The power of partnership in injury prevention

Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe & Healthy ProgramKohl’s Cares® announced today the renewal of its partnership with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin with a donation of $3.7 million over the next three years.

This generous donation supports the Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe & Healthy Program, an outreach program designed to teach children how to stay safe in their environments — in the home, outdoors and on the go.

Key elements of the program

The Keep Spriggy Safe App

Spriggy is a loveable blue character who finds himself in dangerous situations. He is the mascot of this program, and his mission is to teach children how to stay safe in the home, around the home and on the go. The Keep Spriggy Safe App is FREE for parents and caregivers to download from iTunes and Google Play.

Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe & Healthy Mobile Unit

The Mobile Unit is scheduled to make more than 30 stops at community events in 2014.
It features an interactive digital kiosk that introduces kids to the Keep Spriggy Safe game and engages parents in injury prevention discussion with free safety materials. Visit KohlsSafeandHealthy.com for upcoming tour stop locations near you.

Interactive digital kiosks

Kiosks are placed in area libraries, pediatric offices and area YMCAs. Kiosks offer an inviting and interactive place for kids to play the Keep Spriggy Safe game. Watch for announcements of additional kiosk installations in the community in 2014.

New and expanded opportunities

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is so grateful for the philanthropic support of the Kohl’s Cares program that also allows us to expand our reach going forward. We have entered into a new and exciting educational partnership with the YMCA in Southeastern Wisconsin and Fox Valley (stay tuned for more information coming soon). The Kohl’s Healthy Kids: It’s Your Move exhibit area at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, created in partnership with Kohl’s Cares and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, also is scheduled to be refreshed and updated in 2014-2015.

Working together to teach children how to stay safe

Did you know that unintentional injury remains the leading cause of death in children? More than 2,300 children were hospitalized in one year due to an unintentional injury. Through education and awareness, many of these injuries are preventable. Through the Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe & Healthy program, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Kohl’s are working together to teach children how to stay safe. That’s a powerful partnership.

Bridget Clementi- Bridget Clementi, executive director of community health and education, 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.

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