MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Kohl’s Department Stores will present a check for $117,574 to the Kohl’s Healthy Babies program at West Virginia University Children’s Hospital at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22 at the Kohl’s store on Emily Drive in Clarksburg. Since 2000, Kohl’s has donated $994,611 to the Ruby Memorial Hospital-based WVU Children’s Hospital.

The Kohl’s Healthy Babies program at WVU Children’s Hospital is an innovative program that provides year-round community education and outreach focused on infant illness and injury prevention. Orchestrated by Christine Haufe, R.N., community health nurse clinician at WVU Children’s Hospital, families are provided education through follow-up phone calls after the birth of a baby, community-sponsored events, group classes, one-on-one education or use of the program website.

“Through this program, we educate parents and families on child development, nutrition, injury prevention, shaken baby syndrome, sudden infant death syndrome, car seat safety and immunizations,” Haufe said. “The overall focus always revolves around keeping infants safe and healthy and improving the state’s statistics regarding infant health and safety.”

Haufe will be on hand from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Aug. 22 event to perform car seat safety checks. Those unable to attend who have questions or need car seat assistance can contact her at 304-598-6011.

Kohl’s commitment to WVU Children’s Hospital 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, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl’s has raised more than $231 million dollars 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 2,300 young volunteers with more than $400,000 in scholarships and prizes. Through Kohl’s Associates in Action volunteer program, more than 669,000 associates have donated more than 2.2 million hours of their time since 2001, and Kohl’s has donated more than $63 million to youth-focused nonprofit organizations. Kohl’s also offers fundraising gift cards for schools and youth-serving organizations. For more information, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares.

About WVU Children’s Hospital
WVU Children’s Hospital – located on the sixth floor of Ruby Memorial, WVU Healthcare’s flagship hospital – provides maternal, infant and pediatric care for West Virginia and the surrounding region, giving care to high-risk mothers, premature infants and children with life-threatening conditions through adolescence to adulthood. For information on WVU Children’s Hospital, see www.wvukids.com.

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 1,155 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 (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).
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