KOHLíS donates $100,000 to the American Red Cross for Midwest flood relief efforts
Kohlís Also Encourages its Associates to Volunteer in Flooded Communities
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.ó Today Kohlís (NYSE: KSS) announced a $100,000 cash donation toward flood relief efforts in the Midwest. Kohlís is providing this donation to the American Red Cross which is delivering much-needed emergency assistance throughout the region. The donation will support state disaster relief funds, with $25,000 allocated to Wisconsin and $15,000 contributions to Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri.
In addition to a financial contribution, Kohlís is encouraging its associates to volunteer in support of cleanup efforts through its
A-Team program. When five or more Kohlís associates volunteer to help residents in the affected areas now through July 14, Kohlís will donate a $500 grant to the American Red Cross or other flood-relief nonprofits in hopes of further supporting the affected areas. To involve a Kohlís A-Team in flood cleanup efforts, contact your local Kohlís store and ask to speak with the store manager about A-Team. Find your nearest Kohlís by visiting www.kohlscorporation.com.
ďMany families in Kohlís communities will feel the impact of the floods for some time to come,Ē said Julie Gardner, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Kohlís Department Stores. ďThe American Red Cross was immediately available to help in flooded areas ó weíre pleased to provide funding as well as volunteer our time to help with this cleanup effort.Ē
Kohlís and its associates are actively involved in the communities it serves. In 2007, more than 39,000 Kohlís associates participated in the A-Team associate volunteerism program, totaling more than 136,000 hours of service and $3.2 million in grants to youth-serving nonprofit organizations. Through Kohlís Cares for Kidsģ, the company supports a merchandise program that benefits childrenís health and education initiatives; offers fundraising gift cards for schools and youth-serving organizations; and operates the Kohlís Kids Who Careģ Scholarship Program, which recognizes young volunteers.
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