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Kohl's Department Stores Donates $150,000 to the American Red Cross to Support Hurricane Isaac 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 05, 2012 – 06:23 PM EST

 

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., Sep. 05 /CSRwire/ - Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) today announced a $150,000 cash donation toward Hurricane Isaac relief efforts in Louisiana and Mississippi. 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 impacted by severe weather and aftermath of Hurricane Isaac,” said Julie Gardner, Kohl’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “We are confident these communities will recover from the damage and are honored to be in a position to provide financial assistance as well as volunteer service to our valued customers, associates and area residents.”

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 coordinating a Kohl’s Associates in Action volunteer event for 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 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.

For more information, please contact:

Tami Kou Manager of Public Relations
Phone: 262.703.7725

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