MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.--(Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) today announced a $25,000 cash donation in response to the recent wildfire which caused widespread damage and evacuations in the state of Colorado. Kohl’s is making this donation to the American Red Cross which will deliver much-needed emergency assistance throughout the affected communities including those near Colorado Springs.)--
“We are honored to be in a position to provide financial assistance as well as volunteer service to our valued customers, associates and area residents. While the wildfire has left a trail of destruction, we are confident in the resilience of these communities.”
In addition to a financial contribution, Kohl’s is encouraging its associates to volunteer for recovery efforts through its Associates in Action volunteer program. In recognition of volunteer hours, Kohl’s will donate corporate grants to the nonprofit organizations being supported by Kohl’s associates.
“Our thoughts and sympathies are extended to the families and communities in Colorado impacted by the massive wildfire. Kohl’s wants these families to know that we are here in support during containment and recovery,” said Julie Gardner, Kohl’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “We are honored to be in a position to provide financial assistance as well as volunteer service to our valued customers, associates and area residents. While the wildfire has left a trail of destruction, we are confident in the resilience of these communities.”
Kohl’s Associate in Action volunteers help a range of youth-serving nonprofit organizations year-round. 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 nonprofits throughout the nation. The Associates in Action volunteer program is part of Kohl’s overall philanthropic platform, Kohl’s Cares®, which is committed to supporting children’s health and education initiatives nationwide.
To inquire about involving a Kohl’s Associates in Action volunteer program, contact your local Kohl’s store and ask to speak with the store manager about Associates in Action. Find your nearest Kohl’s by visiting www.kohlscorporation.com.
About Kohl’s Department Stores
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 1,134 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 www.Kohls.com, or join the discussion on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/kohls or Twitter http://twitter.com/Kohls.