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Kohl’s Department Stores to donate more than $132,000 to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford for injury prevention, hosts free safety event

PALO ALTO, Calif.  – On Saturday, September 20, Kohl’s Department Stores and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford will celebrate another year of partnership by hosting a free car seat fitting event at the Blossom Hill Kohl’s location in San Jose. This year, Kohl’s has committed $132,371 to our hospital to support child safety services for the Bay Area community. Unintentional injuries or accidents are the number one killer of children in the United States; community outreach programs that teach the importance of safety measure can help stop unintentional harm and save lives.

Since 2004, Kohl’s has donated more than $1 million to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Support from Kohl’s helps to underwrite the Kohl’s Child Safety and Outreach Program, an ongoing partnership with our hospital to reduce harm to Bay Area children. The program promotes car seat, bicycle, pedestrian and home safety at health fairs and community events across the South Bay and Peninsula. To find safety tips for your child, visit our website at safety.stanfordchildrens.org.

Kohl's Injury Prevention - Stanford Children's Health

“We are incredibly grateful for the long-time support of Kohl’s Cares which has allowed us to build a comprehensive child safety program. Parents are thankful for what we do and we are thankful for the opportunity to be able to ensure that children in our community are safe in the car, on their bikes, as pedestrians, and in the home,” said safety technician Ben Arias.

To celebrate this year’s grant, Kohl’s will host a free car seat safety event from 10am to 1pm this Saturday, September 20 at its Blossom Hill store, located at 890 Blossom Hill Rd in San Jose. Bilingual technicians from our hospital will inspect car seats and provide parents with information and best practices.

Kohl's commitment to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford 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 $257 million through this merchandise program. For more information, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares.

About Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
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
Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading specialty department store with 1,160 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering families to lead fulfilled lives, the company offers amazing national and exclusive brands, incredible savings and inspiring shopping experiences in-store, online at Kohls.com and via mobile devices. Committed to our communities, Kohl’s has raised more than $257 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 additional information about Kohl’s philanthropic and environmental initiatives, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com.

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Authors

  • CONTACT:

    Jennifer Yuan
    Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health    
    650-497-8489
    jennifer.yuan@lpfch.org