Kohl’s Safe and Sound Holiday Safety Fair takes place December 1

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Hixson’s Kohl’s Department Store and Children’s Hospital at Erlanger Safe and Sound Program are presenting a holiday safety fair on Saturday, December 1 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Kohl’s Department Store on Highway 153.

“Kohl’s Safe and Sound Holiday Fair is just one of many free programs Children’s Hospital at Erlanger hosts for the local community to provide educational opportunities and promote family safety in our community,” said Coy Ellis, Safe and Sound Program Coordinator.  “We are looking forward to working with our partners this year to feature Chattanooga Police Department bike and helmet safety, fire safety with the Fort Oglethorpe Fire Department, car seat demonstrations, holiday hazard prevention reminders and much more.”

The Kohl’s A-Team will also be on hand with activities for children such as cookie decorating, face painting and crafts, added Ellis.

A check presentation from Kohl’s for $61,987 to Children’s Hospital representatives will take place at noon.  Kohl’s has been a proud partner of Children’s Hospital since 2006 donating $292,114 to educate the public about pediatric healthcare and safety.  This year’s donation will go towards Children’s Hospital’s injury prevention program, Safe and Sound, to educate families about the importance of keeping their children safe with prevention tips and educational opportunities. 

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 $208 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 500,000 associates have donated more than 1.2 million hours of their time since 2001 and Kohl’s has donated more than 1.6 million hours of their time since 2011 and Kohl’s has donated more than $47 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.

About Children’s Hospital at Erlanger

As the only medical center in the Chattanooga and tri-state region devoted solely to children, Children’s Hospital at Erlanger provides the best in children’s healthcare by viewing the world from a unique perspective of children and understanding what they need. Children’s Hospital is a Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center, the highest designation in the state for pediatrics.  The hospital offers a full range of pediatric subspecialists, as well as a pediatric ER, ICU, and Level III neonatal intensive care unit, providing the highest level of care in the region for premature and sick infants.

About Kohl’s Department Stores

Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment. With a commitment to environmental leadership, Kohl’s operates 1,134 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $208 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 a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com or join the discussion on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/kohls or Twitter http://twitter.com/Kohls.

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