Local Kohl’s stores in Seekonk, Taunton, Mansfield, and North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, as well as in Smithfield and Warwick, Rhode Island, will be donating all of the profits raised from the sale of select items during the spring, summer, back-to-school and holiday seasons.
Kohl's sells kid-friendly cause merchandise, with 100% of the net profit donated to support kids’ health and education initiatives in communities nationwide. Since 2000, more than $180 million has been raised through the Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program.
These items and others are available online at www.kohls.com.
and wherever kids are on the move—on bikes, on skates, in cars—the
possibility of injury, even serious injury, is lurking
just around the corner.
Parents don’t always know the best ways to keep their kids safe, and that’s why the Injury Prevention Center (IPC) at Hasbro Children’s Hospital has teamed with Kohl’s Cares to offer a range of safety activities in the community throughout the year. This is thanks to the longstanding generosity of the Kohl’s Cares program, including a recent grant of more than $189,000.
In 2000, Kohl’s introduced Kohl’s Cares to reinforce its commitment to children’s health and education. Through the sale of special plush toys, books, CDs and cookbooks, Kohl’s donates 100 percent of the net profits to more than 160 hospital partners nationwide, including Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Since its introduction, the program has raised more than $180 million.
Recently, the Kohl’s Cares Kids on the Go program and the IPC offered free bike safety rodeo events at Kohl’s stores and other locations; experts checked children’s helmets for proper fit while volunteers from Narragansett Bikes performed bicycle mechanical safety checks. Local police taught the rules of the road on a chalk course.
Kohl’s and the IPC are active partners in car seat safety. Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for children under 14, which is why the IPC emphasizes the importance of using the appropriate child restraints and making sure they are correctly installed in vehicles. The Kohl’s Cares Kids on the Go program and the IPC organize a number of car seat events throughout the year at Kohl’s stores and other locations across Rhode Island. Throughout the year, the IPC distributes and installs more than 500 new car seats to lower-income families, thanks to the Kohl’s Cares program.
“Among all of the outreach and supporters of the IPC and its programs, Kohl’s stands out because of the depth of its commitment to Hasbro Children’s Hospital year after year,” says Dina Morrissey, MD, MPH, the IPC’s program coordinator. “Kohl’s truly cares for the children and families of Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.”
Safety tips and more information can be found online at www.ipc.rhodeislandhospital.org.
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Emily J. Quinn
Michele P. Brannigan