Kohl's associates are giving back and going green from coast to coast
Submitted by: Kohl's Department Stores
Posted: Mar 29, 2012 – 08:00 AM EST
Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) is sending tens of thousands of its associates to volunteer in communities nationwide during the company’s third annual Kohl’s National Go Green Event (NGG) in celebration of two April events – National Volunteer Week and Earth Day. Through Kohl’s associate volunteer program, Associates in Action, Kohl’s volunteers will support youth-serving nonprofit organizations by participating in an environmentally-based activity, and Kohl’s will match those efforts with corporate grants. Through this initiative, Kohl’s will donate $2 million in grants to nonprofits nationwide for the third year in a row.
“Demonstrating Kohl’s ongoing commitment to environmental leadership and volunteerism, we are proud to once again announce that Kohl’s associates will be out in communities across the country to give back and go green,” said Julie Gardner, Kohl’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “The past two years Kohl’s National Go Green Events in honor of National Volunteer Week and Earth Day were extremely successful – resulting in thousands of volunteer hours and more than $4 million in grants for local organizations. This April, as we celebrate 50 years as a company, we are excited to continue making a meaningful difference for kids and the environment while having a powerful financial impact on local organizations.”
In April, groups of Kohl’s associates will be volunteering coast to coast for events including:
Committed to Giving Back
Kohl’s strives to be an active member of each community it serves. Part of the company’s community partnership is the Kohl’s volunteer program. Since 2001, Kohl’s associates nationwide have participated in volunteer activities that support children. When associates form teams of five or more to support a local youth-serving charity, the company supports the team’s participation with a corporate grant given directly to the charity. Since 2001:
The Kohl’s 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. Since 2000, Kohl’s has raised more than $208 million through its Kohl's Cares program.
Committed to the Environment
In addition to supporting green volunteer activities, Kohl’s is committed to being a leading environmentally responsible retailer, implementing strategies that encourage long-term resource sustainability, including:
Additional information about Kohl’s sustainability initiatives is available at www.kohlsgreenscene.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.
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