Kohl’s Department Stores announced on Tuesday a $1.5 million donation to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin from Kohl’s Cares, the company’s philanthropic platform, to fund the Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe & Healthy program.
The program is designed to make Wisconsin kids and families aware of safety risks in and out of their homes, and the necessary steps to help avoid injury. The gift represents the largest corporate donation to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin this year.
Injury is the leading cause of death for children ages one to 14 in the United States and in Wisconsin.
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is launching the Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe & Healthy program, which features several interactive kiosks along with mobile and digital extensions that aim to teach children and families about injury prevention.
“Kohl’s is proud to continue our partnership with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin,” said Kevin Mansell, Kohl’s chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Together, we are working to educate Wisconsin children and families about injury prevention to create a safer, healthier community.”
“With Kohl’s generous $1.5 million donation, we are honored to continue our long-standing partnership and joint commitment to the Milwaukee community,” said Bridget Clementi, director of community health, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. “Our work together allows us to develop fun and educational programs for the kids and families in our area.”