Kohl's to donate $150,000 to Ronald McDonald House

Freeman Staff

June 12, 2019

MENOMONEE FALLS — Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin, Inc. will receive a $150,000 donation from Menomonee Falls-based retailer Kohl’s.

The funding will introduce a new hospitality basket program aimed at alleviating financial burdens for families during extended stays, expand the art engagement program and update House amenities, in addition to continuing to support other RMHC programs and services, according to Tuesday’s announcement.

“Kohl’s is proud to continue our partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin,” said Jen Johnson, Kohl’s senior vice president, corporate communications, in a statement.

The Hospitality Basket Program will provide full-size toiletries, slippers and other personal items to families who anticipate longer-term stays at the House — helping to ease the financial burden of staying away from home and to ensure they are as comfortable as possible. Funds will also allow RMHC to bring in a visiting artist, for two three-month terms, to work with guests to build community art through the Arts@Large Program, as well as replace the playhouse and gazebo in the onsite garden.

Kohl’s and Kohl’s Cares have given nearly $600,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin since 2014.