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

December 12, 2016

Mountainside, NJ: 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.

A crowd of more than 30 community members, hospital staff and Kohl’s associates gathered recently at the Kohl’s store in Wayne to celebrate the donation presentation.  Vanessa Camacho 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 2000, Kohl’s has donated more than $5.6 million to Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation.

New Jersey has the highest incidence of autism in the country with 1 in 49 children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. This year, Kohl’s Autism Awareness program will offer more than 20 free developmental screening clinics. The Kohl’s Autism Awareness program also supports community education programs and the Kohl’s Community Hub – an online resource for individuals with autism, family members, professionals, service providers, and other members to gather and share useful information and resource about building awareness and understanding of people living with autism spectrum disorder in their communities. The Community Hub provides a vast amount of practical resources to enhance function and quality of life, increase safety, and improve the effectiveness of community services.

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 almost 30,000 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 nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl’s has raised nearly $300 million through this merchandise program. For more information, visit http://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