Kohl’s Department Stores is sending tens of thousands of its associates to volunteer in communities nationwide during the company’s first ever Kohl’s National Volunteers Go Green Event (NVGG) in celebration of two April events – National Volunteer Week and the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Through Kohl’s associate volunteer program, A-Team, Kohl’s volunteers will support youth-serving nonprofit organizations by participating in an environmentally-based activity, and Kohl’s will match those efforts with corporate grants. Through this initiative, Kohl’s will donate $2 million in grants to nonprofits nationwide.
“Kohl’s associates are giving back and going green, continuing the company’s steadfast commitment to environmental leadership and volunteerism nationwide,” said Julie Gardner, Kohl’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “Serving our communities is part of who we are at Kohl’s, and as National Volunteer Week and the 40th anniversary of Earth Day approach, our associates will be out in force across the country making a meaningful difference for kids, furthering environmental progress and having a powerful financial impact on local organizations.”
In April, groups of Kohl’s associates will be volunteering coast to coast for events including participating in the “Creek to Bay Clean Up” in San Diego.
Year-round, Kohl’s A-Team volunteers support a range of youth-focused nonprofit organizations. Kohl’s then matches volunteer efforts with $500 grants to the organization. During the NVGG initiative, Kohl’s has increased the matching grant amounts, and these efforts will result in $2 million in grants for community organizations nationwide.