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Cape youths among Kids Who Care winners

By Staff | Jun 25, 2009

Three Cape Coral youths are among the more than 2,000 honorees for the Kohl’s Kids Who Care Scholarship Program.
Cape Coral winners include Rachel Barnen, 10, Brittany Kawa, 12, and Reno Williams, 11.
Today, Kohl’s Department Stores honored more than 2,000 kids nationwide for the good deeds they performed in their communities through volunteerism as part of the scholarship program. Ninety-five youths from Florida will receive $50 gift cards and recognition certificates from Kohl’s for making a difference in their communities.
These winners have qualified for the chance to receive a $1,000 regional scholarship for post-secondary education that Kohl’s will award in July. Of the regional winners, Kohl’s will then award 10 national winners an additional $5,000 scholarship for their outstanding service and donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization of the national winners’ choice. In total, Kohl’s plans to award more than $350,000 in scholarships and prizes this summer.
“We are proud to recognize so many young kids that are volunteering to help benefit their communities,” said Julie Gardner, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Kohl’s. “The Kohl’s Kids Who Care Scholarship Program allows us to reward kids who are doing selfless acts across the country.”
Since its inception in 2001, the Kohl’s Kids Who Care Scholarship Program has given more than $1.8 million in scholarships and prizes to recognize and reward young volunteers. The Kohl’s Kids Who Care Scholarship Program is part of Kohl’s Cares for Kids, Kohl’s philanthropic program which is focused on improving the lives of children. Kohl’s Cares for Kids benefits children’s health and education initiatives nationwide through its merchandise program featuring books and plush toys, a children’s hospital program, fundraising gift cards and the A-Team associate volunteer program.
For more information or a complete list of Kohl’s Kids Who Care store-level winners, visit www.kohlskids.com