Kohl's Donates To Children's Hospital

Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Pictured from left to right:  Marisa Moyers, Pediatric Trauma Coordinator; Kimberly Stephens, Pediatric Safety Educator; Karen McGhee, Pediatric Safety Educator; David Barton, Store Manager- Kohl’s; Kena Williamson, Associates in Action Administrator, Kohl’s; Cynthia Rhodes, Administrator, Children’s Hospital; and Julie Taylor, Director, Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Pictured from left to right: Marisa Moyers, Pediatric Trauma Coordinator; Kimberly Stephens, Pediatric Safety Educator; Karen McGhee, Pediatric Safety Educator; David Barton, Store Manager- Kohl’s; Kena Williamson, Associates in Action Administrator, Kohl’s; Cynthia Rhodes, Administrator, Children’s Hospital; and Julie Taylor, Director, Children’s Hospital Foundation.

East Brainerd’s Kohl’s Department Store and Children’s Hospital at Erlanger Safe and Sound Program hosted a back-to-school safety fair and check presentation for $52,895 to Children’s Hospital.

 

As children head back to school and the outside temperatures begin to drop, parents are faced with a new set of concerns when it comes to the safety of their children.

  Fire safety in the home and teenagers texting and driving to and from school are just a few of the initiatives area agencies presented during the safety fair. 

 

“I would like to thank the Chattanooga Fire Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol for their participation and continued support of pediatric injury prevention,” said Coy Ellis, RN, Kohl’s Safe and Sound Program Coordinator.  “Their partnership with our hospital and safety program really drives the message home with the children and their families.”

 

Over the years, area Kohl’s department stores have been huge supporters of the Children’s Hospital Safe and Sound program. 

 

“We feel the Kohl’s Cares program is a perfect fit for meeting both the Safe and Sound mission and the stores’ mission in supporting health initiatives for children,” added Ellis.  “We certainly could not provide some of our services without their support.  We thank their staff for hosting this safety event and their commitment to helping Children’s Hospital at Erlanger keep our kids safe and sound.” 

 

As Kohl’s department store representatives presented a check for $52,895 from proceeds of locally purchased Kohl’s Cares program story books and stuffed toys, Erlanger and Children’s Hospital LIFE FORCE air medical services surprised a few of the shoppers with a fly over to show their appreciation to Kohl’s and its customers. 


$7 Million Prevention Effort To Target 12-25-Year-Olds In East Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is teaming up with community anti-drug coalitions across a 10-county region of East Tennessee in an effort to reduce the number of young people who are abusing prescription drugs. To help achieve this goal, TDMHSAS has secured nearly $7 million dollars in federal grant funds to engage with young people through ... (click for more)

Christmas In The Cove Is Dec. 4

Christmas in the Cove will be Dec. 4, from 6-8 p.m., with a tree lighting at 6 p.m. The event will be at Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove, 4586 Forsythia Way, Ooltewah, Tn. 37363.   • Come see Elsa and Anna, along with all the other characters from Disney’s movie Frozen. • Have your picture taken with Santa. • Listen to music by the Southern Adventist University ... (click for more)

Bryant Denies Raping Finley Stadium Jogger; DA Calls Him "Predator"

At the end of the end of the Finley Stadium rape trial, defendant Devontavious Bryant decided to testify, saying, "I didn't rape that woman." He told prosecutor Cameron Williams, "I can't force the jury to believe nothing but I'm telling you the truth." Bryant and Williams were both charged with the aggravated rape and robbery of a female jogger. Last week, Williams reached ... (click for more)

Hixson Shopping Center Anchored By Walmart Sells For $22,750,000

The Hixson shopping center anchored by Walmart has sold for $22,750,000. Oak Park Partners reached a deal to sell the Oak Park Town Center to Dfg-chattanooga, LLC. The center at 5756 Highway 153 opened In October of 2001. The almost 500,000-square-foot center also houses Office Depot, PetCo, Old Navy, Marshalls and a number of smaller tenants. It was designed by ... (click for more)

Always Read The Fine Print - And Response

So, Chief Dodd retired before 25 years of service and is angry that he's being charged a 5 percent fee for surviving spouse benefits, even though that change was enacted prior to his retiring? Well, welcome to the real world, Mr. Dodd. Always read the fine print. City employees were also once able to carry their health insurance with them if they retired earlier than 25 years, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Pre-Thanksgiving Nudge

This time next week it will be Thanksgiving and, as I was browsing on the Internet yesterday, I was absently searching for something to catch the holiday mood when I found it. In 1978 Ronald Reagan was running hard to become the President of the United States, which he became in 1981-89, and, as fate would have it, suddenly it came that time during the week when he would record ... (click for more)