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September 6, 2005
BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOPPING ALLOWS CONSUMERS TO ASSIST IN HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS

Donate gently used clothes and shoes at any Kohl's store to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina: Receive 15 percent off your next Kohl's purchase

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., September 6, 2005 —Just by making room in their closets for back-to-school and fall styles, consumers across the country can assist in relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Katrina. From September 11-14, Kohl's stores nationwide will collect gently used clothes and shoes for Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.), a national charity that delivers apparel items to disadvantaged children and their families. Clothing contributions will be used to assist in hurricane relief efforts.

Kohl's and K.I.D.S. have redirected the planned "Kohl's Clothes for Kids" event and now, all clothing donations will be directed towards hurricane relief. The four-day charity event, featuring collections at every Kohl's store in communities across the country, is an extension of an existing partnership between Kohl's and K.I.D.S. As an added incentive, every donor will receive a coupon worth an additional 15 percent off their next purchase at Kohl's through September 14.

Kohl's partnership with K.I.D.S. has resulted in numerous donations benefiting children and families across the country. Over the last three years, Kohl's has donated more than 2.6 million dollars worth of clothing to the organization.

"Our partnership with Kids in Distressed Situations is one more way Kohl's helps improve the lives of children in the communities we serve," said Julie Gardner, Kohl's senior vice president of marketing. "Our hearts go out to all the victims of this disaster, and we are pleased to partner with Kids in Distressed Situations to provide relief for children and families affected by this terrible storm. The need for assistance for Hurricane Katrina victims is tremendous, and we encourage Kohl's shoppers to participate in this event."

Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. (K.I.D.S.) is a national charity of leading retailers, manufacturers and licensors of children's products, in partnership with major foundations, committed to helping children in need. K.I.D.S. encourages and facilitates donations of new apparel, shoes, toys, juvenile products, and other items that benefit children who are ill, living in poverty, or the victims of natural disasters. Since its founding in 1985, K.I.D.S has donated more than $400 million worth of merchandise to children in need. For the past 20 years, two to four million children have benefited from K.I.D.S. programs each year.

"Although it is too early to know the full extent of the damage, Katrina's legacy will be felt for many years by the most vulnerable in this disaster, the children," said K.I.D.S. President, Dr. Janice Weinman. "Through the generosity of Kohl's and its customers, these contributions can make a critical difference."

About K.I.D.S.
Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. is a national charity of leading retailers, manufacturers and licensors of children's products, in partnership with major foundations, committed to helping children in need. K.I.D.S. encourages and facilitates donations of new apparel, shoes, toys, juvenile products, and other items that benefit children who are ill, living in poverty, or the victims of natural disasters.

About Kohl's
In addition to the Kohl's Clothes for K.I.D.S. event, Kohl's commitment to children is driven by the Kohl's Cares for Kids® program, which supports health and educational opportunities for children in the communities it serves. Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl's is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced national, exclusive and private brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment. Kohl's operates 674 stores in 40 states. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit Kohl's Website at Kohls.com.

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Media Contact:
Vicki Shamion, Director of Public Relations, (262) 703-1464
Lori Sansoucie, Public Relations Manager, (262) 703-6752

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