On September 28th Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation partnered with Kohl’s to host more than 100 children at a community Safety Day at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan – Troy, David K. Page Building. The event featured distribution and proper fitting of bike helmets, safety games and information, children’s activities, music, snacks, local public safety officials and a visit from former Lions legend Jason Hanson. As part of the festivities local Kohl’s executives presented a check for $195,772 to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, Dr. Scott E. Langenberg, MD , Director, Pediatric Surgery Fellows , and Dawn Cloutier RN, BSN, Program Manager Trauma, Burn & Injury Prevention at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Associates in action volunteers from fourteen area Kohl’s stores volunteered at Kohl’s Safety Day to help with the activities.
This gift supports the Kohl’s Injury Prevention Program (KIPP) at the Children’s Hospital, which provides injury prevention education and safety tools to decrease unintentional child deaths and injuries. Since 2000, Kohl’s has donated more than 6 million dollars through Kohl’s Cares® to the Foundation to benefit patients and families at the Children’s Hospital.
“We are so grateful for the continued support of Kohl’s for the Kohl’s Injury Prevention Program,” said Mable Jones, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation Trustee. “Kohl’s is a valuable partner, and their commitment to helping keep Michigan children safe is extraordinary.”
The KIPP at Children’s Hospital offers safety educational materials and products such as smoke alarms, 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.
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