Kohl’s: We only donated to Planned Parenthood because our employees volunteer there

We have written in the past about Kohl’s donating to Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties.

Thank you to the many people who have taken the time to write to Menomonee Falls, Wis-based Kohl’s in opposition to their Planned Parenthood donations.

Below is a response from Kohl’s to Pro-Life Wisconsin.

Dear Ms. Hamill:

Thank you for taking the time to contact Kohl’s directly.

We can confirm that Kohl’s does not have a corporate or local partnership with Planned Parenthood. However, a $500 grant may have been processed as part of our Associates in Action volunteer program in Santa Ana California. For this program, Kohl’s provides grants to nonprofits where our associates volunteer.  This grant is in recognition of their service, and not as a corporate endorsement of the specific organization.

We appreciate the time you have taken to share your perspective (and for allowing us an opportunity to address your members to clarify misinformation). We look forward to serving you and your members in the future.

Vicki Shamion
Senior Vice President, Public & Community Relations

Kohl’s Department Stores

While Kohl’s employees are obviously free to volunteer where they wish, it is disconcerting to think of Kohl’s employees as deathscorts. If Kohl’s employees volunteered for the KKK, would the KKK receive a “grant,” using that hands-off logic?

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