WILMINGTON – Kohl’s Department Stores recently presented New Hanover Regional Medical Center with a grant for $22,404 for injury prevention education and awareness. The grant is part of the Kohl’s Cares program, which partners with NHRMC Trauma Services to offer water, bike and helmet safety programs through schools, community health fairs and festivals, and special events at Kohl’s department stores.
Since its inception in 2006, Kohl's Cares® has provided more than $200,000 in grant funding to support NHRMC’s child and adolescent injury prevention efforts. In addition to educating children and their families on topics including bike safety, water safety and helmet safety, grant support from Kohl’s Cares allows NHRMC to provide supplies such as helmets and life vests, books, brochures, pencils and stickers.
“We are excited to continue this partnership with Kohl’s to help keep the kids in our community safe,” says Colleen Mistovich, Injury Prevention Coordinator in New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s Trauma Services department. “Over the last eight years, we have given out thousands of bike helmets and life jackets, and spent countless hours talking with families about staying safe and preventing injuries. We are thankful that Kohl’s has been such a generous supporter of this mission.”
Kohl's commitment to New Hanover Regional Medical Center 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 $231 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 669,000 associates have donated more than 2.2 million hours of their time since 2001, and Kohl’s has donated more than $63 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 NHRMC Trauma Services
As one of the three state-designated Level II trauma centers, NHRMC serves as a resource for injured patients throughout southeastern North Carolina. Pre-hospital care, emergency, ICU, inpatient care and rehabilitation are areas of care that make up the trauma center. Injury prevention and education are two additional essential missions of the trauma center. The Department of Trauma Services at NHRMC encompasses direct patient care and provides outreach and educational programs to the community. They also provide the administrative supervision for all Trauma Services programs and maintain the trauma registry that reports vital data to state and national agencies.
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
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New Hanover Regional Medical Center is the leading provider of quality and accessible health care in Southeastern North Carolina, delivering care to all in need, without the support of taxpayer dollars. The medical center takes seriously its responsibility as an economic engine for the community, creating more than 6,000 jobs directly and another 6,000 jobs indirectly.