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Kohl's Department Stores Grant More than $215,000 to Children's Mercy

Since the partnership began in 2000, Kohl's has donated more than $2.9 million to Children's Mercy Hospital.

Kohl's Department Stores, through its Kohl's Cares® cause merchandise program, donated $215,512 to the Children's Mercy Strong, Talented And Resilient Kids Power (S.T.A.R Power) Program during this year's Fall Festival in the Kansas City Power and Light District on Saturday, Oct. 12. 

Kohl's and Children's Mercy S.T.A.R. Power is a community-outreach program providing classroom-based education and resources for Kansas City-area schools, as well as public service announcements. The program is included in participating third- and fourth-grade classrooms, and the curriculum focuses on four key areas, including: body image and self-esteem, relaxation and stress relief, healthy eating, and movement and exercise. Since 2010, the Kohl's and Children's Mercy S.T.A.R. power program has visited more than 80 schools across Kansas City. There is no charge for this program. For more information or to request a school visit, go to childrensmercy.org/starpower.

Kohl's commitment to Children's Mercy Hospital is made possible through the Kohl's Cares cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl's sells $5 books and plush toys, with 100 percent of net profit benefiting children's health and education programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl's has raised more than $231 million through this merchandise program. In addition, Kohl's Cares features a scholarship program, which recognizes more than 2,100 young volunteers with a total of $410,000 in scholarships and prizes this year; the Associates in Action program, which encourages associate volunteerism and provided more than $10 million in grants to youth-focused nonprofit organizations last year alone; and fundraising gift cards for schools and youth-serving organizations. For more information, visit www.kohlscorporation.com.

About Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, located in Kansas City, Mo., is one of the nation's top pediatric medical centers. The 354-bed hospital provides care for children from birth through the age of 21, and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of "America's Best Children's Hospitals." For the third time in a row, Children's Mercy has achieved Magnet nursing designation, awarded to fewer than seven percent of all hospitals nationally, for excellence in quality care. Its faculty of 600 pediatricians and researchers across more than 40 subspecialties are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research, and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists. For more information about Children's Mercy and its research, visit childrensmercy.org or download our mobile phone app CMH4YOU for all phone types. For breaking news and videos, follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

About Kohl's

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 1,155 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl's has raised more than $231 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 convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com, join the discussion on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/kohls) or Twitter (http://twitter.com/Kohls) or get inspired on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/kohls/) and Instagram (http://instagram.com/kohls).