Kohl’s Department Stores recently donated $22,374 to SoutheastHEALTH Foundation and Kohl’s Youth Diabetes Care Network, a service of the Southeast Diabetes Center.
Kohl's commitment is made possible through the Kohl's Cares® merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl’s sells $5 books and plush toys. All of the net profits from such sales benefit children’s health and education programs nationwide.
Kohl’s annually donates to the Youth Diabetes Care Network, which aids children in the region who have diabetes. Services include everything from Camp DAY Break (Diabetes And Youth) to diabetes emergency training for school staff in the region. Other services include a grandparent/caregiver workshop for those caring for children with diabetes, medic-alert identification, safe transportation of diabetes supplies, resources for teens with diabetes, public awareness and diabetes prevention education, and inpatient diabetes education.
Southeast Diabetes Center educator Janet Stewart, MSA, BSN, RNC, CDE, says, “Kohl’s has been a great supporter of children’s hospitals and children’s health across the country. We are very fortunate to have such a great partner here in southeast Missouri.”
Since 2006, Kohl’s has donated more than $160,000 to the SoutheastHEALTH Foundation and the Youth Diabetes Care Network.
Kohl’s representatives present a $22,374 check to the SoutheastHEALTH Foundation and Kohl’s Youth Diabetes Care Network, a service of the Southeast Diabetes Center. Pictured from left: (front row) Camp DAY Break (Diabetes And Youth) participants Haley Ticer, Landon Backfisch and Kaylee Backfisch; (second row) diabetes educator Janet Stewart of the Southeast Diabetes Center; Michele Litzelfelner, Foundation development officer; Megan Sample, assistant manager of the local Kohl’s store; and Meyoshi Webb, customer service area supervisor for Kohl’s.