Kohl’s Donates Nearly $18 Million in Corporate Grants Through ‘Associates in Action’ Volunteer Program in 2014
Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE:KSS) today announced the donation of nearly $18 million in corporate grants benefiting more than 8,500 nonprofit organizations across the country in 2014 through Kohl’s best-in-class Associates in Action (AiA) volunteer program. Since the program’s inception, Kohl’s, through the AiA program, has donated nearly $100 million in corporate grants, serving thousands of youth-serving nonprofits nationwide. To kick off 2015 volunteering, today nearly 3,000 Kohl’s associates from around the country participated in Kohl’s largest-ever volunteer event in Orlando, Florida, as part of the company’s annual leadership meeting, packing 50,000 care packages of kid-friendly activity items for children receiving services from more than 160 Kohl’s Cares(R) hospital partners.
Kohl’s Associates in Action Volunteer Event Benefiting more than 160 Hospital Partners Nationwide (Photo: Business Wire)
“Kohl’s AiA program has seen a steady increase in associate participation with thousands of volunteer events held and millions of volunteer hours donated to nonprofit organizations since the program began,” said Bevin Bailis, Kohl’s senior vice president of public relations and communications. “Our associates are deeply committed to service, both in our stores and in the communities in which we do business. To keep the momentum going, Kohl’s kicked off 2015 with a volunteer event benefiting tens of thousands of patients at hospitals across America.”
The AiA program is part of Kohl’s overall philanthropic platform, Kohl’s Cares(R), which includes the Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise program, Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program, Kohl’s Cares Hospital Program and fundraising gift card program. Additional information and how to qualify for an AiA grant can be found online.
Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) is a leading specialty department store with 1,162 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering families to lead fulfilled lives, the company offers amazing national and exclusive brands, incredible savings and inspiring shopping experiences in-store, online at Kohls.com and via mobile devices. Committed to its communities, Kohl’s has raised more than $257 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares(R) cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl’s Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. For additional information about Kohl’s philanthropic and environmental initiatives, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com.
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