Kohl’s Cares Donates $3.7 Million to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

  Kohl’s Cares Donates $3.7 Million to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Business Wire

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. -- June 11, 2014

Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) today announced the renewal of its
partnership with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin with a donation of $3.7
million over the next three years to continue support of the Kohl's Cares Grow
Safe & Healthy Program, which is designed to make Wisconsin kids and families
aware of safety risks in and out of their homes, and the necessary steps to
avoid injury. 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.

The Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe & Healthy Program is a multi-platform, interactive,
community-based program that teaches children at different developmental
stages how to stay safe in their environments – in the home, outdoors and on
the go. Program components include “Keep Spriggy Safe,” a free mobile app, an
interactive Mobile Unit and stationary digital kiosks at community gathering
places.

"Kohl’s Cares and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin share a commitment to
children’s health and education, and we are honored to continue our
partnership and work to keep Wisconsin families safe and well,” said Bevin
Bailis, Kohl’s senior vice president, public relations and communications. “We
are very proud of the Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe & Healthy Program and are
inspired by the impact the program continues to make in the Milwaukee
community and beyond.”

Kohl’s Cares donation will support enhancements to the mobile app and website,
KohlsSafeandHealthy.com, expanded mobile tour community outreach, digital
kiosk installations and a new educational partnership with the YMCA in
Southeastern Wisconsin and Fox Valley. The Kohl’s Healthy Kids: It’s Your
Move! exhibit area at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, sponsored by Kohl’s Cares
and Children’s Hospital, also will be refreshed and updated.

“With Kohl's generous donation, we can continue to offer this valuable program
while honoring Kohl’s long-standing partnership and joint commitment to
keeping our community safe and healthy," said Bridget Clementi, Children's
Hospital of Wisconsin director of Community Health Services. "The Kohl’s Cares
Grow Safe & Healthy Program has received positive feedback since it launched
last year. We’re excited for the opportunity to expand it so much further."

Since 2000, Kohl's Department Stores together with Kohl's Cares have combined
to give more than $75 million to support charitable initiatives in the
metro-Milwaukee area, including more than $12 million to Children's Hospital
of Wisconsin to help improve the health and safety of local children.

About Kohl’s

Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading specialty department store with 1,160 stores
in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering families to lead
fulfilled lives, the company offers amazing national and exclusive brands,
incredible savings and inspiring shopping experiences in-store,
onlineatKohls.comand via mobile devices.Committed to our communities,
Kohl’s has raised more than$257 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 additional information about Kohl’s philanthropic and environmental
initiatives, visitwww.Kohls.com/Cares.For a list of store locations and
information, or for the added convenience of shopping online,
visitwww.Kohls.com.

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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. It is
ranked No. 4 in the nation by Parents magazine and ranked in 9 specialty areas
in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals report.
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
2012, Children’s Hospital invested more than $117million 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.

Contact:

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Sara Silver-Traband, (414) 704-1566
ssilvertraband@chw.org
or
Kohl’s
Jen Johnson, (262) 703-5241
jen.johnson@kohls.com
 
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