Kohl’s Cares Donates $1.5 Million to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

  Kohl’s Cares Donates $1.5 Million to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

   Donation will fund new Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe & Healthy program aimed at
                         reducing childhood injuries

Business Wire

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. -- May 21, 2013

Kohl’s Department Stores today announced a $1.5 million donation to Children’s
Hospital of Wisconsin from Kohl’s Cares^®, the company’s philanthropic
platform, to fund the Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe & Healthy program. The program is
designed to make Wisconsin kids and families aware of safety risks in and out
of their homes, and the necessary steps to help avoid injury. The $1.5 million
gift represents the largest corporate donation to Children’s Hospital of
Wisconsin this year.

Injury is the leading cause of death for children ages one to 14 in the United
States and in Wisconsin. As children’s injury prevention is a priority for
both Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Kohl’s Cares, Children’s Hospital of
Wisconsin is launching the Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe & Healthy program, which
features several fun, interactive kiosks along with mobile and digital
extensions that aim to teach children and families about injury prevention.
The program will focus on educating children and families about the leading
causes of preventable childhood injuries in the home, including falls,
poisoning, fire and burns, choking and suffocation and drowning. The Kohl’s
Cares Grow Safe & Healthy program will also address out-of-home issues, such
as distracted driving and seat belt use.

“Kohl’s is proud to continue our partnership with Children’s Hospital of
Wisconsin,” said Kevin Mansell, Kohl’s chairman, president and chief executive
officer. “Together, we are working to educate Wisconsin children and families
about injury prevention to create a safer, healthier community.”

The Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe & Healthy program will present age-relevant
information to remind Wisconsin families that injury prevention is important
at all ages. The mobile tour, which will launch at ChocolateFest in
Burlington, Wis. on May 24, will bring educational kiosks to family-friendly
fairs and festivals throughout the year in southeastern Wisconsin.
Additionally, USB’s will be handed out at event stops, allowing families to go
online for additional information about injury prevention. Kiosks will also be
placed at seven locations in the greater Milwaukee area, and the interactive
programming will be available as a free mobile phone application.

“With Kohl’s generous $1.5 million donation, we are honored to continue our
long-standing partnership and joint commitment to the Milwaukee community,”
said Bridget Clementi, director of community health, Children’s Hospital of
Wisconsin. “Our work together allows us to develop fun and educational
programs for the kids and families in our area.”

The donation is funded through the Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise program,
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. Since 2000, Kohl’s Department Stores together with
Kohl's Cares have combined to give more than $55 million to support charitable
initiatives in the metro-Milwaukee area, including more than $8.3 million to
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to help improve the health and safety of
Wisconsin children. To date, the Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise program has
raised more than $231 million for children’s initiatives nationwide.

For more information on the Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe & Healthy program, visit
www.KohlsSafeAndHealthy.com.

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 operates1,155stores in 49 states. In
support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than$231million
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,join the discussion on Facebook
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About Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is the region’s only independent health care
system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. The
hospital, with locations in Milwaukee and Neenah, Wis., is recognized as one
of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States and is
ranked No. 4 in the nation by Parents magazine. Children’s Hospital provides
primary care, specialty care, urgent care, emergency care, community health
services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child
advocacy services and family resource centers. In 2011, Children’s Hospital
invested more than $100 million in the community to improve the health status
of children through medical care, advocacy, education and pediatric medical
research. Children’s Hospital achieves its mission in part through donations
from individuals, corporations and foundations and is proud to be a member of
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information, visit the website
at chw.org.

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Sarah Schmidt, 414.227.1535
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