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Kohl's Department Stores Donates $250,000 to the American Red Cross to Support Hurricane Irene Relief Efforts

Kohl's associates also encouraged to volunteer in impacted communities

Submitted by: Kohl's Department Stores

Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Sep 01, 2011 – 03:59 PM EST


Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) today announced a $250,000 cash donation toward Hurricane Irene relief efforts. Kohl’s is providing this donation to the American Red Cross, which is delivering much-needed emergency supplies and services in the hurricane-impacted areas.

In addition to a financial contribution, Kohl’s encourages its associates to volunteer in support of cleanup 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 hearts go out to the families and communities that were impacted by the devastating flooding and severe destruction resulting from Hurricane Irene,” said Julie Gardner, Kohl’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “We sincerely hope that by providing financial assistance and rallying our associates to volunteer, we can provide much-needed support to our customers, associates and residents along the East Coast.” 

Kohl’s Associates in Action volunteers support a range of local nonprofit organizations year-round. More than 400,000 associates have donated more than 1.3 million hours of their time since 2001 as a result of this program, and Kohl’s has donated more than $38 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 in communities nationwide.

To inquire about involving a Kohl’s Associates in Action volunteer program in hurricane and severe weather cleanup efforts, 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

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 1,097 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $180 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

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