Sorry for the quietness on the blog, but I was in Ghana for a month! It’s so good to be back and get back into the swing of things and the very first thing I wanted to share and promote is a challenge by Kohl’s to pay it forward this holiday season.
I am always searching for companies that give back and do good- I even have a whole section on this blog dedicated to the very topic. When I was approached by Kohl’s with this offer to be sent a $250 gift card to buy merchandise for someone in need in my local community- no strings attached, I jumped at the chance. I’m a big Kohl’s shopper anyways and knew I had a nice 20% off coupon sitting at home to make the gift card go even further.
I posted on Facebook about my opportunity and asked for any suggestions on who to bless this holiday season. I received several responses, but one was about a young man who has been battling brain cancer since ’08 and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to give him an unexpected extra gift this Christmas to know that people are always thinking about him!
With a $250 gift card and a 20% off coupon and armed with a list of his likes, I went shopping and decided on a nice Polaroid tablet, warm slippers, work shoes, Iowa sweatpants, a wallet and socks. I’m hoping the gift basket will bring him a little extra cheer.
More Ways Kohl’s is Giving This Holiday
Gifts that Give Back. This holiday, Kohl’s offers exclusive hardcover books featuring Peanuts classics by author Charles M. Schulz along with coordinating plush toys for just $5 each through the Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise program that you always see at the checkouts! Also for $5, Kohl’s Cares merchandise brings shoppers the Holiday Cheer cookbook, the holiday CD Upon the Winter Solstice from Trans-Siberian Orchestra and a Peanuts jigsaw puzzle. I never knew those books and stuffed animals were part of a charitable campaign, but through the Kohl’s Cares merchandise program, Kohl’s donates 100 percent of the net profit to children’s health and education initiatives nationwide! Since 2000, it has raised more than $231 million for children’s health and education programs in local communities across the country.
Hopefully you will be inspired to bring someone a little extra cheer this holiday season (and every season). Let’s “Pay It Forward,” and make the world a better place.
I was given a $250 Kohl’s gift card to purchase gifts on behalf of someone in my community! No compensation is involved.