Packard Children’s awarded $150,000 child safety grant from Kohl’s
Free car seat fitting event to be hosted at Redwood City store on Tuesday, September 18
For Release: September 18, 2012PALO ALTO, Calif. -- On Tuesday, September 18, Kohl's Department Stores will award Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford with a grant of $153,996, the annual total generated through its Kohl's Cares® cause merchandise program.
Since 2005, Kohl's has donated more than $878,000 to Packard Children's through the sales of special books and plush toys, with 100 percent of net profits directed to the hospital. Support from Kohl's helps to underwrite the Kohl's Child Safety and Outreach Program, an ongoing partnership with Packard Children's to reduce harm to Bay Area children. The program promotes car seat, bicycle, and pedestrian safety at health fairs and community events across the South Bay and Peninsula.
To celebrate this year's grant, Kohl's will host a free car seat safety event at its Redwood City location. Officers from the California Highway Patrol and bilingual technicians from Packard Children's will inspect car seats and provide parents with information and best practices. Appointments for a car seat fitting with a certified technician can be made online at carseatfitting.lpch.org or by calling (650) 736-2981.
This event coincides with National Child Passenger Safety Week. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of injury and death to children ages 2 to 14 and the leading cause of injury-related death for children under 2. When installed and used correctly, child safety seats and safety belts can save lives.
Jose Gordon, Lucile Packard Foundation,firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Montiel, California Highway Patrol, email@example.com
About Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford is an internationally recognized 311-bed hospital, research center and leading regional medical network providing the full complement of services for the health of children and expectant mothers. In partnership with the Stanford University School of Medicine, our world-class doctors and nurses deliver innovative, family-centered care in every pediatric and obstetric specialty, tailored to every patient. Packard Children's is annually ranked as one of the nation's best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and is the only Northern California children's hospital with specialty programs ranked in the U.S. News Top 10. Learn more about us at lpch.org and about our continuing growth at growing.lpch.org. Friend us on Facebook, watch us on YouTube and follow us on Twitter.
About Kohl's Cares®
Kohl's has raised more than $180 million dollars through its Kohl's Cares® for Kids 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. Kohl's Cares® also features the Kohl's Cares® Scholarship Program, which last year recognized more than 2,100 young volunteers with a total of $410,000 in scholarships and prizes. Through Kohl's Associates in Action volunteer program, more than 500,000 associates have donated more than 1.6 million hours of their time since 2001 and Kohl's has donated more than $47 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.
About Kohl's Department Stores
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 1,134 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl's has raised more than $208 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, or join the discussion on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/kohls or Twitter http://twitter.com/Kohls