Kohl’s celebrates the holiday season with a safety fair and donation to Children’s Hospital

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Representatives from Kohl’s Department Store on Gunbarrel Road presented a check for $56,330 to Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.  Today’s donation will go towards the hospital’s injury prevention program, Safe and Sound.

The check presentation took place during the Kohl’s Safe and Sound for the Holidays fair.  Kohl’s A-Team, Chattanooga Police and Fire Departments, and Children’s Hospital Safe and Sound staff shared safety tips, decorated cookies and made snowflake ornaments with several hundred families who attended the fair.

Kohl’s has been a proud partner of Children’s Hospital since 2000 donating $230,127 to educate the public about pediatric healthcare and safety.

“Kohl’s is a proud supporter of giving back to the community,” said store manager, Chip Greene.  “We know the customers like the fact the donations from specific purchases stay local.”

Kohl’s commitment to Children’s Hospital 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 $180 million dollars through this merchandise program. In addition, Kohl’s Cares features a scholarship program, which recognizes more than 2,100 young volunteers with a total of $410,000 in scholarships and prizes.  Through Kohl’s Associates in Action volunteer program, more than 385,000 associates have donated more than 1.2 million hours of their time since 2001 and Kohl’s has donated more than $35 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.

Cindy Jackson, Children’s Hospital Safe and Sound program coordinator, watched Olivia Harney from Ooltewah, Tenn. as she shook purple glitter on her snowflake ornament.

Terrell, Angela, Acima, Takia and Azana Smith from East Ridge, Tenn. took a break from their holiday shopping to visit Lt. David Cowden and Abdul Swafford from the Chattanooga Fire Department.

Kristin and Claire Taylor and Ashley Nelson from Harrison, Tenn. decorated gingerbread reindeer cookies with the help from Hannah Headrick, Kohl’s supervisor of the junior department.

Avery and Parker Mixon of Lookout Mountain both took a turn sitting on Officer Eddie Mansell’s bicycle.

 

Children’s Hospital at Erlanger representatives Cindy Jackson, Cindy Rhodes, Betsy Taylor and Clay Carlton accepted a check for $56,300 from Kohl’s Gunbarrel Road Store Manager, Chip Greene.

 

Maddie King from Dalton, Ga. experienced what it feels like to have a cast on her arm with the help from Clay Carlton with Children’s Hospital at Erlanger Safe and Sound Program.

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