Area Kohl’s stores raise over $60,000 for Children’s Hospital at Erlanger

Kohl’s Department Store and Children’s Hospital at Erlanger Safe and Sound Program hosted a holiday safety fair today at the department store on Highway 153. During the fair, Kohl’s presented Children’s Hospital with a check for $61, 987 to support children’s health and education in the community.

“We are able to raise this money through Kohl’s Care Merchandise sales at area stores,” said Kohl’s district manager, Charles Smith. “Our company’s focus is on health and education. It is great to be able to donate to Children’s Hospital and keep the proceeds in our community.”

Kohl’s shoppers not only enjoyed the holiday deals in the store today, some also saw a surprise fly-over provided by Erlanger’s LIFE FORCE air medical team. Children’s Hospital and Kohl’s employees were also available to share tips with the adults on holiday safety and play games or decorate cookies with the children.

“This is our second year partnering with Kohl’s and working with area agencies such as the Chattanooga fire and police departments to host a safety fair,” said Coy Ellis, Safe and Sound Program Coordinator. “We are extremely fortunate to work with so many people who care about the families in our community.”

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. 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 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.

Elisia and Grace Jarvis with Lt. Jones

Elissa Jarvis, age six, and her four-year-old sister, Grace, from Hixson, Tenn., joined Lt. Terry Jones on the fire truck.

Sydney Lawson

Sydney Lawson, a three-year-old from Hixson, Tenn. decorated a cookie to match her holiday outfit.

Isaac Koller

Issac Koller, from Signal Mountain, Tenn., stands with Children’s Hospital mascot, T.C. Tiger.

Jonas Henry and Kimberly Stephens

Three-year-old Jonas Henry from Chattanooga, Tenn. is a big fan of the fire department. Children’s Hospital safety educator, Kimberly Stephens, helped him put on the gloves and helmet.

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Representatives from Children’s Hospital at Erlanger and Kohl’s gather for a photograph of the check presentation as LIFE FORCE flew over the store.

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Kohl’s representatives Charles Smith, District Manager; David Lowrey, Hixson Store Manager, and Alana Theis, District Loss Prevention Manager stand with Coy Ellis, Safe and Sound Coordinator and Yogi Anderson, Erlanger Foundations Director.

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