Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) will donate more than $500,000 in corporate grants to nonprofits in recognition of the associate volunteer events taking place nationwide in July and August to support health and wellness initiatives. All of Kohl’s 1,160 stores are participating in volunteer events that support children’s hospitals and youth-serving organizations through the company’s Associates in Action volunteer program. “Kohl’s associates are deeply committed to giving back to the communities we serve. Volunteering is part of our culture and who we are as a company,” said Bevin Bailis, Kohl’s senior vice president, communications and public relations. “We are proud to partner with organizations across the county to support events that encourage families to live healthy lifestyles.” Through this initiative, groups of Kohl’s associates will volunteer across the country for a variety of events, including:
- back-to-school immunization clinic in San Antonio, Texas
- a car seat safety check and giveaway in Philadelphia, Pa.
- a free dental clinic for low-income children in Dallas, Texas
- an annual “Safety Day” event promoting childhood injury prevention in Detroit, Mich.