FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 12, 2014
Contact: Shannon Dininny, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital
Kohl’s Department Stores donates $6,900 to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital
for Children’s Wellness Program
YAKIMA, Wash. — Kohl’s Department Stores donated $6,900 to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital on Saturday, April 12, at Memorial’s Spring Fling into Fitness and Wellness family health and fitness event at Franklin Park, Yakima.
The Kohl’s Cares® donation will help to buy bike helmets that will be distributed to children at Memorial’s seventh annual Fiesta de Salud Health Fair, which is scheduled for July 26 at the Modern Living Building, Yakima County Fairgrounds. Helmets will be fitted and distributed to the first 500 children who attend the event.
“Memorial is thrilled to have Kohl’s continued support for programs that improve the health and wellness of the Yakima community,” said Anne Caffery, Memorial vice president of communications and president of The Memorial Foundation. “Through their 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 ensure their efforts do just that.”
In the past three years, Kohl’s has donated more than $21,000 to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital and The Memorial Foundation. Other Memorial initiatives supported through Kohl’s Cares include Children’s Village, YouthWorks and other child safety programs through community education. Kohl’s also provides books and stuffed toys on a regular basis for the foundation’s Children’s Initiative, and Kohl’s employees are encouraged to volunteer at community events throughout the year.
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, with 100 percent of net profit benefiting children’s health and education programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl’s has raised more than $231 million 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 669,000 associates have donated more than 2.2 million hours of their time since 2001, and Kohl’s has donated more than $63 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.
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 1,155 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $231 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
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