DETROIT, Mich (PRWEB) October 18, 2012
Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation and Kohl’s invite the community to celebrate Safety Day, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday October 18, 2012 at the new Children’s Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center - Canton, featuring Mike Babcock, Head Coach of the Detroit Red Wings, free bike helmets, children’s activities, music, snacks and local public safety officials. Kohl’s will also present a $545,107 check to Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation to support the Kohl’s Injury Prevention Program (KIPP) at DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
“We are grateful for the continued support of Kohl’s and the Kohl’s Injury Prevention Program,” said Larry Fleischmann, M.D., Interim President and CEO for Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. “Kohl’s is a valuable asset to our region, and their commitment to safety is essential to keeping children of all ages protected and injury free.”
Kohl’s leadership will present the donation at 5:15 p.m. to Fleischmann and Herman B. Gray, M.D., president of DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Meanwhile, the community is invited to free bike helmets and fittings, activities, music and snacks. Babcock will sign the first 75 helmets given to children 14 years and under at Kohl’s Safety Day. The event is sponsored by Kohl’s, Garden Fresh Salsa, 96.3 WDVD, Domino’s Pizza Canton #1040, and Perry’s Tents and Events.
“Kohl’s has been a dedicated supporter of children’s health in Michigan since 2000,” Gray said. “We are very fortunate to have such a great partner. Along with the donations to the Foundation, which allow us to continue injury prevention programs, Kohl’s Associates also volunteer on a regular basis to make many of our community outreach events a success.”
The KIPP at DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan offers safety educational materials and products such as smoke alarms, car seats and bike helmets to children and their families. They also visit area schools to teach kids about personal safety. Since 2000, Kohl’s has donated more than $5.2 million to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation to benefit patients and families at DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
Kohl's commitment to Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is made possible through the Kohl's Cares® cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl’s sells $5 books and
plush toys where 100 percent of net profit benefits children’s health and education programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl's has raised more than $208 million through this merchandise program. In addition to the merchandise program, Kohl's Cares® features the Kohl's Cares® Scholarship Program, which has recognized more than 15,000 kids and awarded more than $3 million in scholarships and prizes to date, and is recognizing an additional 2,200 kids in 2012 with prizes ranging from $50 Kohl’s gift cards to a total of $10,000 in scholarships. Through Kohl’s Associates in Action volunteer program, more than 500,000 associates have donated more than 1.6 million hours of their time since 2001 and Kohl’s has donated more than $47 million to youth-focused nonprofit organizations. Kohl’s also offers fundraising gift cards for schools and youth-serving organizations. For more information, visit http://www.Kohls.com/Cares.
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About Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Founded in 2003, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation supports the healthcare needs of children by raising philanthropic support for pediatric medical education, pediatric-focused research and prevention of childhood diseases and injuries. The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service and is governed by a 24-member board of directors.
Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment. With a commitment to environmental leadership, Kohl’s operates 1,146 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $208 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl's Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit http://www.Kohls.com, or join the discussion on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/kohls or Twitter http://twitter.com/Kohls.