Boston College Center member Kohl’s Department Stores has launched a contest to give 20 lucky schools $500,000 each this year in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Kohl’s Cares®, the company’s philanthropic program that advocates children’s health and education. Kohl’s hopes to inspire students and school supporters to dream big about what their favorite school could do with half-a-million dollars – whether it’s starting an art program, creating a new computer lab or saving a music program.
“At Kohl’s we are … giving back to the communities that we serve. As kids and parents think about the new school year, we want everyone to dream big about how half-a-million dollars could impact their favorite school,” said Julie Gardner, Kohl’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “We believe that when communities thrive so does business. This program… [is] the cornerstone of the company’s Back-to-School campaign.”