Kohl's stores donates to hospital's programs for diabetic children

Monday, December 18, 2006
The Youth Diabetes Care Network of Southeast Missouri Hospital received an $11,215 donation from the Cape Girardeau Kohl's store as part of its Kohl's Cares for Kids program. Pictured front, from left, were Calli Nanney, Belinda Strack and Ben Koch; back, Clint Heuer, Cape Girardeau Kohl's store manager Rodney Hall, executive director of the Southeast Missouri Hospital Foundation Mary Burton-Hitt; and Janet Stewart, Southeast Missouri Hospital diabetes educator. The youths pictured were participants in Camp Daybreak, a summer camp sponsored by Southeast for children with diabetes. (Submitted photo)

Nationwide, Kohl's stores feature a number of special items for $5 each that benefit children's health and educational opportunities in local communities. The program, Kohl's Cares for Kids, uses 100 percent of the net profits for children's health and educational opportunities.

A recent $11,215 donation from Kohl's to Southeast Missouri Hospital benefited the hospital's programs for children with diabetes and their families. The programs are telephone lifestyle counseling; Camp Daybreak, a summer camp for children with diabetes offered in conjunction with the American Diabetes Association; a Pediatric Endicrinology Clinic in cooperation with SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center in St. Louis; and education programs on living with diabetes for children, parents, grandparents, caregivers and educators.

The Kohl's Cares for Kids programs features a gift card fund-raising opportunity for local schools and not-for-profit teens groups and the Kohl's Kids Who Care program, which recognizes children who contribute through volunteerism to their local communities.

Kohl's also sponsors the associate volunteer program, which encourages volunteerism to benefit local teen-focused not-for-profit organizations. For more information, visit www.kohlscorporation.com.

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