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Published in Media Alerts on October 23, 2012 (PDF)

Kohl’s Donates $23,766 to Children’s Hospital Safety and Community Outreach Program

Media Contact: Jen Hospodor at 601-984-1105 or jhospodor@umc.edu.

WHAT: Batson Children’s Hospital’s Safety and Community Outreach program, together with Kohl’s and Safe Kids Mississippi will host a helmet and car seat safety check. Kohl’s representatives will also be on-hand to present a $23,766 check to the Safety and Community Outreach program.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 24 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Check presentation will be at 11 a.m.


WHERE: Entrance to Batson Children’s Hospital lobby


WHY: The event, made possible through the Kohl's Cares® program, promotes child safety and injury prevention through car seat inspection/ installation and helmet fittings.  Child passenger safety and helmet educational materials will also be available to families visiting the museum.


Since 2006, Kohl’s has donated more than $133,000 to Batson Children’s Hospital through the Kohl's Cares® 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.