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Texas Children's Center for Childhood Injury Prevention receives $291,890 Kohl's Cares® grant

HOUSTON, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Earlier this month, Texas Children's Center for Childhood Injury Prevention received a check from Kohl's for $291,890 to ensure the continued commitment to child safety in the Houston area. Since 2001, Kohl's has donated more than $3.2 million to Texas Children's Hospital through the Kohl's Cares® program. For more information please visit texaschildrens.org/injuryprevention.

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"We are so grateful to Kohl's for their continued support of our program," said Kristen Beckworth, manager, Texas Children's Center for Childhood Injury Prevention. "This donation will be used to continue to provide education to local families about potential household hazards and other safety tips."

Following the check presentation, a safety event for families was held. During the interactive program hosted by Texas Children's, participants were taught proper sleep safety for infants – including how to properly set up and take down portable crib systems and the dangers of co-sleeping, when parents sleep in the same bed with their young child, as well as an explanation about common household safety hazards including button battery safety.

The Kohl's Safe at Home Program is a multifaceted year round program providing safe sleep awareness and home safety education to parents of young children residing in the Greater Houston Area. Kohl's program provides injury prevention education and child safety resources that are free to the public. Kohl's Safe at Home Program staff also educates area day care facilities, administration and staff on SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) reduction strategies and safe sleep environments that are required by Child Care licensing.

Kohl's commitment to Texas 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 $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 Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children's Hospital, a not-for-profit organization, is committed to creating a community of healthy children through excellence in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked among the top children's hospitals in the nation, Texas Children's has recognized Centers of Excellence in multiple pediatric subspecialties including the Cancer and Heart Centers, and operates the largest primary pediatric care network in the country. Texas Children's has completed a $1.5 billion expansion, which includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; Texas Children's Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; and Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston.  For more information on Texas Children's Hospital and its specialized care for pregnency health issues, please visit www.women.texaschildrens.org/mfm/. Get the latest news from Texas Children's by visiting the online newsroom and on Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.

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).

Media Contact: Lindsey Fox, Texas Children's Hospital, (832) 824-2040, lbfox@texaschildrens.org

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