Kohl’s Department Stores to Donate $21,682 to John F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation of Palm Desert for Home Safety Program
PALM DESERT, CALIF., April, 2014 – Kohl’s Department Stores has awarded a grant to the John F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation under its Kohl’s Cares® program, which is committed to children’s health and education.
The funds will support “Kohl’s Home Safety Program” to provide child-proofing home safety kits for families referred to JFK Foundation’s Home Visitation Program. Through this program, over 700 families annually are provided with home safety kits to help assure their children grow up in a safe and hazard-free home environment. The $21,682 grant was presented at 1 p.m. April 4 on the opening day of the Indian Wells Arts Festival, at the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens on Washington Street. The check was presented by a Kohl’s representative to Susan Francis, CEO of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation.
Kohl’s commitment to the John F. Kennedy Memorial is made possible through the Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl’s sells $5 books and plush toys where 100 percent of net profit benefits children’s health and education programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl’s has raised more than $231 million dollars through this merchandise program. In addition to the merchandise program, Kohl’s Cares® features the Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program, which last year recognized more than 2,300 young volunteers with more than $400,000 in scholarships and prizes. Through Kohl’s Associates in Action volunteer program, more than 669,000 associates have donated more than 2.2 million hours of their time since 2001, and Kohl’s has donated more than $63 million to youth-focused nonprofit organizations. Kohl’s also offers fundraising gift cards for schools and youth-serving organizations. For more information, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares.
“We are extremely grateful to Kohl’s for their generosity, support, their commitment to supporting children’s health and their community partnership” said Francis said. Since 2006, Kohl’s has donated $183,817 to John F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation.