Kohl's Department Stores, through the Kohl's Cares® cause merchandise program, has donated $31,167 to Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital (CCCH). The donations were collected from Kohl’s stores located in Roanoke and Lynchburg.
The grant will support the Kohl’s Infant Safe Sleep (KISS) program, which launched in the Roanoke Valley last fall. The program aims to better educate parents/caregivers of families in need on proper safe sleep and proper safe sleep environments for infants.
“The No. 1 killer of infants is being placed in an unsafe sleep environment. Because of the Kohl’s Cares grant, in the last year we were able to provide 139 cribs to families in need, providing a safe sleep option for them,” said Alice Ackerman, chair and chief pediatric officer at CCCH. “We are thrilled to be in partnership with Kohl’s, and appreciate their dedication to children’s health. Education is so important and can make all the difference in a child’s well-being.”
Kohl's commitment to CCCH is made possible through the Kohl's Cares® cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl’s sells $5 books and plush toys, with 100 percent of net profit benefiting children’s health and education programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl's has raised more than $231 million through this merchandise program. For more information, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares.