Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program is accepting nominations for 2013 through March 15. Kohl’s is honoring more than 2,300 youth, ages six to eighteen, who have made a positive impact on their communities with more than $425,000 in scholarships and prizes.
Prizes range from $50 Kohl’s gift cards to $10.000 scholarships. Two nominees from each of the more than 1,100 Kohl’s stores nationwide will win a $50 Kohl’s gift card and more than 200 will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward post-secondary education. Ten national winners will be awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships for post-secondary education, and Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner’s behalf.
Since Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program began in 2001, Kohl’s has recognized more than 17,000 kids with more than $3.4 million in scholarships and prizes. In 2013, Kohl’s celebrates its 13th year of rewarding young volunteers. Nominate a child for a Kohl’s Cares scholarship by March 15 at kohlskids.com.
In 2012, Kohl’s honored national winner Brianna Moore, 15, from Detroit, Michigan who collected, decorated and delivered food baskets that fed more than 400 families in her community, along with collecting and providing hats and gloves for approximately 320 local school children to keep them warm during the harsh Detroit winter. View the list to meet some of the amazing young people who were 2012 national winners.
By winning a Kohl’s gift card, that special kid can get some unbelievable savings at Kohl’s Gold Star clearance, or select from Kohl’s bright new looks for spring.
Currently sale prices for students are:
- 35-50% off collections, dresses and dressy bottoms for juniors
- 40-50% off all Mudd and SO apparel for juniors
- 30-40% off denim and twill bottoms for juniors
- 40-50% off knits, active tops, sweaters and woven tops for juniors
- 40% off dresses and collections for girls
- 40-50% off sleepwear for girls and boys
- 40% off playwear for girls and boys from Carter’s and OshKosh B’gosh
- 40% off Helix collection apparel for young men and boys
- 40% off Urban Pipeline apparel for boys
- 40-50% off dress and casual shoes
To see Kohl’s complete selection of sales and specials or to place an order online, please visit Kohl’s website.
Kohl’s is located in Spring Valley at 10136 Two Notch Road, and 120 Harbison Boulevard in Columbia and 5440 Sunset Boulevard in Lexington.
As always, maximize your style and minimize your spending~
Brianna Moore, 15 Detroit, Michigan
Through “Operation Warm Up/Heart,” Brianna petitioned local businesses to donate food items to feed disadvantaged families over the holiday season. Brianna collected, decorated and delivered food baskets that fed more than 400 families in her community. Through “Operation Warm Up/Heart,” Brianna also collected hats and gloves for approximately 320 local school children to keep them warm during the harsh Detroit winter.
Leyla Cook, 11, Garden Grove, California
Leyla Cook, age 11, created a volunteer program that provided a support system for military kids and their families. The program, “Project Soldier,” started as a club at school but quickly developed into a much larger program. During the first year, Leyla created the “Holiday Card Drive,” in which she arranged for more than 35,000 Hallmark-donated cards to be signed by those in her community and delivered to Operation Gratitude to be sent in care packages to military personnel overseas.
Saajan Bhakta 17, Wichita, Kansas
Saajan created “PovSolve,” an organization whose goal is to send $10,000 worth of support and goods each year to those suffering in India. During a recent trip to the area, “PovSolve” purchased and distributed blankets and other necessities to more than 700 individuals in need. To help meet his annual goal, Saajan, now 17, dedicates his time to writing grant proposals, publicizing the organization, recruiting volunteers and organizing charity events.
Kaitlin Riffel, 11, Fresno, California
Passion for helping those less fortunate led Kaitlin Riffel to form “Kids on a Mission” in June 2011. At just 10 years old, Kaitlin wanted to make a difference in her Fresno community and raise the necessary $75,000 to build a playground at the Rescue the Children Community center. Kaitlin currently leads a growing team of 14 kids and five adults in raising the funds through fundraisers such as lemonade stands, bake sales and by recycling glass, aluminum and plastic.
Gabrielle Levy, 9, Centerville, Virginia
Gabrielle created “Caring Kids Cards,” a nonprofit organization that sends cards and care packages around the world to firefighters, police officers, senior citizens, people in the hospital, military personnel, veterans and children who have lost their parents. To date, “Caring Kids Cards” has sent more than 10,000 cards and care packages.
Matthew Ferguson, 17, Hillsboro, Oregon
Matt developed a program called “Matt’s Chemo Bags” that raises funds to purchase items such as custom-made pillows, fleece blankets, antibacterial lotion, warm socks, teddy bears and a personal letter. The bags are given to breast and ovarian cancer patients on their first day of treatment. Matt started the program in 2008 when he was 14 years old and initially did all the work himself, but in the past four years, numerous other students, businesses and 4-H clubs have shown their support and have become involved.
Garrett Neville, 18, The Woodlands, Texas
Garrett Neville, created “Good Soles Montgomery County Shoe and Sock Donation Center” in 2008. Those who visit the donation center receive two clean pairs of shoes and socks at no charge. Under Garrett’s leadership, the organization has collected more than 10,000 pairs of shoes, recruited volunteers, created a 24-hour drop box for donations, established a shoe repair lab and distribution showroom, enlisted corporate sponsorships and marketed the organization through print and radio advertisements.
Sidney Ornstein, 6, Marlton, New Kersey
At just five years old, Sidney told her parents she was going to hand make jeweled pins in the shapes of butterflies and hearts and ask for donations for the Ronald McDonald House. Sidney began selling her handmade pins at family parties and quickly expanded to school events. In the past two years, Sidney has raised more than $1,000 for the Ronald McDonald house.
Aunjanna’ Million, 18, Middletown, Ohio
Aunjanna’ Million founded “Love You Like a Sister,” a leadership academy with the goal of raising self confidence and combating the negative affects of bullying for elementary-age girls. Since the academy began in 2009 when Aunjanna’ was 15 years old, “Love You Like a Sister” has brought together more than 100 young girls from diverse backgrounds.
Cole Rasenberger, 11, Davidson, North Carolina
In 2009, Cole started to make handmade postcards with drawings of animal habitats and send these postcards to national fast food restaurants in hopes of encouraging them to use post-consumer recycled fibers in their paper product, reducing the depletion of the coastal forests. Cole and 25 kids went around their school to gather kids’ signatures on the postcards and sent them to a major fast food chain. A year later, the chain changed their bags to 100 percent recyclable fibers.