Published on: 10/07/2010
Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami Children's Hospital Foundation and Kohl’s Department Stores A-Team recently teamed up to host the 2nd annual Family Safety Event. Children and families from the surrounding Schenley Park neighborhood were invited to take part in carnival-like games and drawings as well as information sessions on bicycle helmet and car seat fittings.
Kohl’s presented Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation with a $114,621 grant to promote bicycle and car seat safety in the community. Since 2009, Kohl’s has provided more than $175,000 to the Foundation, through the company’s Kohl’s Cares® program.
“We are incredibly proud to partner with Kohl’s for the second year in our efforts to promote child safety throughout the community,” said Victor Fernandez, Director of Foundation Relations & Proposals, Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation.
The program impacts approximately 2,000 children per year in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties in an effort to save lives. Additionally, Miami Children's Hospital Foundation receives 100 percent of proceeds from sales of children’s books and plush toys at Kohl’s stores throughout Miami-Dade. The program has raised more than $150 million for kids nationwide.
About Miami Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami Children's Hospital® is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation in 2008, 2009 and 2010 by U.S.News & World Report. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. To donate to Miami Children’s Hospital, please visit our Foundation’s web site at www.mchf.org
or call 305.666.2889.
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. By the end of September, Kohl’s will operate 1,089 stores in 49 states with a commitment to environmental leadership. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $150 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
About Miami Children's Hospital Foundation
Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation is a not-for profit 501 (C) (3) established to create a world-class pediatric hospital so no child need leave South Florida for superior medical care. “Funding World-Class Care” and following the principle that all children deserve state-of-the-art pediatric care with no financial boundaries, the Foundation helped 289-bed Miami Children’s Hospital become a leader in pediatric healthcare with more than 40 subspecialties, the largest pediatric neurology center in the United States, a top provider of cardiology and neonatology services, and a Research Institute conducting in excess of 200 clinical trials and protocols.
Miami Children’s Hospital is one of 170 pediatric hospitals in North America affiliated with Children’s Miracle Network and South Florida’s only freestanding Hospital dedicated exclusively to children. To learn more about the Foundation and offer support, visit www.mchf.org
, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MCHFoundation
, or call 305-666-2889 (toll free: 1-800-987-8701).