Area Kohl’s stores raises funds with a New York Times Best Seller


Chattanooga, Tenn. – Kohl’s Department Store has announced this season’s newest fundraising items are The New York Times Book Review Children’s Picture Book Best Seller of 2008, The Pout-Pout Fish, The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark, coordinating plush toys and matching tote bag.  Local proceeds from these sales go to Children’s Hospital to support educational and safety events sponsored by Kohl’s Safe and Sound Program. 

Now through the end of June, Kohl’s Cares is featuring the beloved Deborah Diesen books and products for just $5 each. 

According to her website, Ms. Diesen describes The Pout-Pout Fish as a fun, rhyming picture book about a gloomy fish who discovers that being glum isn’t really his destiny.  Bright ocean colors, playful language, and engaging characters make the story perfect for sharing at home or at school.  Children of all ages love Mr. Fish’s transformation from a pout-pout fish to a kiss-kiss fish, and the story of The Pout-Pout Fish is all but guaranteed to turn a cranky child’s pout (or even a grown-up’s pout!) upside down.

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 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.  Kohl’s has also 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


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