Kohl’s to fund $2 million grant in honor of National Go Green Event

Kohl’s Department Stores, based in Menomonee Falls, will celebrate the company’s fourth annual National Go Green Event by donating $2 million in corporate grants to nonprofits across the country focused on serving youth.


In addition to grant funding, Kohl’s will launch nationwide volunteer efforts with support from its employees to benefit selected nonprofits and projects promoting environmental efficiency and sustainability.

“Kohl’s National Go Green Event brings together our commitment to giving back and to environmental responsibility in a way that is meaningful for our associates and our communities,” said John Worthington, Kohl’s chief administrative officer.

The campaign, held each April, features philanthropic initiatives in recognition of both National Volunteer Week (April 21-27) and Earth Day (April 22).

Kohl’s has funded more than $6 million in grants to nonprofits through its philanthropic initiatives enacted during the month of April over the past four years on top of its associates’ volunteer hours.

“We are proud of our associates’ efforts to make a positive impact where they live and work and once again look forward to each and every one of our more than 1,100 locations participating as they did last year,” Worthington said.

In Milwaukee, Kohl’s employees will celebrate National Go Green by collaborating with Growing Power to cultivate an urban farm and community gardens.

Other environmental projects for National Go Green include cleaning up the beaches of Sandy Hook, N.J.; working with Habitat for Humanity to build homes in Edgewood, Md.; and assisting with cleanup of the Austin Zoo in Austin, Texas.

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