In celebration of Giving Tuesday, Kohl’s has announced that it is making a donation amounting to almost $6 million to bring joy to a lot of children this holiday season.
Kohl’s first announced its pledge of almost $5.9 million in donation during the Today’s Show’s 22nd Annual Holiday Toy Drive last November. Kohl’s has been a partner of the Today Show’s drive for 11 years, and this year marks the largest donation Kohl’s has contributed yet. And so, that is how $5.9 million worth of plush toys and children’s books will be making its way to a lot of children during the holidays this year.
At the same time, Kohl’s continues to honor Giving Tuesday by encouraging shoppers to give back via the Kohl’s Cares program. There are various Kohl’s Cares items selling for $5 each, with 100 percent of the profit going to various children’s initiatives worldwide. This holiday season, the Kohl’s Cares collection includes a note card set, a Blake Shelton Christmas CD, coordinating soft toys, children’s books from author/illustrator Nancy Tillman and a holiday cookbook. For every Kohl’s Cares purchase done in store and online last December 1 (Tuesday), the retailer said it would donate $1 to Toys for Tots, up to $100,000.
At the same time, Kohl’s also has the Kohl’s Associates in Action (AiA) program where Kohl’s associates get to volunteer “millions of hours” at various nonprofit organizations in their communities. Since it started in 2001, AiA is responsible for almost $100 million in corporate grants.