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Kohl's Department Stores Donates $27,752 to CHaD

December 20, 2011
Lebanon, NH

Dede Carpenter, manager of Kohl's Department Store in West Lebanon, delivered a check to CHaD today in the amount of $27,752 on behalf of the Kohl's Cares®, a cause merchandising program designed to make a positive difference in the lives of children.  Sales of books and stuffed animals in the West Lebanon store benefit Kohl's Cares®, which in turn, has awarded a grant to the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) for The Period of Purple Crying® program. Kohl's has gifted approximately $155,860 to Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) since 2005.

The Period of Purple Crying® is a new way to help parents understand this developmentally normal period of increased infant crying, which can span from 2 weeks to 4 months of age. The Period of Purple Crying® is discussed with all parents who deliver their babies at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Parents are also given a book and DVD as resources, free of charge.  CHaD is working with other organizations statewide to increase the reach of this program in the community.

"We are proud that our store was able to provide this gift to a CHaD, and we are happy to be here and see first-hand the difference this gift can make," said Carpenter.  Dr. Keith Loud, who accepted the check on behalf of CHaD, discussed The Period of Purple Crying® program with visiting associates, and added, "this is an impressive gift from your store, and important to this program which prevents early childhood injury."

For more information on The Period of Purple Crying®, visit http://www.purplecrying.info.

About Kohl's Department Stores: 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 1,097 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl's has raised more than $180 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.

About CHaD: As New Hampshire's only NACHRI approved, full-service, comprehensive children's hospital, The Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) is committed to providing outstanding compassionate care for children and families through a regional system of care. Their physician expertise provides primary, specialty, and tertiary care to the children of New Hampshire, Vermont, and beyond, as northern New England's children's hospital.  For patients living in southern and coastal New Hampshire, CHaD offers a comprehensive range of pediatric medical and surgical outpatient specialty services at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester, Wentworth-Douglas Hospital in Dover and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua.  For more information visit www.chadkids.org.

For more information contact Kristin LaFromboise at (603) 653-3437.

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