Kohl's awards youth for volunteer efforts
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Kohl’s Department Stores announced that it has awarded 10 students, ranging in age from 10 to 17, with a total of $10,000 in scholarship money for post-secondary education. In addition to the scholarships, Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization of each winner’s choice.
“These young leaders have proven the amazing impact that volunteerism can have on a community. Whether it’s organizing a charity golf tournament or honoring fallen soldiers over the holiday season, these efforts have collectively improved countless lives across the country,” said Julie Gardner, Kohl’s EVP and chief marketing officer. “The compassion, enthusiasm and leadership demonstrated by these 10 young volunteers is inspiring and admirable. Kohl’s is honored to recognize these efforts and share these amazing stories of what can be accomplished, regardless of age.”
This year’s winners were selected from more than 37,000 youth nominees nationwide for such volunteer efforts as fundraising for orphans in Iraq, creating artwork to raise donations and awareness for Autism and bike riding across the country to raise money for children with disabilities.