ST. LOUIS, MO., (Oct. 16, 2013) — Kohl’s Department Stores has granted SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center $107,732 to support the Kohl’s 4 Kids program, helping reduce childhood injury. With this program, local families in need will have opportunities to receive 420 car seats and 336 bike helmets, free of charge through June 2014. The check was presented by Kohl’s on Oct. 12 at the Sathya Sai Health Fair in St. Ann, Mo.
In addition to car seats, SSM Cardinal Glennon distributes and fits bike helmets at area events, where they use an interactive display to teach bike safety. The display, or Kohl’s Safety Town, is a street grid lined with typical town buildings. Children navigate peddle carts through the streets while being coached to observe street signs and safety rules.
Kohl’s Cares® has partnered with SSM Cardinal Glennon since 2005, with gifts totaling $852,429. “Kohl’s has been an outstanding partner to Cardinal Glennon in their efforts to raise awareness on child passenger and bicycle safety,” said Dan Buck, executive director of Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation. “Through their generous and substantial financial gifts to our hospital, we have made a great impact in keeping kids safe and reducing childhood risk and injury.”
For more information visit kohl4kids.org.
Kohl’s commitment to SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center is made possible through the Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl’s sells $5 books and plush toys where 100 percent of net profit benefits children’s health and education programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl’s has raised more than $231 million dollars through this merchandise program. In addition to the merchandise program, Kohl’s Cares® features the Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program, which last year recognized more than 2,300 young volunteers with more than $400,000 in scholarships and prizes. Through Kohl’s Associates in Action volunteer program, more than 669,000 associates have donated more than 2.2 million hours of their time since 2001, and Kohl’s has donated more than $63 million to youth-focused nonprofit organizations. Kohl’s also offers fundraising gift cards for schools and youth-serving organizations. For more information, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares.