Detroit, MI (PRWEB) July 30, 2014
Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation and Kohl’s invite the community to celebrate Safety Day from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 6 at the Kohl’s store in Livonia (29580 7 Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48152). The event will feature Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser, free bike helmets, children’s activities, music, snacks and local public safety officials. Kohl’s will present a check for $299,497 to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.
The gift supports Kohl’s Injury Prevention Program (KIPP) at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan DMC, which provides injury prevention education and safety tools to decrease unintentional child deaths and injuries. Since 2000, Kohl’s has donated more than $5,940,950 through Kohl’s Cares® to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation to benefit patients and families at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan DMC.
“We are grateful for the continued support of Kohl’s for the Kohl’s Injury Prevention Program,” said Tony Werner, president and CEO for Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. “Kohl’s is a valuable partner, 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 p.m. to Werner and Christina Shanti, M.D., chief of pediatric surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan DMC. Meanwhile, the community is invited to Kohl’s Safety Day for free bike helmets and fittings, activities, music and snacks. DeKeyser will sign the first 100 helmets given to children age 14 and younger. The event is sponsored by Kohl’s, 96.3 WDVD-FM, Garden Fresh Salsa, Domino’s Pizza, Joe Cornell Entertainment, and Perry’s Tents and Events.
The KIPP at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan DMC 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.
“Kohl’s has been a dedicated supporter of children’s health in Michigan since 2000,” Shanti 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.”
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 $257 million dollars through this merchandise program. In addition to the merchandise program, Kohl's Cares® features the Kohl's Cares® Scholarship Program, which last year recognized more than 2,300 young volunteers with more than $400,000 in scholarships and prizes. Through Kohl’s Associates in Action volunteer program, more than 834,000 Associates have donated more than 2.7 million hours of their time since 2001, and Kohl’s has donated more than $79 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.
About Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Established in 2003, the CHM 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, and child advocacy efforts. The 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. Learn more at http://www.chmfoundation.org.
About the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, http://www.childrensdmc.org
For more than 125 years, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan is the first hospital in the state dedicated exclusively to the treatment of children. With more than 40 pediatric medical and surgical specialties and services, the hospital is a leader internationally in neurology and neurosurgery, cardiology, oncology, and diagnostic services; it is ranked one of America’s best hospitals for children and sees more children than any hospital in the state. More Michigan pediatricians are trained at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan than at any other facility. Children’s Hospital of Michigan is one of eight hospitals operated by the Detroit Medical Center (DMC).
Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading specialty department store with 1,160 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 our communities, Kohl’s has raised more than $257 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 additional information about Kohl’s philanthropic and environmental initiatives, visit http://www.Kohls.com/Cares. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit http://www.Kohls.com.
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