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Contact: Jill Nelson
Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
In partnership with Kohl’s Cares, The Children’s Hospital of Michigan and the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation have launched a new initiative committed to preventing unintentional childhood injury.
DETROIT, February 28, 2018 – The new Kohl’s S.A.F.E for Kids (KS4K) program Strengthening Accident-Free Environments will educate parents, other caregivers, and community professionals to enhance their ability to prevent unintentional childhood injuries. Those injuries most commonly occur in three categories; unsafe sleep, fires and burn, and car accidents. KS4K will strategically concentrate on five regions (48221, 48227, 48228, 48235, 48238) in the city of Detroit with high rates of unintentional childhood injury to increase safety knowledge and reduce unintentional injuries in children.
On Thursday, February 22, 2018 a kickoff event for KS4K was held at Focus: HOPE in Detroit. The event featured food, games, activities and giveaways, along with informative Car Seat Safety demonstrations. In total, 82 car seats were distributed to 43 families in need. Funding support from Kohl’s Cares will ensure that more children will have a chance to grow up injury free.
“Children’s injury prevention is a top priority of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation,” says Lawrence J. Burns, President and CEO, “and we are grateful for Kohl’s commitment to safety.”
Since 2001, Kohl’s has donated more than $6.9 million through Kohl’s Cares® to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation to benefit patients and families at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. 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, with 100 percent of net profit benefitting charitable initiatives nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one.
About the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Established in 2003, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is the state’s largest funder dedicated solely to advancing the health and wellness of the children of Michigan. Through funding and advocacy dedicated to three core pillars – Community Benefit, Pediatric Research and Medical Education – the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation enables researchers and community organizations to identify and implement innovations capable of advancing children’s health. Since 2011 we have provided more than 40 million in grant funding. Our current areas of focus include mental health, nutritional wellness, abuse and neglect, oncology and cardiology research and injury prevention.
About the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, www.childrensdmc.org
For more than 130 years, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan is the first hospital in the state dedicated exclusively to the treatment of children. With more than 40 pediatric medical and surgical specialties and services, it is ranked one of America’s best hospitals for children and sees more children than any hospital in the state. More Michigan pediatricians are trained at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan than at any other facility. 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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