We Care for Your Kids!
Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida has partnered up with Kohl's Department Stores and its Kohl's Cares® program to promise a brighter, healthier future for the children in our community. As part of their commitment to keeping kids safe, Kohl's has designated proceeds from their Kohl's Cares® program to support Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida's car/passenger safety and water safety outreach programs.
Thanks to Kohl's Kids Safety Program, Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida can further promote childhood safety and wellness events, such as car seat inspections, and safe pool parties to help educate and protect children throughout Lee, Glades, Hendry, Charlotte, and Collier counties.
Did You Know?
- Motor vehicle crashes are the No. 1 cause of death in children ages 3 to 14.
- More than 80 percent of car safety seats are installed incorrectly.
- Drowning is the leading cause of death for children under age 5 in Florida.
Kids Safety Programs and Events
Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment. With a commitment to environmental leadership, Kohl's operates 1,146 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl's has raised more than $208 million for children's initiatives nationwide through its Kohl's Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl's Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com/cares, or join the discussion on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/kohls or Twitter http://twitter.com/Kohls.
Car Seat Checks
With the Kohl's Cares Car Seat Check Program, certified child passenger safety technicians from the Injury Prevention Center can help teach parents how to properly install car seats in their vehicles. In addition, low-income families may qualify to receive a car/booster seat free of charge.
Car Seat Check Locations
Visit any of the following locations for a car seat check. It is not necessary to be a resident of the city or town in order to have your car seats checked. See the full list of Southwest Florida car seat check events below.
Children and water can be a fatal combination. Drowning is a quick, silent event. A child can drown in as little as two inches of water.
The good news is, this does not have to happen to your child! Drowning deaths can be prevented if the right action steps are taken.
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Bike Helmet Safety
With the Kohl’s Bike Safety Helmet Fitting Program, certified Golisano bilingual fitting technicians will teach parents how to properly purchase and fit bike helmets for their children. In addition, at many events a selected amount of free helmets are distributed on a first come, first serve basis for children under 14. Florida law requires children under 16 to wear helmets. Helmet use is the single most effective way to reduce bicycle-related fatalities.
Bike Helmet Fitting Locations
Visit any of the following locations for a bike helmet fitting. It is not necessary to be a resident of the city or town in order to have your car seats checked. See the full list of Southwest Florida car bike helmet fitting events below.