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

For Release: October 14, 2011

PALO ALTO, Calif. — On Monday, October 17, Kohl’s Department Stores, in partnership with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital 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 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, 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 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


José Gordon

Robert Dicks

About Kohl's

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, or join the discussion on Facebook or Twitter.

About Stanford Medicine Children's Health

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford at its center, is the Bay Area’s largest health care system exclusively dedicated to children and expectant mothers. Our network of care includes more than 65 locations across Northern California and more than 85 locations in the U.S. Western region. Along with Stanford Health Care and the Stanford School of Medicine, we are part of Stanford Medicine, an ecosystem harnessing the potential of biomedicine through collaborative research, education, and clinical care to improve health outcomes around the world. We are a nonprofit organization committed to supporting the community through meaningful outreach programs and services and providing necessary medical care to families, regardless of their ability to pay. Discover more at