Kohl’s is honoring more than 2,300 youth, ages six to 18, who have
made a positive impact on their communities with more than $425,000 in
scholarships and prizes; top winners receive $10,000 each
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 1, 2013--
Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) Kohl’s
Cares® Scholarship Program will award more than $425,000
in scholarships and prizes this year. Ranging from $50 Kohl’s gift cards
to $10,000 scholarships, more than 2,300 young volunteers who have made
a positive impact on their communities will be selected. Nominations for
kids ages six to 18 will be accepted February 1 – March 15 at kohlskids.com.
To nominate volunteers ages six to 18 for a Kohl’s Cares scholarship,
Nominations are accepted February 1 through March 15, and nominators
must be 21 years or older. Two nominees from each of the more than 1,100
Kohl’s stores nationwide will win a $50 Kohl’s gift card, and more than
200 will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward post-secondary
education. Ten national winners will be awarded a total of $10,000 in
scholarships for post-secondary education, and Kohl’s will donate $1,000
to a nonprofit organization on each national winner’s behalf.
Since the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program began in 2001, Kohl’s has
recognized more than 17,000 kids with more than $3.4 million in
scholarships and prizes. In 2013, Kohl’s celebrates its 13th
year of rewarding young volunteers. Below are just a couple of examples
of the outstanding youth recognized during last years’ program.
In 2012, Kohl’s honored national winner Brianna Moore, 15, from Detroit,
Michigan who collected, decorated and delivered food baskets that fed
more than 400 families in her community, along with collecting and
providing hats and gloves for approximately 320 local school children to
keep them warm during the harsh Detroit winter. Regional winner,
Mackenzie Bearup, 18, was recognized for founding Sheltering Books,
Inc., an organization that has collected and donated more than 100,000
books to children in homeless shelters in 35 states and underprivileged
school children in the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.
The Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program is part of Kohl’s Cares®,
Kohl’s philanthropic program focused on improving the lives of children.
Kohl’s Cares® benefits children’s health and education
initiatives nationwide through its merchandise program, featuring
special books and plush toys where 100 percent of net profit benefits
children’s initiatives; fundraising gift cards for schools and youth
serving organizations and the Associates in Action associate volunteer
program. For more information or a list of past Kohl’s Cares Scholarship
Program winners, visit kohlskids.com.
About Kohl’s Department Stores
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 1,146 stores in 49 states. In
support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more
than $208 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
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Tami Kou, 262-703-7725