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Kohl's honors Frederick County volunteers

June 13, 2005

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. - Kohl's Department Store last week honored more than 1,160 youngsters. Among them were 24 volunteers from Maryland, including three from Frederick County.

In its ongoing commitment to recognize the outstanding volunteer efforts of young people through its Kohl's Kids Who Care volunteer recognition program, Kohl's Department Stores released the names of its 2005 Kids Who Care recipients, and announced that each honoree will be eligible for additional recognition, including $1,000 and $5,000 scholarships for their post-secondary education.

Each of the announced winners will receive a $50 gift card and certificate of recognition.

Kohl's Kids Who Care is a national volunteer recognition program that honors young people, ages 6-18, for outstanding service to the community. Winners were selected from nearly 9,000 nominations in two age categories, 6-12 and 13-18.

Two winners - one from each age category- were selected from nominations received by each Kohl's Department Store open at the time of the nomination period.

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The announced winners will compete for one of 134 regional scholarships worth $1,000 each and for one of the 10 national scholarships.

In addition, Kohl's will contribute $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on behalf of each of the 10 national winners.

Regional and national winners will be announced in July.

The Kohl's Kids Who Care volunteer recognition program is part of the company's Kohl's Cares for Kids community outreach program, which raises funds for children's hospitals, features fundraising gift cards for local schools and nonprofit youth groups and provides an associate program to encourage volunteerism.

Area winners included:

· Elizabeth Dolan, 8, of Gambrills, Md., who donated hair to "Locks of Love."

· Erin O'Neill, 11, of Frederick, Md., who volunteered for an assisted living home.

· Austin Eubanks, 15, of Walkersville, Md., who assisted an autistic child with classes.

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