Kohl’s Announces $3 Million in Donations for Family Health and Wellness

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kohl’s (NYSE:
KSS) announced today – in the spirit of Giving Tuesday – the company
will award $3.2 million in grants to more than 300 nonprofit
organizations across the country that work to improve the health and
wellness of children and families as part of its national giving
program, which is an extension of the company’s ongoing commitment to
health and wellness.

“Giving back to the communities our Kohl’s associates and customers call
home has always been the heart of who we are as a company. This Giving
Tuesday, as an extension of our ongoing efforts to support family health
and wellness, we’re thrilled to announce that we will be providing $3
million in grants to support organizations that champion the health and
wellbeing of children and families,” said Michelle Gass, Kohl’s chief
executive officer. “Our associates support their communities year-round
by volunteering for local charitable organizations. This grant program
is just one more way that we can pitch in to make a positive difference
at the local level.”

More than 300 organizations will receive a $10,000 grant from Kohl’s.
The donations made through Kohl’s National Giving Program are made
possible through Kohl’s philanthropic program, Kohl’s
Cares®,
 which sells children’s books and toys and donates 100
percent of the net profit to charitable initiatives nationwide.

Kohl’s congratulates all of the hundreds of grant recipients, including:

  • Lunches of Love (Rosenberg, Texas) – Lunches of Love is
    committed to ending childhood hunger by serving more than 496,000
    lunches annually to area students who would not otherwise receive a
    meal during extended school holidays and on the weekend.
  • Variety Children’s Charity of Kansas City (Shawnee, Kan.) –
    Children who have one or more of over 150 cognitive or physical
    disabilities receive equipment from Variety Children’s Charity of
    Kansas City so they can be an active part of the Kansas City community.
  • Soccer in the Streets Inc. (Atlanta, Ga.) – Soccer in the
    Streets, Inc. empowers nearly 5,000 underserved youth in the Atlanta
    area through soccer training, character development, mentoring and
    employability programs.
  • Special Equestrians (Fort Meyers, Fla.) – Each week,
    Special Equestrians provides therapeutic riding lessons to nearly 100
    participants who have a cognitive or physical disability to improve
    their physical, mental and emotional well-being.
  • Special Olympics of Southern California (Los Angeles, Calif.) –
    Special Olympics of Southern California improves the lives of 37,000
    athletes with intellectual disabilities through sports training.
  • Boys Girls Club of Greater Salt Lake (Murray, Utah) 
    More than 7,500 children participate in life-changing programs offered
    by Boys Girls Club of Greater Salt Lake that help them develop the
    skills they need to establish strong relationships and make healthy
    choices, which they carry with them into adulthood.

To view the full list of grant recipients of Kohl’s National Giving
Program, click
here
. To learn more about Kohl’s Volunteer Program click
here
.

In addition to the Kohl’s National Giving Program, the company will give
even more to children and families this holiday season through the
following initiatives.

  • Kohl’s Cares Holiday Merchandise: Located in the front of
    Kohl’s stores nationwide and available on Kohls.com
    all year long, customers can shop seasonal collections of themed books
    and coordinating toys from the Kohl’s Cares merchandise program. This
    season’s holiday collection is complete with Disney-themed
    merchandise, which features the iconic characters from the Mickey
    Mouse Club – Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy.
    Available at an incredible value of just $5 each, 100 percent of
    Kohl’s net profit benefits charitable organizations across the country.
  • Kohl’s Season of Giving Program: Kohl’s associates at its
    corporate and credit locations, including Milwaukee, New York, Dallas,
    San Antonio, and Milpitas, will spread even more holiday cheer with
    nearly $250,000 in monetary donations to more than 80 nonprofit
    organizations, as well as donations of toys and nonperishable food
    items to more than 30 nonprofits that serve children and families in
    their communities.
  • TODAY Toy Drive: For the 14th consecutive year, Kohl’s will
    gift nearly $50,000 in books and plush to the TODAY Toy Drive,
    increasing the company’s total donation over the years to more than
    $25 million.

About Kohl’s

Kohl’s (NYSE:
KSS) is a leading omnichannel retailer with more than 1,100 stores in 49
states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering families to lead
fulfilled lives, Kohl’s offers amazing national and proprietary brands,
incredible savings and an easy shopping experience in our stores, online
at Kohls.com and on Kohl’s mobile app. Throughout its history, Kohl’s
has given more than $650 million to support communities nationwide. For
a list of store locations or to shop online, visit Kohls.com. For more
information about Kohl’s impact in the community or how to join our
winning team visit Corporate.kohls.com
or follow @KohlsNews on
Twitter.

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