Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) today announced a $2 million
donation to Discovery World in Milwaukee, Wis., over three years to
continue support for Kohl’s Design It!, an educational program allowing
kids to use advanced technology to turn design into reality. The
donation comes from the Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise
program which sells special merchandise, including plush toys and books,
and donates 100 percent of the net profit to benefit children’s health
and education initiatives nationwide.
Discovery World, an educational and experiential learning center in
Milwaukee, is nationally recognized for its pioneering approach to
education and serves more than 300,000 people each year. Through an
initial $2 million donation from Kohl’s Cares in 2010, Discovery World
launched the Kohl’s Design It! Program, which is free with admission to
all Discovery World attendees and school groups.
“Kohl’s shares Discovery World’s commitment to enhancing education and
providing valuable learning opportunities for kids and families,” said
Kevin Mansell, Kohl’s chairman, president and chief executive officer.
“We are proud to continue our partnership with Discovery World as we
work together to encourage a new generation of innovators.”
The Kohl’s Design It! Program consists of the following components:
Kohl’s Design It! Lab: A hands-on learning lab at Discovery
World, providing students with a greater understanding of how things
are made and how technology is involved in transforming ideas into
objects. The lab includes workstations, tools, equipment and themed
curriculum for students to create items such as personalized
flashlights, jewelry inspired by designs found in nature or backpacks
made with recycled materials.
Kohl’s Design It! Mobile Lab: A portable version of the on-site
lab to extend program delivery beyond the walls of the Discovery World
facility. Trained lab educators travel to schools, youth-serving
agencies and community festivals in the Kohl’s Design It! Mobile Lab.
“Our partnership with Kohl’s gives visitors of all ages the opportunity
to discover their ability to innovate while teaching them about product
development. We are honored to continue our work together to make
learning a great experience in the Kohl’s Design It! Lab,” said Paul
Krajniak, Discovery World executive director.
“We look forward to providing participants with new and diverse
opportunities to explore science, math, technology and creativity as it
relates to the world we live in,” said Joel Brennan, Discovery World
chief executive officer.
Since 2000, Kohl’s and the Kohl’s Cares program have combined to give
nearly $50 million to support charitable initiatives in the
metro-Milwaukee area, including $4 million to Discovery World since
2010. For more information on Discovery World, visit www.discoveryworld.org.
For Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise, visit any Kohl’s store
or shop online at www.kohls.com.
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. With a commitment to
environmental leadership, Kohl’s operates 1,146 stores in 49 states. In
support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more
than $208 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.
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About Discovery World
Discovery World connects people with innovation, science, technology and
the environment with exploration and education through interactive
exhibits and experiential learning programs. Key features in the
facility include interactive science, technology and freshwater
exhibits, innovation labs, high-def theaters, television and audio
studios as well as fresh and saltwater aquariums. Discovery World is
also home to Wisconsin’s Flagship the S/V Denis Sullivan. To find out
more call (414) 765-9966 or visit www.discoveryworld.org.