News Release

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Contact: Greg Raver-Lampman, (757) 668-7554

Kohl’s Cares® donates $116,919 to support parenting efforts

HAMPTON ROADS, Va.— Kohl’s Department Store, through the Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise program, donated $116,919 to CHKD, bringing its total gift amount to $669,312.

“Since 2004, Kohl’s has supported programs that help CHKD improve the health and well-being of area children by teaching parenting skills to parents and professionals throughout the region,” said Sam Fabian, CHKD community outreach program manager.

Kohl’s presented the check to CHKD at a September 25 program underwritten by Kohl's Cares® Family Forum on raising self-reliant children in a self-indulgent world, a program featuring nationally renowned author and speaker Dr. Jane Nelson.

Dr. Nelson’s seminar was one of dozens sponsored by Kohl’s each year. Last year, Kohl’s sponsored 53 school-based programs, reaching over 8,000 students in the Hampton Roads region, brought in 9 national speakers and 33 local experts in a variety of topics that reached 2,500 parents and professionals.

In upcoming year, Kohl’s will continue sponsor school-based programs and bring in nationally known speakers to address a variety of hot parenting topics.

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, or join the discussion on Facebook or Twitter

Kohl's commitment to Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters 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 to the merchandise program, Kohl's Cares? features a scholarship program, which recognizes more than 2,200 young volunteers each year with scholarships and prizes; the Associates in Action program, which encourages associate volunteerism and has donated more than $47 million to youth-focused nonprofit organizations to date; and fundraising gift cards for schools and youth-serving nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit

About CHKD

CHKD is the only freestanding, full-service children’s hospital in Virginia and serves the medical and surgical needs of children throughout greater Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and northeastern North Carolina.