Free mobile app teaches home safety tips to parents, caregivers and children
MENOMONEE FALLS, WIS. – Kohl’s Cares®, in partnership with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, has launched a new mobile application for Apple and Android devices, dedicated to educating parents and children about the five leading safety risks found inside and outside the home including falls, poisoning, fire and burns, choking and suffocation and drowning. This is the first mobile app affiliated with Children’s Hospital.
The free app was developed in conjunction with Kohl’s Cares®: The Great Safety Adventure®, a mobile health education unit currently touring the state and designed to help reduce the number of childhood injuries at home. The 17-week tour is making more than 50 stops throughout Wisconsin in 2012.
The app features home safety games for children of all ages, home safety quizzes for parents, and a full list of all Kohl’s Cares: The Great Safety Adventure tour stops. Parents and caregivers who complete home safety quizzes available online at CodeRedRover.org/KohlsCares or through the app will be entered to win a family trip for four to Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
Parents and caregivers can download the new app for free at CodeRedRover.org/KohlsCares. The app is available for download on iPad, iPhone and second and third generation Android phones.
“Kohl’s Cares is dedicated to making a difference in the community,” said Julie Gardner, Kohl’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “We hope this free app will inspire parents, caregivers and children to keep home safety top of mind and be safer at home.”
According to Safe Kids USA, injury is the leading cause of death in children ages 1 to 14 in Wisconsin and the United States. CodeRedRover.org/KohlsCares and the app available through the site helps provide life-saving information about home safety.
“It’s our goal to reduce the number of accidental injuries among children in eastern Wisconsin,” said Bridget Clementi, director of community health, Children’s Hospital. “This app helps engage the whole family and educate them about home safety in a fun and creative way.”
Since 2000, Kohl’s has donated more than $6.7 million to Children’s Hospital to support youth health and education programming. The initiative is supported by the Kohl’s Cares philanthropic program, which is focused on improving the lives of children. Kohl’s Cares benefits children’s health and education initiatives nationwide through its cause merchandise program, annual scholarship program, fundraising gift cards and the Associates in Action program. For more information, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares.
About Kohl’s Department Stores:
Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment. With a commitment to environmental leadership, Kohl’s operates 1,134 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $208 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl’s Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com, or join the discussion on Facebook or Twitter.
About Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is the region’s only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. The hospital, with locations in Milwaukee and Neenah, Wis., is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States. Children’s Hospital provides primary care, specialty care, urgent care, emergency care, community health services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child advocacy services and family resource centers. In 2010, Children’s Hospital invested more than $105 million in the community to improve the health status of children through medical care, advocacy, education and pediatric medical research. Children’s Hospital achieves its mission in part through donations from individuals, corporations and foundations and is proud to be a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. For more information, visit the website at chw.org.