Kohl’s Donates $271,160 to Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation

February 22, 2016

Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation received a $271,160 donation from Kohl’s to support the Kohl’s Autism Awareness Program through Children’s Specialized Hospital.

During the donation presentation, Tiffany Patti shared her personal story about her son who was screened at one of the free developmental screening clinics offered by Children’s Specialized Hospital.   Since 2001, Kohl’s has donated  nearly $5.4 million to Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation.

This year, Kohl’s Autism Awareness program will offer more than 30 free developmental screening clinics. New Jersey has the highest incidence of autism in the country with 1 in 49 children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

Children’s Specialized Hospital has more than 120 years of experience caring for children with special needs and is the state’s leader in autism diagnosis, treatment and research. The hospital serves children affected by brain injury, spinal cord injury, premature birth, autism, developmental delays and life-changing illnesses. Children’s Specialized Hospital has 12 sites in New Jersey and treats 20,000 children each year, making it the largest pediatric rehabilitation system in the country.

Kohl’s commitment to Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation is made possible through the Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl’s sells $5 books and plush toys, with 100 percent of net profit benefiting children’s health and education programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl’s has raised more nearly $300 million through this merchandise program. For more information, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares.

Children’s Specialized Hospital is the nation’s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges — from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health. At thirteen different New Jersey locations, our pediatric specialists partner with families to make our many innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and effective...so children can achieve more of their goals.  To help, or find more information: call 888-CHILDRENS; visit www.childrens-specialized.org; Facebook: www.facebook.com/childrensspecialized; Twitter: www.twitter.com/childrensspecnj; YouTube: www.youtube.com/cshnj; LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/children's-specialized-hospital