Continuing its 13-year commitment to Akron Children’s, Kohl’s Cares® announced its donation of $293,950 during a fitness rally at Orchard Hill in North Canton on Oct. 31.
The donation provides continued support of the hospital’s fitness initiative, Kohl’s Fit and Healthy Kids, a program targeted toward local elementary and middle school students.
“Kohl’s is very happy and proud to support our community through its Kohl’s Care program and also our Associates in Action program,” said Pete Buzalka, store manager of the Canton Kohl’s.
During the rally, children participated in various fitness activities, including parachute games, jump roping, hula hooping and fitness dice.
“Because of the help Kohl’s gives Akron Children’s, we are able to come out and help kids stay healthy and stay fit,” said Ameeca Holmes, youth fitness specialist at Akron Children’s.
Since 2001, Kohl’s Care® has donated more than $3,824,190 to Akron Children’s for programs that benefit children and the community.
“On behalf of Akron Children’s Hospital, I would like to say thank you to Kohl’s,” said Bernett Williams, vice president of external affairs at Akron Children’s. “We are eager to show boys and girls like you how important it is to stay healthy and stay fit..”