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Contact: Leslie Fleming
Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Kohl’s Cares® donates more than $195,000 to Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation to Support Injury Prevention Program
DETROIT, September 20, 2016 – Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation and Kohl’s invite the community to celebrate Safety Day from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 28 at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan – Troy located at 350 West Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48084. The event features Detroit Lions Legend Jason Hanson, free bike helmets, children’s activities, music, snacks and local public safety officials.
Kohl’s will present a check for $195,772 to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. The gift supports Kohl’s Injury Prevention Program (KIPP) at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan DMC, which provides injury prevention education and safety tools to decrease unintentional child deaths and injuries. Kohl’s leadership will present the donation at 5 p.m.
The community is invited to Kohl’s Safety Day for free bike helmets and fittings, activities, music and snacks. Jason Hanson will sign the first 100 helmets given to children age 14 and younger.
“We are grateful for the continued support of Kohl’s for the Kohl’s Injury Prevention Program,” said Matt Friedman, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. “We are very fortunate to have such a great partner. Kohl’s commitment to safety is essential to keeping children of all ages protected and injury free.”
Since 2000, Kohl’s has donated $6,194,443 through Kohl’s Cares® to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation to benefit patients and families at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan DMC. The KIPP at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan DMC offers safety educational materials and products such as car seats and bike helmets to children and their families. They also visit area schools to teach kids about personal safety.
Kohl’s commitment to Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is made possible through the Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl’s sells $5 books and soft toys, where 100 percent of net profit benefits children’s health initiatives nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl’s has raised nearly $300 million through this merchandise program. Through the Kohl’s Associates in Action volunteer program, more than 1,100,000 associates have donated more than 3.7 million hours of their time since 2001, and Kohl’s has donated more than $112 million to youth-focused nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares .
About the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Established in 2003, the Foundation is dedicated to advancing the health and healthcare of the children of Michigan. This is accomplished through philanthropic support for pediatric medical education, research, and community benefit programs. The Foundation granted $5.4 million in 2015 for vital pediatric health initiatives. The Foundation is an independent public charity governed by a community board of 29 directors, and is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization. Learn more at www.chmfoundation.org.
About the Children’s Hospital of Michigan www.childrensdmc.org
For nearly 130 years, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan has been dedicated to providing high quality care to children and adolescents in a caring, efficient and family-centered environment. With more than 40 pediatric medical and surgical specialty services, the hospital draws patients from nearly every Michigan County, 39 additional states, and 22 countries, annually and provides the highest level of pediatric specialty care available for children. The hospital is a national leader in cardiology and heart surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, nephrology, and orthopedics. It is ranked as one of America’s best hospitals for children and sees more children than any hospital in the state. Children’s Hospital of Michigan is one of eight hospitals operated by the Detroit Medical Center (DMC).
Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading specialty department store with more than 1,100 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, online at Kohls.com and via mobile devices. Committed to its communities, Kohl’s has raised nearly $300 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, visit http://www.Kohls.com/Cares. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com.
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