Kohl's Art Generation program provides creative outlet for Milwaukee-area kids and families
Submitted by: Kohl's Department Stores
Posted: Aug 13, 2013 – 09:45 AM EST
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., Aug. 13 /CSRwire/ - Kohl's Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) today announced a $2 million donation over three years to the Milwaukee Art Museum to continue the Kohl’s Art Generation program, a youth art education initiative. The funding will support two new Kohl’s Art Generation exhibitions and the unveiling of a new Kohl’s Art Generation Lab in 2015. The donation comes from the Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, which sells special merchandise, including plush toys and books, and donates 100 percent of the net profit to benefit children's health and education initiatives nationwide.
“Kohl’s is proud to continue our partnership with the Milwaukee Art Museum and facilitate new, exciting offerings for the Kohl’s Art Generation program,” said Michelle Gass, Kohl’s chief customer officer. “We are pleased to share in the commitment of enhancing education and enriching the lives of area children and families through art and creativity.”
The Kohl’s Art Generation program consists of four main components:
“The Kohl’s Art Generation program has become the cornerstone of artistic inspiration for families who visit the Milwaukee Art Museum, thanks to Kohl’s Cares long-standing generosity,” said Brigid Globensky, Milwaukee Art Museum senior director of education and public programs. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Kohl’s Cares and provide a fun and interactive art curriculum at a time when creativity is increasingly important to our community’s future success.”
The Kohl’s Art Generation program was created in 2008 with the goal of delivering quality art education to Milwaukee-area families. Before the partnership with Kohl’s, the Milwaukee Art Museum served about 9,000 member families. Since then, the program has seen tremendous growth and now reaches more than 300,000 participants annually.
This program is one example of Kohl’s community giving. Since 2000, Kohl’s Department Stores, together with Kohl’s Cares, have combined to give more than $62 million to support charitable initiatives in the metro-Milwaukee area, including $6.3 million to the Milwaukee Art Museum. To date, the Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise program has raised more than $231 million for children’s initiatives nationwide.
To learn more about the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Kohl’s Art Generation programming, visit www.mam.org/artgeneration. To purchase Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise, visit any Kohl’s store or shop online at www.Kohls.com/cares.
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 (facebook.com/Kohls) or Twitter (twitter.com/Kohls) or get inspired on Pinterest (pinterest.com/Kohls/) and Instagram (instagram.com/Kohls).
About the Milwaukee Art Museum
Celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2013, the Milwaukee Art Museum houses a rich collection of over 30,000 works, with strengths in 19th- and 20th-century American and European art, contemporary art, American decorative arts, and folk and self-taught art. The Museum campus is located on the shores of Lake Michigan and spans three buildings, including the Santiago Calatrava-designed Quadracci Pavilion and the Eero Saarinen-designed Milwaukee County War Memorial Center. For more information, please visit www.mam.org.
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