Kohl's Childhood Injury Prevention Program

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The Kohl’s Cares partnership was a significant component of the Trauma Services Injury Prevention initiative. From 2009 until 2017, the program focused primarily on Bike and Helmet Safety in the community. The Trauma Services department strived to ensure that all injury prevention teaching was provided to the community through monthly events in collaboration with Kohl’s stores and various community organizations.

In addition to educating and facilitating safe bike riding for both the children and their families, the Kohl’s Cares partnership allowed us to incorporate a more structured educational component by providing helmets to children in need, as well as educational coloring and activity books, informational brochures, pencils and stickers.

Parents were provided with educational brochures/hand-outs on Bike and Helmet Safety for their children and as guidelines for themselves. The Kohl’s Associates in Action team assised the Trauma Services team with measuring and fitting the children for helmets and choosing the correct helmet for each child. Our educational materials included activities that range from identifying hazards to ensuring safety by applying preventive measures. During our monthly events, parents were encouraged to complete sign-in forms and safety questionnaires so that they may be contacted for safety follow-up and notified about future events.

Events include: 

  • Informational sessions
  • Safety instructions
  • Bike helmet fittings
  • Giveaways (while supplies last)
  • Family-friendly entertainment

Support

Since 2009, Kohl’s has donated over one million to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital safety initiative made possible through the company's Kohl's Cares® program. Through this initiative, Kohl’s sells $5 books and soft toys, where 100 percent of net profit benefits children’s health initiatives nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl's has raised nearly $300 million through this merchandise program. Through Kohl’s volunteer program, more than 1,100,000 associates have donated more than 3.7 million hours of their time since 2001, and Kohl’s has donated more than $112 million to youth-focused nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares.

Educational Materials

Riding a bike is a very fun and healthy activity. It is important to always remember to wear a helmet and follow proper bike safety. We have provided the materials below for personal use to help you learn about bike and helmet safety.

It's a beautiful day — the sun is shining, the birds are chirping. What could be more perfect than a bike ride? But wait! Before you pull your bike out of the garage, let's find out how to stay safe on two wheels.

Bike Safety Articles

It's a beautiful day — the sun is shining, the birds are chirping. What could be more perfect than a bike ride? But wait! Before you pull your bike out of the garage, let's find out how to stay safe on two wheels.