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Kohls Cares for Kids Benefits Sanford Childrens Hospital

Since 2001, Kohl's Department Store has raised money through the Kohl's Cares for Kids (KCK) program to benefit children in our community.

Since 2001, Kohl's Department Store has raised money through the Kohl's Cares for Kids (KCK) program to benefit children in our community. Funds are raised through the sale of special items, such as plush animals, books and CDs, four times a year. As a result, this year, Kohl's presented Sanford Children's Hospital with more than $32,000 today, bringing their total giving to Sioux Valley's pediatric healthcare programming to more than $150,000.

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 Sioux Falls area.

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. Sioux Valley Child Care Center staff is currently in the process of completing this curriculum.

The donation was announced September 28, 2006 during a recognition luncheon at Sioux Valley Hospital to thank Kohl’s for their continuous support of children’s healthcare. This luncheon followed a visit to the Sioux Valley Child Care Center to watch the curriculum in action.

"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 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 Sanford Children's Hospital in this endeavor."

Kohl's commitment to Sanford Children’s Hospital is made possible through the Kohl’s 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 children’s 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 Kohl’s Web site at

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.

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