Kohl's donates $160,000 to San Antonio Children's Hospital

Kohl's Corporation, a Wisconsin-based department store chain, recently donated $163,000 to help immunize children in the San Antonio area.

The Children's Hospital of San Antonio will receive the money from the Kohl's Cares Immunization Program. The hospital, which is owned by Christus Santa Rosa Health System, said it will use the funds to operate a mobile children's clinic to provide immunizations across Bexar and Comal counties, according to

In addition to the mobile clinic, the hospital will use a portion of the funds to provide vaccinations in schools and to administer pediatric primary care services.

The Children's Hospital of San Antonio has partnered with the department store chain on immunization programs since 2004. To date, the program has donated more than a million dollars to the hospital, according to

Kohl's Cares partners with 160 hospitals nationwide. It offers funding and educational tools to help teach parents and their children about injury prevention, asthma, immunizations and childhood obesity.

The program works with each hospital it supports to determine how best to use the funding. Selected hospitals must be a member of the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions and within a predetermined distance from a Kohl's marketing area. Kohl's currently operates five stores in the San Antonio area.