KC-K-Stck-B-DLCHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital is pleased to partner with Kohl’s Department Stores to provide opportunities for children to build healthy habits that can last a lifetime through the Kohl’s Kids Club.

The goal of the Kohl’s Kids Club is to provide children with educational experiences and materials to help them develop healthier habits that will last a lifetime.

Childhood obesity is an alarming problem nationwide. This trend is largely caused by unhealthy eating habits, lack of physical activity or a combination of both.

Since 2010, Kohl’s has donated more than $71,502 to CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital.  Kohl’s commitment to CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital is made possible through the Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl’s sells $5 books and plush toys, where 100 percent of net profit benefits children’s health and education programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one.

Kohl’s has raised more than $274 million through this merchandise program. In addition to the merchandise program, Kohl’s Cares features the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program, which last year recognized more than 2,500 young volunteers with more than $400,000 in scholarships and prizes. Through the Kohl’s Associates in Action volunteer program, more than 834,000 associates have donated more than 3.2 million hours of their time since 2001, and Kohl’s has donated more than $79 million to youth-focused nonprofit organizations. Kohl’s also offers fundraising gift cards for schools and youth-serving organizations. For more information, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares .

The Kohl’s Kids Club Healthy Living Fair, the program’s featured event, features interactive booths that allow children to explore healthy food choices and fun, easy-to-do fitness activities such as stretching and jumping rope.  These experiences reinforce the importance of proper nutrition while offering fund, kid-friendly, easy-to-do options for regular exercise to maintain personal physical fitness.

Through programs and events such as the Healthy Living Fair, the Kohl’s Kids Club brings awareness to early childhood and adolescent obesity, the importance of good eating habits and daily fitness/exercise with an emphasis on practical knowledge of proper meal portions, how to maintain a well-balanced diet, ways to prevent childhood obesity, and easy-to-do exercise options that will be endorsed again by the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association.

Since 2014, CHRISTUS St. Patrick Foundation has chosen to incorporate the Kohl’s Kids Club Healthy Living Fair into the annual Dragon Boat Race.  Combining these 2 community-favorite events has proven to be a huge success for the families of Southwest Louisiana.

Kohl’s Associates Participation

The Kohl’s Associates in Action team participate in the Kohl’s Kids Club Healthy Living Fair to provide event planning/logistical support, promotion, participant registration support and event flow control. Kohl’s Associates in Action team also participates in the CHRISTUS St. Patrick Foundation events throughout the year to help promote the Kohl’s Kids Club Healthy Living Fair.

Click here to register for the Kohl’s Kids Club.