Kohl’s is celebrating National Volunteer Week and Earth Day by encouraging thousands of associates to volunteer in their local communities during the company’s fifth annual National Go Green Event throughout the month of April.
Across the country, Kohl’s volunteers will support youth-serving nonprofit organizations by participating in environmentally based activities as part of Associates in Action, Kohl’s associate volunteer program, the company said. In addition to holding volunteer events, Kohl’s will donate corporate grants to each organization, expected to total more than $2 million this year and more than $10 million over the five years of the program.
Throughout the month of April, groups of Kohl’s associates will volunteer across the country for events ranging from removing invasive species and planting native vegetation in Los Angeles, CA, to creating an outdoor classroom, weeding community gardens and cleaning up parks in Milwaukee, WI.
Since 2001, through the Associates in Action volunteer program, Kohl’s associates nationwide have participated in more than 143,000 volunteer activities resulting in more than $79 million in corporate grants. When associates form teams of five or more to support a local youth-serving charity, the company supports the team’s participation with a corporate grant given directly to the nonprofit, the company said. Associates in Action is part of Kohl’s overall philanthropic platform, Kohl’s Cares.
In addition to supporting environmentally based volunteer activities during the National Go Green Event, Kohl’s strives to be a leading environmentally responsible retailer through strategies that include sustainable operations, stakeholder engagement and supply chain collaboration, the company said.