Kohl’s teaches kids and parents how to be safe

Kohl’s Department Store has announced it will donate $725,000 to Support Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to launch the Kohl’s Cares: The Great Safety Adventure, a mobile education  unit designed to reduce the number of childhood injuries at home. The vehicle is expected to make more than 75 stops throughout Wisconsin this year.
Green Bay Packers safety, Nick Collins, will be present today, for the official announcement that will be held at Kohl’s West Allis location, 2601 S. 108 St., from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
“Children’s Hospital is so grateful to have a partner like Kohl’s that cares about the safety of children in our community,” said Bridget Clementi, director of community health, Children’s Hospital and Health System. “Kohl’s Cares: The Great Safety Adventure will be a vital component to our community outreach programs.”
The mobile unit is a semitrailer retrofitted to represent a 1,200-square-foot home dedicated to home safety. During the tour of the life-sized house, parents and their children learn how to prevent injuries resulting from the five leading risks found inside and outside the home. These include falls, poisoning, fires and burns, choking and suffocation, and drowning.
 “At Kohl’s, we are very dedicated to children in our community,” said Julie Gardner, Kohl’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “We feel it is our responsibility to give back to the communities we serve as much as we can by supporting kids’ health and education initiatives nationwide, including best-in-class programs like the Kohl’s Cares: The Great Safety Adventure right here in our own hometown.” For more information on Kohl’s Cares: The Great Safety Adventure, visit http://www.bluekids.org/kohlscares/.

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