Kohl's Department Stores Donates $1 Million to the American Red Cross to Support Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
Kohl's Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) today announced a $1 million cash donation toward Hurricane Sandy relief efforts along the East Coast. Kohl's is providing this donation to the American Red Cross, which is delivering much-needed emergency supplies and services in the hurricane-impacted areas.
In addition to a financial contribution, Kohl's encourages its associates to volunteer in support of cleanup efforts through its Associates in Action volunteer program. In recognition of volunteer hours, Kohl's will donate additional corporate grants to the nonprofit organizations being supported by Kohl's associates.
“Our hearts go out to the families and communities impacted by the severe weather and flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy. Kohl's wants these families to know that we are here to help,” said Vicki Shamion, Kohl's senior vice president, public relations, social marketing and community relations. “The destruction has been great, the need will be ongoing, and Kohl's is proud to be in a position to provide financial assistance, as well as volunteer service, to our valued customers, associates and residents along the East Coast.”
Kohl's Associates in Action volunteers help a range of youth-serving nonprofit organizations year-round. More than 610,000 associates have donated more than 2 million hours of their time since 2001, and Kohl's has donated more than $57 million to nonprofits throughout the nation. The Associates in Action volunteer program is part of Kohl's overall philanthropic platform, Kohl's Cares®, which is committed to supporting children's health and education initiatives nationwide.
To inquire about coordinating a Kohl's Associates in Action volunteer event for hurricane and severe weather cleanup efforts, contact your local Kohl's store and ask to speak with the store manager about Associates in Action. Find your nearest Kohl's by visiting www.KohlsCorporation.com.
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 1,146 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.