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Kohl’s donation supports home safety initiative at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Nov. 2, 2016, 3:18 PM

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has received a $111,028 donation from Kohl’s to support a home safety initiative housed out of the hospital’s injury prevention program.

The Kohl’s donation will support the Kohl’s Safe Home & Safe Play initiative. The initiative will address pediatric falls, the leading cause of trauma admissions to Children’s Hospital. The donation will support home safety educational events in the community, educational workshops with new parent groups, teen moms, daycares, community organizations and media outreach in the Middle Tennessee region.

Since 2003, Kohl’s has donated more than $1.8 million to Children’s Hospital.

“We would like to thank Kohl’s for their generous support as we continue to reach more families in the Middle Tennessee area,” said Purnima Unni, MPH, CHES, and Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program Manager. “Their support has been so vital in the growth of our home safety program and we envision this partnership growing stronger with each coming year.”

Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability to children in the United States. The Kohl’s Safe Home & Safe Play Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is dedicated to preventing injuries in children. Through Kohl’s generous support, the Injury Prevention Program is able to offer expert online information and resources, participate in local safety events and offer educational workshops in the Nashville Metropolitan area.

The Kohl’s commitment to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is made possible through the Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise 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.

To learn more about the program visit www.kohlssafehome.com

To play the interactive home safety game visit http://www.childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org/safetygame/

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