This year's KCK donation will support the newly implemented Healthy Kids Child Care Curriculum and Healthy Kids Parent Curriculum. This curriculum is part of the Growing Healthy Initiative, a city-wide program in
The Growing Healthy Initiative
The mission of this initiative is to mobilize the community to assure the health and wellness of the children of the Sioux Falls Area. This is being accomplished, in part, through curriculum developed by Sanford Children's CHILD Services and taught to child care providers and parents.
The donation was announced
"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 of marketing for Kohls Department Stores. "We're proud of the partnerships weve created with children's hospitals across the country, and are excited to join Sanford Children's Hospital in this endeavor."
Kohl's commitment to Sanford Childrens Hospital is made possible through the Kohls Cares for Kids program, which raises funds for children's health and educational opportunities through the sale of special gift items. Net profits from the sales go to support childrens health and educational opportunities 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, home products and beauty 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 Kohls Web site at www.kohls.com.
Sanford Children's Hospital is the regional hub for children's healthcare with the ability to meet the multiple medical needs of thousands of children each year and is the only facility in the region to offer a vast array of specialized children's healthcare services.