Kohl’s Cares Grants More Than $373,955 to Riley Hospital for Children
INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 20, 2015) – Kohl's Department Stores, through the Kohl's Cares® cause merchandise program, has donated $373,955 to Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health to provide ongoing support for Kohl’s Caring For Our Kids. The Riley Children’s Foundation program focuses on preventing child abuse and neglect and promoting positive parenting skills. One hundred thousand incidents of child abuse or neglect are reported every year in Indiana.
Riley hospital patients, Dr. Roberta Hibbard (director of child protection programs at Riley Hospital for Children), Dr. Fred Rescorla, and Dr. Shannon Thompson appear in public service announcements airing throughout Central Indiana. The PSAs stress the importance of calling 911 or the Child Abuse Hotline if you know or suspect a child is in danger.
“Kohl’s Caring For Our Kids serves a vital role in the best interest of children,” said Dr. Hibbard. “Increasing awareness of these efforts is paramount. To prevent child abuse and neglect, we must expose its terrible truths. It hits close to home for all of us, whether we’re aware of it or not. Together, we can reduce the number of children who suffer due to abuse, neglect or accidental injury.”
Kohl’s Cares donations for Riley Hospital are collected from Kohl’s stores located throughout Central Indiana. To date, Kohl’s has gifted $4,794,952 to Riley Children’s Foundation and its initiatives.
Visit KohlsCaringForOurKids.org to learn about parenting tips and multiple organizations providing support for children and families.
About Riley Children’s Foundation
Riley Children’s Foundation supports Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Camp Riley and the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home. As Indiana’s only comprehensive hospital dedicated exclusively to the care of children, Riley Hospital has provided compassionate care, support and comfort to children and their families since 1924. Each year children from all 92 Indiana counties turn to Riley Hospital and its regional clinics throughout the state more than 300,000 times. Riley Hospital’s partnership with Indiana University Health and its strong affiliation with the Indiana University School of Medicine make Riley Hospital the leader in pediatric care in the state and the region. For more information, visit RileyKids.org.
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 1,155 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $231 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, join the discussion on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/kohls) or Twitter (http://twitter.com/Kohls) or get inspired on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/kohls/) and Instagram (http://instagram.com/kohls).