Kohl’s Reinforces Commitment to Milwaukee Hometown Partners With More Than $2 Million in Donations

As a continuation of the company’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), as well as family health and wellness,Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) announced today it is strengthening its support of the Milwaukee community with commitments totaling more than $2 million to eight nonprofit hometown partners. This renewal includes five hometown partners that help advance BIPOC communities, making progress against the company’s commitment to give $20 million in support of diverse communities by 2025. Through Kohl’s Hometown Partnerships, local nonprofits are able to continue programs that provide access to art and culture, health and social services, and other opportunities, including economic empowerment and neighborhood development. With these commitments, Kohl’s will continue its partnerships with Acts Housing, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee, Employ Milwaukee, Greater Milwaukee Urban League, Milwaukee Art Museum, Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin, Safe & Sound, and Zoological Society of Milwaukee.

“Kohl’s is committed to serving families in the Milwaukee community, and we are proud to support these organizations that make a positive impact in our hometown,” said Tara Geiter, Kohl’s director of community relations. “Kohl’s hometown partners touch a wide range of social causes, which continue to be a priority for our community. We are excited to help these organizations expand their reach, and we look forward to deepening these hometown partnerships in the years to come.”

“The hometown partnership with Kohl’s has helped us to amplify our reach and expand our workforce development programming impact in multiple areas ranging from digital literacy to transportation solutions to name a few,” said Employ Milwaukee President & CEO Chytania Brown. “We are grateful for the renewal of the partnership and look forward to ongoing collaboration with such a community-minded corporate partner.”

The Milwaukee-based organizations will leverage the donations from Kohl’s to meet the needs of the local community, including but not limited to:
*Acts Housing – Kohl’s $500,000 grant over two years will help increase the number of Black and Brown individuals and families who receive pre-approval for home loans and who purchase homes for owner-occupancy in Milwaukee.
*Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee – Through this $275,000 donation, Kohl’s funding will enable Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee to continue to provide access to leadership and character programs within the Clubs, including mentoring, community involvement, social-emotional well-being, and college and career planning.
*Employ Milwaukee – With this $250,000 grant, Employ Milwaukee will work to further advance and scale its DEI efforts by enhancing Basic IT skills training, device distribution, connection to free and reduced quality internet, and expansion of virtual service delivery platform.
*Greater Milwaukee Urban League – Kohl’s $100,000 donation will support Greater Milwaukee Urban League’s mission to lead through education, employment and advocacy to achieve economic vibrancy and equal access to all industries and disciplines that position Black communities to create wealth and live a better quality of life.
*Milwaukee Art Museum – With this $500,000 grant, Kohl’s will offer free admission for children 12 and under, and raise awareness of this benefit within traditionally underserved Milwaukee communities.
*Ronald McDonald House Charities® Eastern Wisconsin – Through this $150,000 donation over two years, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Eastern Wisconsin will provide a spectrum of supportive programs for families with children seeking medical care at an area hospital.
*Safe & Sound – Kohl’s $350,000 funding will allow Safe & Sound to continue its mission to provide safe neighborhoods for all residents in Milwaukee.
*Zoological Society of Milwaukee – Kohl’s $500,000 grant will allow the Zoological Society of Milwaukee to offer Kohl’s Wild Theater as a way to provide fun, educational, conservation-themed theater performances using drama, songs and puppetry to engage children and their families.
more detail at: https://investors.kohls.com/news-releases/news-details/2022/Kohls-Reinforces-Commitment-to-Milwaukee-Hometown-Partners-With-More-Than-2-Million-in-Donations/default.aspx

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