MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., March 3, 2016 – Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) today announced a total of $51 million in philanthropic giving in 2015. The donations include nearly $16 million in corporate grants through Kohl’s premier associate volunteer program and approximately $19 million donated through Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise, in addition to other philanthropic giving.
“Kohl’s takes pride in being a responsible, charitable member of the communities we serve,” said Jen Johnson, Kohl’s vice president of communications. “Our associates have the ability to positively impact the nonprofits they are passionate about through our world-class volunteer program and our customers can join our efforts and make a
difference by supporting our cause merchandise program, which directly benefits children’s health initiatives nationwide.”
Each year, thousands of Kohl’s associates volunteer their time and talents to youth-serving nonprofits in communities across the country. With every qualifying event, the participating organization receives a $500 grant from Kohl’s. In 2015, associates volunteered nearly 500,000 hours benefiting more than 7,700 nonprofit organizations
through Associates in Action. Since the program’s inception in 2001, more than 3.7 million hours have been volunteered and Kohl’s has donated more than $112 million in corporate grants.
Kohl’s volunteer program is part of the company’s overall philanthropic platform, Kohl’s Cares, which includes the Kohl’s Cares Hospital Program and Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise. The merchandise features children’s books and soft toys for just $5 each, with 100 percent of net profit benefiting children’s health programs nationwide. Since
2000, Kohl’s has raised nearly $300 million for children’s initiatives through the merchandise program. Additional information on Kohl’s Cares can be found on Kohls Corporation.com.
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 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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