Safety Safari Event To Be Held At Red River Zoo
The event will feature a check presentation from Kohl's Cares for Kids in the amount of $32,206 at 4:55 p.m. and a Penny and Pals performance at 5 and 6:30 p.m. Families attending the Safety Safari will see animals up close and personal. Children will also win prizes by visiting various fun, interactive booths related to injury prevention. Representatives from the West Fargo Police Department, F-M Ambulance and the Fargo Fire Department will also be attending the event. A car seat safety check is also being held in conjunction with the "safari" at Gander Mountain, 2121 43rd St. S., Fargo, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Trained personnel will examine car seats to ensure that they are properly installed. Appointments must be made for the car seat check by calling (701) 234-5570.
"Kohl's introduced the Kohl's Cares for Kids program to promote children's health and educational opportunities, and is committed to playing an active role in the communities we serve," said Julie Gardner, senior vice president and chief branding officer for Kohl's Department Stores. "We're proud of the partnerships we've created with children's hospitals across the country, and are excited to join MeritCare in this endeavor."
Since 2001, Kohl's has given over $100,000 to MeritCare Children's Hospital.
Kohl's commitment to MeritCare is made possible through the Kohl's Cares for Kids program, which raises funds for children's hospitals through the sale of seasonal gift items. Net profits from the sales go to children's hospitals in the market areas served by Kohl's. Kohl's community outreach also includes Kohl's Kids Who Care, an annual youth volunteer recognition program, fundraising gift cards for local schools and non-profit youth groups, as well as an associate program to encourage volunteerism.
Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl's is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced national, exclusive and private brand apparel, shoes, accessories and home products in an exciting shopping environment. Kohl's operates 749 stores in 43 states. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit Kohl's Web site at kohls.com.