,” said Brigid Globensky, senior director of education
and public programs at the Milwaukee Art Museum. “Now with the Kohl’s Cares
Field Trip Grant Program, even more children will have the opportunity to come
through the doors of the museum and enjoy additional art education experiences
outside of what is provided in the classroom.”

Educators from eligible schools are invited to apply for a Kohl’s Cares Field
Trip Grant beginning March 1 through May 24, 2013. Eligible schools (K - grade
8) can apply for up to three grants valued up to $1,000 each and schools
(grades 9 - 12) can apply for up to two grants valued up to $2,500 each to be
used during the 2013/2014 academic year. Grants will be provided to accepted
schools on a first-come, first-served basis March 1 through May 24 or until
the $750,000 allotment has been fully utilized.

The program is open to accredited public schools and non-profit private
schools with IRS 501(c)(3) status in the 10-county Milwaukee area, including
the counties of Dodge, Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine,
Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha. For more information on the
Kohl’s Cares Field Trip Grant Program, to apply for a grant or to view
Official Rules, visit www.Kohls.com/fieldtrip.

Since 2000, Kohl’s and the Kohl’s Cares^® program have combined to give nearly
$50 million to support charitable initiatives in the metro-Milwaukee area. For
more information on Kohl’s philanthropic efforts, visit
www.kohlscorporation.com.

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.

Contact:

Kohl’s Department Stores
Jen Johnson, 262.703.5241
jen.johnson@kohls.com
or
Kohl’s Department Stores
Tami Kou, 262.703.7725
tami.kou@kohls.com
 
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