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Published in Press Releases on November 08, 2012 (PDF)

Kohl’s Donates to Children’s Hospital Safety initiatives

Media Contact: Jen Hospodor at 601-984-1105.

JACKSON, Miss. – The Kohl’s department store in Flowood recently donated $23,766 to the Batson Children’s Hospital’s Safety and Community Outreach program.

Mallory Berg, outreach specialist, with Markeyta Dillon and Kason Wilson (baby)
Mallory Berg, outreach specialist, with Markeyta Dillon and Kason Wilson (baby)

The funds were presented at a helmet and car seat safety check held by the Safety and Community Outreach program and SafeKids Mississippi.  The money will be used to support the initiatives of the program, such as helmet and car seat safety checks, parenting classes and other safety outreach events in the community.

“Our goal with this program and our duty to Mississippi is to work within our communities to keep children out of our hospital and our emergency department because of preventable injuries,” said Guy Giesecke, chief executive officer of Batson Children’s Hospital. “ We are so grateful to Kohl’s for their support.  They are truly a partner in our efforts to protect our children.”

Since 2006, Kohl’s has donated more than $133,000 to Batson Children’s Hospital. Kohl's commitment to Batson 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.

About Batson Hospital
Batson Children’s Hospital, part of Children’s Healthcare of Mississippi, is located at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. It is the only hospital in the state devoted exclusively to the care and treatment of sick and injured youngsters.  More than 150,000 children from all of the state’s 82 counties come to Batson each year.  The spectrum of care ranges from well-child care for healthy newborns to care for cancer, birth defects, epilepsy, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, neurological disorders, pulmonary disease, trauma, allergies, diabetes and numerous other childhood illnesses.

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.

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Mallory Berg, Michael Hughes, Jennifer Stephen, Elizabeth Foster, Denise Pullens, Stephanie Isbell, Shannon Wentz.
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Mallory Berg, outreach specialist, with Markeyta Dillon and Kason Wilson (baby)
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