Kohl’s Department Stores to Donate $202,700 to Blythedale Children’s Hospital

Check Presentation in Support of Hospital's Nutrition Outreach Program - Eat Well, Be Well - to be held During Westchester Family Camp Expo
 
 
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VALHALLA, N.Y. - Jan. 14, 2015 - PRLog -- (VALHALLA, NY – January 14, 2015) – On Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at the Hackley School in Tarrytown, N.Y., Blythedale Children’s Hospital will receive a donation of $202,700 from Kohl’s Department stores in support of the Hospital’s highly successful nutrition outreach program, Eat Well, Be Well.

Eat Well, Be Well is an innovative outreach program designed to bring health and nutrition education to schools throughout Westchester and Putnam counties. Through this program, Blythedale nutritionists teach healthy eating habits to children by providing curricula, training and educational tools to school districts throughout the area. Kohl’s has donated more than $2.5 million to Blythedale Children’s Hospital since 2000.

The check presentation will be held during the Westchester Magazine Family Camp Expo (which takes place from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.), where approximately 25 camps and entertainers are expected to have representatives on hand. Dietitians from the Eat Well, Be Well program will be offering nutrition tips, and speaking about healthy camp foods and snacks.

"We are deeply grateful to Kohl’s for so generously providing us with the resources to reach more than 100,000 children since 2006 with vitally important messaging about nutrition,” said Blythedale President and CEO Larry Levine. "As obesity rates among children soar nationally, we are able to make a significant impact, thanks to Kohl’s, in the greater metropolitan region. They have set an important standard for community support.”

Kohl's commitment to Blythedale Children’s Hospital is made possible through the Kohl's Cares® cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl’s sells $5 books and plush toys where 100 percent of net profit benefits children’s health and education programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl's has raised more than $257 million dollars through this merchandise program. In addition to the merchandise program, Kohl's Cares® features the Kohl's Cares® Scholarship Program, which last year recognized more than 2,300 young volunteers with more than $400,000 in scholarships and prizes. Through Kohl’s Associates in Action volunteer program, more than 834,000 Associates have donated more than 2.7 million hours of their time since 2001, and Kohl’s has donated more than $79 million to youth-focused nonprofit organizations. Kohl’s also offers fundraising gift cards for schools and youth-serving organizations. For more information, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares.

About Blythedale Children's Hospital

As New York’s only freestanding, specialty children’s hospital, Blythedale Children’s Hospital is dedicated to improving the health status and quality of life of children with complex medical illnesses and disabling conditions through superb multi-disciplinary patient care, teaching, research, and advocacy programs.  Blythedale’s board-certified physicians, nurses, and other clinical staff (social workers, respiratory therapists, clinical pharmacists, Child Life specialists, etc.) and New York State’s largest hospital-based pediatric therapy department (PT, OT and Speech) work together to provide intensive and innovative multi-disciplinary clinical and therapeutic care to help children achieve their medical and rehabilitative goals for independent living, and return to their communities.  Blythedale is also the only Hospital in New York State with its own, on-site public school district. For more information about Blythedale Children’s Hospital, visit www.blythedale.org.

About Kohl’s

Kohl’s  is a leading specialty department store with 1,163 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering families to lead fulfilled lives, the company offers amazing national and exclusive brands, incredible savings and inspiring shopping experiences in-store, online at Kohls.com (http://www.kohls.com/) and via mobile devices. Committed to its communities, Kohl’s has raised more than $257 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 additional information about Kohl’s philanthropic and environmental initiatives, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com.

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