For Immediate Release

Thursday, January 28, 2010

For further information please contact

Monica Millhime, Community Resource Coordinator

Lisbon School Department

754-0021 or email [email protected]

Lisbon – Thanks to a partnership formed with Kohl’s in Auburn, on Wednesday, January 27, the Lisbon School Department Librarians met at Lisbon High School to sort and distribute a donation of books by Kohl’s. Everyone knows books are good for children, and Kohl’s brings new meaning to the idea of books benefiting America’s youth. Since the inception of Kohl’s Cares for Kids® in 2000, more than $126 million for children’s initiatives nationwide have provided affordable books for millions of eager readers.

Kohl’s Cares for Kids® earmarks net profits for initiatives such as injury prevention, immunizations and education programs for diabetes, asthma and childhood obesity, among others. The program was created as a commitment to the communities they serve. Every day, Kohl’s directs time, effort and funding toward children’s health and education. In fact, 100% of the net profits from the sale of Kohl’s Cares for Kids® merchandise is donated to support children’s health and education initiatives nationwide.

Part of the book donation will also be used in the Lisbon Early Academic Readiness Network (LEARN), a new group trying to improve reading readiness in kids before they come to kindergarten.

Kohl’s Cares for Kids® is proof that a little love goes a long way and a good book can positively impact children far beyond story time.

FMI on partnership opportunities within Lisbon Schools, contact Monica Millhime, Community Resource Coordinator, 754-0021 or email [email protected]

PHOTO BY MONICA MILLHIME

Photo Caption: Lisbon School Librarians (pictured l-r) Kirsten Funderburk, Philip W. Sugg Middle School; Judith Lashman, Lisbon High School; and Amanda Walz, Lisbon Community School welcome the addition of books from Kohl’s Auburn to their Lisbon libraries.


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