September 17, 2008
KOHL'S DONATES $500,000 TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS FOR HURRICANE IKE RELIEF EFFORTS
Kohlís also encourages its associates to volunteer in impacted communities
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., September 17, 2008 – Today Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) announced a $500,000 cash donation toward Hurricane Ike relief efforts in the Gulf Coast region. Kohl’s is providing this donation to the American Red Cross, which is delivering much-needed emergency assistance in the hurricane-impacted areas.
In addition to a financial contribution, Kohl’s is encouraging its associates to volunteer for hurricane cleanup efforts. In exchange for volunteer hours, Kohl’s will make corporate grants to the nonprofit organizations that associates support.
“With 28 stores and more than 2,500 associates in the hurricane-impacted area, Kohl’s is committed to the communities where we do business. We know this is a critical time of need for the Texas Gulf Coast,” said Julie Gardner, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Kohl’s Department Stores. “We are proud to support the American Red Cross in its efforts to offer emergency assistance to the region, as well as mobilize our associates to further assist with the hurricane recovery efforts.”
To request a team of Kohl’s volunteers for hurricane cleanup efforts, contact your local Kohl's store and ask to speak with the store manager. Find your nearest Kohl’s by visiting www.kohls.com.
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. By the end of November, Kohl’s will operate 1,004 stores in 48 states. A company committed to the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $102 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares for Kids® philanthropic program. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.kohls.com.
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