FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Nov. 8, 2014
Contact: Shannon Dininny, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital
Kohl’s Department Stores donates $28,494 to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital
for Health and Wellness Programs
YAKIMA, Wash. — Kohl’s Department Stores donated $28,494 to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Memorial’s World Diabetes Day screening and educational event. The money will be used to promote health and wellness activities over the next year in the Yakima Valley.
The Kohl’s Healthy for Life donation will help to fund fitness and nutrition activities, including cooking demonstrations, at YV Tech. The grant also allows once again for the purchase of 1,000 bike helmets for area children, including at Memorial’s annual Fiesta de Salud Health Fair next summer.
“Memorial is thrilled to have Kohl’s continued support for programs that improve the health and wellness of the Yakima Valley,” said Anne Caffery, Memorial vice president of communications and president of The Memorial Foundation. “Through financial support and volunteer spirit, Kohl’s and its employees have shown their commitment to improving lives, and we look forward to working with them to achieve that goal.”
Since 2012, Kohl’s has donated more than $45,000 to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital and The Memorial Foundation. Other Memorial initiatives supported through Kohl’s include Children’s Village, YouthWorks and other child safety programs through community education
Kohl’s commitment to Memorial 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 www.Kohls.com/Cares.
About Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital
Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is a 226-bed, acute-care, community hospital serving Central Washington’s Yakima Valley. Memorial Family of Services includes primary care practices and specialty care services, including high-quality cardiac care, a continuum of cancer care, hospice care and advanced services for children with special health care needs. Visit Memorial online at yakimamemorial.org or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/yakimavalleymemorialhospital), Twitter (www.twitter.com/Yakima_Memorial) or Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/yvmh).
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 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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