Funding supports Kohl’s Design It! program which promotes creativity,
design and innovation
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kohl’s
(NYSE: KSS) today announced a $2 million donation to Discovery World,
over three years, for continued support of Kohl’s
Design It!, an educational program that encourages kids to use
technology to turn imagination into reality. The donation comes from
Kohl’s philanthropic program, Kohl’s
Cares®, which sells special merchandise, including soft toys and
books, and donates 100 percent of the net profit to benefit children’s
health and education initiatives nationwide.
“Kohl’s is proud to partner with Discovery World to provide children and
families with exceptional educational experiences through the Kohl’s
Design It! program,” said Bevin Bailis, Kohl’s senior vice president of
communications and public relations. “By supporting Discovery World’s
renovation and program expansion, we hope to inspire others to dream,
design and build and realize the vast career opportunities available in
the fields of science and technology.”
Discovery World has doubled the size of the Kohl’s Design It! Lab by
creating additional seating and extra room for projects. In addition,
the renewed partnership supports staffing and materials needed to
maintain quality programming. Also new, Discovery World will create a
mobile experience that will allow visitors to make Kohl’s Design It!
projects on the weekends from satellite locations throughout the
“Our partnership with Kohl’s Cares is central to our mission because it
encourages our community to tinker, design and innovate,” said Discovery
World President and CEO Joel Brennan. “With the help of Kohl’s, we are
sparking interest and creativity in children that will benefit our
community for years to come, as these kids become future engineers,
designers and makers. Kohl’s is a true partner in making our community a
more innovative and creative place, and we couldn’t fulfill our
educational mission without their support.”
Since 2010, Kohl’s Cares has committed $6 million to launch and support
the Kohl’s Design It! Lab, which is free with admission to all Discovery
World attendees and school groups. Since 2010, Kohl’s has donated nearly
$63 million to support charitable initiatives in the metro-Milwaukee area.
Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading specialty department store
with 1,166 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and
empowering families to lead fulfilled lives, the company offers amazing
national and exclusive brands, incredible savings and inspiring shopping
experiences in-store, online at Kohls.com and
via mobile devices. Committed to its communities, Kohl’s has raised
more than $274 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 additional information about Kohl’s philanthropic and environmental
initiatives, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares.
For a list of store locations and information, or for the added
convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com.
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About Discovery World
Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Discovery World is Milwaukee’s
premier science and technology center that’s fun for the whole family.
The 120,000-square foot facility is home to interactive exhibits, fresh
and saltwater tanks in the Reiman Aquarium, live theater shows, and a
multitude of educational programs. Discovery World is also home to
Wisconsin’s Flagship, the Sailing Vessel (S/V) Denis Sullivan. To
find out more call (414) 765-9966 or visit www.discoveryworld.org.