Kohl’s gives $500,000 to Milwaukee organizations through Hometown Giving Program

Freeman Staff

Jan. 24, 2018

MENOMONEE FALLS — As part of its new Hometown Giving Program, Kohl’s donated to 28 area nonprofits a total of $500,000 in grants.

The chosen organizations will use the funding for programs within Milwaukee County focused on areas such as poverty, safety and education.

“Kohl’s was born and raised in the Milwaukee area, and we have a deep and long-standing commitment to supporting organizations that strengthen our community and make Milwaukee a great place to live and work,” said Jen Johnson, Kohl’s vice president of communications, in a statement.

“This year, we’ve added a new way to support local organizations that are making a positive impact for families throughout our region. We’ve been so impressed by the ingenuity and inventiveness of the proposals we’ve received. These esteemed nonprofits are proof that big impact can be made by small groups of dedicated people focused on improving the world around them.”

Grant recipients of the 2017 Kohl’s Hometown Giving Program include: Adult Learning Center; AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin; Center for Veterans Issues, Ltd.; College Possible Milwaukee; First Stage; Hmong American Friendship Association; Hope House of Milwaukee; and Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Kohl’s Hometown Giving Program grants are made possible through Kohl’s philanthropic program, Kohl’s Cares, which sells children’s books and toys and donates 100 percent of the net profit to charitable initiatives nationwide.