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Kohl’s Department Stores Raise Money for Packard Hospital

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MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Just weeks before its 11-store debut in Northern California’s Bay Area, Kohl’s Department Stores today announced plans to give back to the communities served by its stores through partnerships with the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford and the Children’s Hospital and Research Center at Oakland.

Kohl’s goal is to raise $120,000 each year for each of the two children’s hospitals in the Bay area. The specific programs to be supported by Kohl’s efforts will be selected based on needs in the community.

Kohl’s supports children’s hospitals nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares for Kids? program, which raises funds through the sale of special items in Kohl’s stores four times each year. The Kohl’s stores in the Bay Area will sell three books by Karma Wilson titled “Bear Snores On,” “Bear Wants More,” and “Bear Stays Up for Christmas” and five plush toys – a bear, rabbit, gopher, badger and beaver. Each item will be sold for $5 with 100 percent of the net profits from the Bay Area stores sales going to the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, and Children’s Hospital and Research Center at Oakland.

“We believe in making children’s health and education a priority in our communities,” said Dave Eske, Kohl’s regional manager. “Through the Kohl’s Cares for Kids program, our company, our associates and our customers help address the needs for youth in our communities. We’re proud to be an active part of the community.”

The Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford is at the forefront of many medical breakthroughs including the development the chicken pox vaccine, gene therapy and organ transplants. The Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford is responsible for the longest living pediatric heart transplant recipient (23 years-and-counting). The Children’s Hospital and Research Center at Oakland has the largest pediatric intensive care unit in Northern California and serves more than 176,000 patients a year. The hospital has the only pediatric emergency department and the only designated pediatric trauma center between Los Angeles and Seattle.

Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl’s is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced national brand apparel, shoes, accessories and home products. Including the new stores it opens in October, the company operates 637 stores in 40 states. For a list of store locations, or for additional information, visit Kohl’s Website at