Kohl's Cares(R) supports children's health and education initiatives nationwide
Submitted by: Kohl's Department Stores
Posted: Jun 26, 2012 – 08:00 AM EST
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., Jun. 26 /CSRwire/ - 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 Kohls.com 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.”
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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 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.
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