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Packard Children’s Hospital and Kohl’s Department Stores Team Up for Child Safety


PALO ALTO, Calif.
-- On Monday, October 17, Kohl’s Department Stores, in partnership with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, will host a free car seat safety event at its Redwood City location. This event is part of Kohl’s Child Safety and Outreach Program at Packard Children’s Hospital, an ongoing partnership to reduce harm to Bay Area children. Officers from the California Highway Patrol and bilingual certified 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 at this event can be made online at carseatfitting.stanfordchildrens.org or by calling (650) 736-2981.
 
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of injury-related death among children in the United States. Child safety seats and safety belts, when installed and used correctly, can prevent injuries and save lives. Yet experts estimate that as many as four out of five car seats are still installed incorrectly.
 
“Improving car seat installation is an important initiative in our efforts to reduce motor vehicle related injuries,” states Nancy Sanchez, Community Relations Manager at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. “We are pleased to have such a committed partner in Kohl’s that shares our commitment to keeping Bay Area children safe.”
 
At the event on October 17, Kohl’s will also present Packard Children’s with a check for this year’s grant, totaling $170,759. Support from Kohl’s will enable the Child Safety and Outreach Program to continue promoting car seat, bicycle, and pedestrian safety at health fairs and community events across the South Bay and Peninsula. Since 2005, Kohl’s has donated over $725,000 to Packard Children’s to help promote the health and safety of local children.
 
Kohl‘s commitment to Packard Children’s 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. Kohl‘s has raised over $180 million 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 2,100 young volunteers with a total of $410,000 in scholarships and prizes. Through Kohl’s Associates in Action volunteer program, more than 385,000 associates have donated over 1.2 million hours of their time since 2001 and Kohl’s has donated over $35 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 Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
Stanford Children’s Health, with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford at its core, is an internationally recognized leader in world-class, nurturing care and extraordinary outcomes in every pediatric and obstetric specialty from the routine to rare, for every child and pregnant woman. Together with our Stanford Medicine physicians, nurses, and staff, we deliver this innovative care and research through partnerships, collaborations, outreach, specialty clinics and primary care practices at more than 100 locations in the U.S. western region. As a non-profit, we are committed to supporting our community – from caring for uninsured or underinsured kids, homeless teens and pregnant moms, to helping re-establish school nurse positions in local schools. Learn more about our full range of preeminent programs and network of care at stanfordchildrens.org, and on our Healthier, Happy Lives blog. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is the heart of Stanford Children’s Health, and is one of the nation’s top hospitals for the care of children and expectant mothers. For a decade, we have received the highest specialty rankings of any Northern California children’s hospital, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals survey, and are the only hospital in Northern California to receive the national 2013 Leapfrog Group Top Children’s Hospital award for quality and patient care safety. Discover more at stanfordchildrens.org.

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