Kohl’s Department Stores recently presented a $14,683 check to the SoutheastHEALTH Foundation and Kohl’s Youth Diabetes Care Network, a service of the Southeast Diabetes Center.
Kohl’s commitment is made possible through Kohl’s CaresR merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl’s sells $5 books and plush toys. All 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, public awareness and diabetes prevention education and inpatient diabetes education.
Southeast Diabetes Center educator Janet Stewart, MSA, BSN, RNC, CDE, says, “Kohl’s has a strong and ongoing commitment in supporting children’s hospitals and children’s health across the country. We are very fortunate to have such an outstanding partner here in southeast Missouri.”
Since 2006, Kohl’s has donated more than $170,000 to the SoutheastHEALTH Foundation and the Youth Diabetes Care Network.
Kohl’s representatives present a $14,683 check to the SoutheastHEALTH Foundation and Kohl’s Youth Diabetes Care Network, a service of the Southeast Diabetes Center. Shown from left: (front row) Camp DAY Break (Diabetes and Youth) participants Anna Ellinghouse, Layne Medler, Cooper Childers, Torrence Jordan and Maggie Stubenrauch; (second row) Ben Meyr and Russell Brown, both of Kohl’s Cares; Megan Sample, assistant manager of the Cape Girardeau Kohl’s store; Patricia Ranzini, Executive Director of the SoutheastHEALTH Foundation; Whitney Quick, SoutheastHEALTH Foundation Development Officer; and Janet Stewart of the Southeast Diabetes Center. Not pictured is Denise Ellis, Kohl’s Cares.