Kohl’s Donates Over $14,600 to Youth Diabetes Care Network
Kohl’s Department Stores recently donated $14,683 to 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 Cares® merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl’s sells $5 children’s 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.
SoutheastHEALTH Foundation Executive Director Patti Ranzini says, “On behalf of SoutheastHEALTH Foundation, I want to thank Kohl’s and everyone who purchased an item from the Kohl’s Cares program. These donations really do help kids close to home. Camp DAY Break provides a wonderful service to young people with diabetes by combining fun camp activities with meaningful learning experiences that help them learn how to live well with diabetes.”
Since 2006, Kohl’s has donated more than $160,000 to the SoutheastHEALTH Foundation and Youth Diabetes Care Network.
A check for more than $14,600 was presented to the SoutheastHEALTH Foundation and Kohl’s Youth Diabetes Care Network, a service of the Southeast Diabetes Center. Shown in the front row are Camp DAY Break participants Vivian Sharp, Berkley Inman, Carson Shearer and Wyatt Stinnett. In the second row, from left, are Kohl’s representatives Denise Ellis, Cara Hahs, Cindy Davis and Russell Brown, SoutheastHEALTH Foundation Executive Director Patti Ranzini, SoutheastHEALTH Diabetes Center Educator Janet Stewart, Mylee Coble and Jacob Neitzel, also Kohl’s representatives.