Kohl's associates from coast to coast will give back in their communities by supporting youth-serving nonprofits in celebration of National Volunteer Week and Earth Day
Submitted by: Kohl's Department Stores
Posted: Apr 04, 2013 – 08:00 AM EST
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., Apr. 04 /CSRwire/ - Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) and thousands of its associates are celebrating National Volunteer Week and Earth Day by volunteering in their local communities during the company’s fourth annual National Go Green Event. 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. In addition to providing a team of volunteers to complete a project, Kohl’s will donate corporate grants to each organization. Through this initiative, Kohl’s will donate $2 million in grants to nonprofits nationwide for the fourth year in a row.
“Kohl’s National Go Green Event brings together our commitment to giving back and to environmental responsibility in a way that is meaningful for our associates and our communities,” said John Worthington, Kohl’s chief administrative officer. “Since we started the program four years ago, we have donated more than $6 million in grants to local nonprofits in addition to thousands of associates volunteering their time during the month of April. We are proud of our associates’ efforts to make a positive impact where they live and work and once again look forward to each and every one of our more than 1,100 locations participating as they did last year.”
In April, groups of Kohl’s associates will be volunteering across the country for events including:
Kohl’s Cares – Committed to Giving Back
Since 2001, Kohl’s associates nationwide have participated in volunteer activities through the Associates in Action volunteer program. 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 nonprofit. Since 2001:
Associates in Action is part of Kohl’s overall philanthropic platform, Kohl’s Cares®, which also includes the Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise program, Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program, Kohl’s Cares fundraising gift card program, partnerships with more than 160 hospitals nationwide and Kohl’s Cares: Advancing Environmental Solutions.
Kohl’s Cares – Committed to Environmental Responsibility
In addition to supporting environmentally-based volunteer activities during the National Go Green Event, Kohl’s strives to be a leading environmentally responsible retailer through strategies that include sustainable operations, stakeholder engagement and supply chain collaboration. Key initiatives include:
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 1,155 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $231 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, join the discussion on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Kohls) or Twitter (http://twitter.com/Kohls) or get inspired on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/Kohls) and Instagram (http://instagram.com/Kohls).
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