MENOMONEE FALLS — On Tuesday,
Kohl’s continued to support its Corporate Social Responsibility
platform focused on family health and wellness by donating $5
million during the next four years to Children’s Hospital of
Wisconsin to launch a multi-year mental health strategy to improve
mental health services for Wisconsin kids and their families.
According to the announcement, the grant will address the state’s
need for greater access to mental health services for children and
generate awareness about the impact a child’s mental health has on
his or her holistic well-being.
“Kohl’s shares Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s commitment to
children’s health and wellness, and we’re proud to elevate our
nearly 20year partnership with this amazing institution,” said
Michelle Gass, Kohl’s chief executive officer, in a statement. “We
applaud the efforts Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is making to
break down barriers and increase access to services and resources
that support mental wellness by addressing stress, anxiety, trauma,
depression, and other issues that so many kids across the country
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin will devote Kohl’s funding to
mental health access, early detection, prevention, education, and
awareness through the expansion of school-based mental and
behavioral health services, introduction of new and refined
system-wide screening tools, mental health programming research, and
an awareness campaign.
“This incredibly generous gift will jumpstart numerous initiatives
and expand programs that strengthen our mental health strategy,”
said Peggy Troy, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital of
Wisconsin, in a statement. “We are so thankful that Kohl’s believes
in our vision that Wisconsin kids will be the healthiest in the
nation — physically, mentally, and socially. Sadly, Wisconsin ranks
extremely low in meeting the mental health needs of our kids.”
Since 2000, Kohl’s and Kohl’s Cares have donated more than $15
million to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.