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Associates in Action

At Kohl's, we believe that everybody has the ability to make a difference. Through our Associates in Action volunteer program, our Associates continue to positively impact our local communities by volunteering with qualifying youth-serving, ages birth to 18 years, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations as classified by the IRS. In Wisconsin, Associates are also encouraged to help make a difference in women's health by volunteering with qualifying Wisconsin-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that focus on breast cancer as classified by the IRS. In support of our Associates' volunteer efforts, Kohl's will provide a $500 grant to qualifying organizations.

Since 2001, program efforts have resulted in more than:

  • 176,000 Volunteer Events
  • $97 Million in Grants
  • 1 Million Associate Volunteers
  • 3.2 Million Volunteer Hours

To qualify for an Associates in Action $500 grant:

  • A minimum of five Kohl's Associates from one Kohl’s location must volunteer for a minimum of three consecutive hours in one day
  • The activity must benefit a qualifying youth-serving, ages birth to 18 years, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (or Wisconsin-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that focuses on breast cancer)
  • Funds must be used to directly support youth, ages birth to 18 years, community-wide (or breast cancer initiatives for women in the larger Wisconsin community)

As our program is volunteer based, Associates may not be able to participate in every request; however, according to Associates, the number one reason for volunteering is "because someone asked."

  • How to work with Associates in Action
    Please submit requests 4-6 weeks in advance of your event.
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