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Kohl's Features the Mucho Exciting Story Book Adventures of Skippyjon Jones, Coordinating Plush Toys and Backpack for $5

Kohl's Cares(R) supports children's health and education initiatives nationwide

Submitted by: Kohl's Department Stores

Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Jun 26, 2012 – 08:00 AM EST


Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) introduces the latest Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise program to young readers and parents featuring the crazy-loco adventures of Skippyjon Jones, a Siamese cat who thinks he is a super hero Chihuahua. Parents will feel like super heroes getting fun Skippyjon Jones items that also give back to local communities. Now through the end of September, Kohl’s features exclusive Judy Schachner storybooks, Skippyjon Jones, Skippyjon Jones, Class Action, Skippyjon Jones in the Dog House, Skippyjon Jones,  Lost in Spice and Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones, through the Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program. Hardcover editions, coordinating plush toys and an illustrated set of note cards are available at Kohl’s stores nationwide and online at for just $5 each, with 100 percent of the net profit benefitting children’s health and education initiatives nationwide. Also in the collection, kids will love sporting a Skippyjon Jones backpack as they head back to school – and for only $5 each, parents will love it, too!

“The thrilling tales of Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner belong in every family or classroom reading library. The stories empower children to reach for their goals and embrace their individuality while delivering laughs and smiles at an affordable price of only $5 each,” said Julie Gardner, Kohl’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “Parents and educators can be assured their purchase of the Skippyjon Jones collection will provide more than just a great book in their collection, but will also support children’s health and education initiatives within their own community. The Kohl’s Cares program has raised more than $208 million over the past 12 years with the continued support of our compassionate customers.”

Judy Schachner’s stories come to life as children read the wacky escapades of Skippyjon Jones and his amigos as they learn valuable lessons and introduce Spanish words into vocabulary. These must-have children’s stories are available in hardcover along with coordinating Skippyjon Jones, penguin, dino, sock monkey and bumble bee plush toys and children’s back pack – all for just $5 each.

“I hope that children and parents alike will love reading about my kitty boy, Skippyjon Jones, and all his adventures.  I am honored to bring these stories and illustrations to Kohl’s customers nationwide,” said author and illustrator Judy Schachner.  “I am thrilled to be a part of the Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise program and am delighted to know that all profits from these books and plush toys will benefit children’s health and education.”

Kohl’s Cares Cause Merchandise for Kids

  •  Skippyjon Jones – Introduce children to their new friend, Skippyjon Jones and watch him transform into El Skippito in this introductory tale.
  •  Skippyjon Jones, Class Action School is for the dogs….but not if Skippyjon Jones has anything to say about it. Join Skippyjon Jones as he sneaks into obedience school!
  •  Skippyjon Jones in the Dog House This clever story will teach children about the importance of minding their parents – or else they might end up in a room filled with crazy-loco Chihuahuas!
  •  Skippyjon Jones, Lost in Spice Read this fun story aloud to children and watch their excitement as they travel to Mars with Skippyjon Jones and his amigos!
  •  ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones – Join Skippyjon Jones as he and his old friends head out on a mission to find the rarest dinosaur in the world, the Skipposaurus! This book and coordinating plush are available exclusively at
  •  GREAT BACK-TO-SCHOOL ITEM: Skippyjon Jones Backpack – Great for school supplies and road trips, this multi-purpose Skippyjon Jones backpack is a must-have item for kids as they head back to the classroom!
  •  GIFT IDEA FOR TEACHERS: Skippyjon Jones Note Cards – Looking for a fun an affordable gift for a new teacher? Check out the beautifully illustrated Skippyjon Jones note cards for just $5.

Kohl’s Cares Cause Merchandise for Grown-Ups

Kohl’s has something to help busy parents get back into the school-night schedule. Crock-potâ Busy Family Recipes, Eat This, Not That! for Kids! and Campbell's Best-loved Recipes, an online exclusive, provide parents with quick and delicious recipes that everyone will love while helping make the most of family time during the busy school week. Each cookbook is available for just $5 – a quality value!

In addition to the merchandise program, Kohl's Caresâ features a scholarship program, which recognizes more than 2,200 young volunteers each year with scholarships and prizes; the Associates in Action program, which encourages associate volunteerism and has donated more than $47 million to youth-focused nonprofit organizations to date; and fundraising gift cards for schools and youth-serving nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit

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, or join the discussion on Facebook or Twitter 

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