Thousands of associates from Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) are celebrating National Volunteer Week and Earth Day by volunteering in their local communities during the company’s fifth annual National Go Green Event throughout the month of April. Across the country, Kohl’s volunteers will support youth-serving nonprofit organizations by participating in environmentally-based activities as part of Associates in Action, Kohl’s associate volunteer program. In addition to holding volunteer events, Kohl’s will donate corporate grants to each organization, expected to total more than $2 million this year and more than $10 million over the five years of the program. Throughout the month of April, groups of Kohl’s associates will volunteer across the country for events including:
- removing invasive species and planting native vegetation to preserve wildlife habitats with Tree Musketeers in Los Angeles, Calif.
- creating an outdoor classroom, weeding community gardens and cleaning up parks with the Urban Ecology Center in Milwaukee, Wis.
- landscaping yards for new homes with plants and flowers with Habitat for Humanity in Macon, Ga.
- spreading mulch to enrich and protect soil in plant beds at the Detroit Zoological Society in Detroit, Mich.