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Published:July 9th, 2012 11:10 EST
258 Youth from California Rewarded by Kohl`s Department Stores

258 Youth from California Rewarded by Kohl`s Department Stores

By SOP newswire

On June 27, 2012, the Kohl`s Department Stores` (NYSE: KSS) Kohl`s Cares® Scholarship Program recognized more than 2,200 young volunteers nationwide who have made a positive impact in their communities through volunteerism. Two hundred fifty-eight youth from California will each receive a $50 gift card and recognition certificate from Kohl`s to honor their community service efforts. In 2012, Kohl`s celebrates its 12th year of rewarding remarkable young volunteers. 

These winners qualify for the chance to receive a $1,000 regional scholarship for post-secondary education, which Kohl`s will award in July. Of the more than 200 regional winners, 10 national winners will each receive a total of $10,000 in scholarships and Kohl`s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner`s behalf. In total this year, Kohl`s will recognize more than 2,200 young volunteers with more than $420,000 in scholarships and prizes.

"Kohl`s is thrilled to recognize more than 2,200 young volunteers who have dedicated their time and energy to bettering the communities in which we live," said Julie Gardner, Kohl`s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. "Every effort, large or small, makes a difference. Through the Kohl`s Cares Scholarship Program, we strive to not only recognize these efforts but also encourage outstanding youth to improve their communities through volunteerism."

A list of all winners from California is available at

Since the program began in 2001, Kohl`s has recognized more than 17,000 kids, including the 2012 winners, with nearly $3.5 million in scholarships and prizes. The Kohl`s Cares Scholarship Program is part of Kohl`s Cares, Kohl`s philanthropic program focused on improving the lives of children. Kohl`s Cares benefits children`s health and education initiatives nationwide through its merchandise program, featuring special books and plush toys where 100 percent of net profit benefits children`s initiatives; fundraising gift cards for schools and youth serving organizations and the Associates in Action associate volunteer program. For more information on the Kohl`s Cares Scholarship Program, visit

About Kohl`s

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 1,134 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 Caresâ cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl`s Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl`s Department Stores, Inc. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit, or join the discussion on Facebook or Twitter