WILMINGTON – Kohl’s Department Stores recently presented New Hanover Regional Medical Center with a grant for $27,154 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 2006, Kohl's Cares has provided more than $230,000 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, 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, with 100 percent of net profit benefitting children’s health and education programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl's has raised more than $257 million 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 the 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 NHRMC Trauma Services
As one of the nine state-designated Level I or Level II trauma centers, NHRMC serves as a resource for injured patients throughout southeastern North Carolina. Care in the pre-hospital, emergency room, ICU and inpatient setting, as well as rehabilitation, 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. It also provides the administrative supervision for all Trauma Services programs and maintains the trauma registry that reports vital data to state and national agencies.
Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading specialty department store with 1,162 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 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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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.