Monday, February 12, 2007

Go Ahead and CARE!

Since there's nothing particularly blog-worthy on this freezing cold winter evening, I wanted to take just a moment to pass along something worthwhile.

You should know that Kohl's is one of my favorite stores ever. (That's only worthwhile if you'd like to send me gift cards!) But, seriously, have you ever passed by the giant kiosks in the entrance of the store which promote an assortment of books and plush animals for only $5.00 each?

Yeah, it's the one that advertises their program, "Kohl's Cares for Kids."
(Too bad I don't know how to "link" with special words to click on and match websites!)

On your next trip to Kohl's, I'd like to encourage you to take a minute and check out the latest promo. In my opinion, you can get some of the greatest finds for dirt cheap prices. Most recently, I have found a CD/book set of great songs by one of my favorite children's authors, Sandra Boynton. For $5!! I bought two! I have also seen Dr. Seuss hard cover books and the matching plush characters offered as well. Again... only $5!! Seriously, could you find a better deal than that? It gets even better with 100% of their sale profits on these items going directly to programs benefiting children's health and educational opportunities.

The reason I'm on my bandwagon tonight is because one of our local radio stations just wrapped up their weekend radio-thon raising money for the Children's Hospital. This is the same hospital that provided amazing, wonderful care to Ava throughout her life. During the same radio-thon two years ago, Ava had already been in the NICU for nearly a month and we were still trying to find our comfort zone within the giant hospital and our new life in general. Each and every day that this radio-thon was held, a new plush animal was delivered to Ava's room, courtesy of the Kohl's Cares for Kids program. I'm not talking cheapy, little beanie babies here, I'm talking about bright, colorful, fabulous characters that were incredibly soft to the touch and extra lovable for little hands to hold onto. Now, I realize that while Ava really wasn't overly impressed with her new gifts, I was touched beyond words that this incredible program included even the smallest of babies, signifying their importance not only in the hospital bed that night, but in the world. Kohl's Cares for Kids had made that same special delivery to each and every child that had an overnight stay in the hospital at the end of each day to ease the discomfort of them being away from home. How special is that?

So, the next time your out shopping for a gift or your own little beloved, remember to check out the latest that Kohl's has to offer and know that you are doing your part in helping to provide comfort for local children and the littlest of babies.

2 Welcome Comments:

Giselle said...

I too love the Kohl's book deals. I got a very nice hardcover "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" this year...for $5!!! It would cost $16.99 at Borders. Love it.

Don't worry, Kelsey will tell you how to do a "hyperlink". See, I didn't even know it was called that, but she taught me over an e-mail. It's quite easy!

Kelsey said...

I also love the Kohl's CARE books/animals (although we have plenty of stuffed animals for twenty kids, in my opinion), but $5 hardcover books are certainly a reason to celebrate. I tend to drop $20 and by the lot, they only switch four times a year or something. Plus I love that so much of the money goes to charity. We were going to get the Dr. Seuss ones as a Christmas gift for Harper, but they were sold out. So Matt picked a book instead. I'm not kidding at all when I say he brought home Walter the Farting Dog. And of course Harper loves it. She calls it, "Dat dog wif gas book."

I will happily email you hyperlink directions if you like. It really is easy! :-)