(NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ) – NJ Sharing Network, the federally designated non-profit organization responsible for saving and enhancing lives through the recovery of donated organs and tissue in the Garden State, has received a powerful boost for its lifesaving mission thanks to a generous $25,000 grant contribution from Kohl’s to the Sharing Network Foundation.
As part of its National Giveback Initiative, Kohl’s contribution to the Sharing Network Foundation will help fund clinical advancement, family support, public awareness and education about the life-saving benefits of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
“We are honored to be nationally recognized by Kohl’s and grateful to receive this generous grant funding through the Kohl’s National Giveback Initiative. Kohl’s and all of our community partners and supporters are a driving force behind our efforts to care for our organ and tissue donor families and enrich the lives of transplant recipients as they share in more special moments with their loved ones,” said Amanda Tibok, Executive Director, Sharing Network Foundation.
Kohl’s grant funding is made possible through Kohl’s Cares Goods for Good, which sells children’s books and toys and contributes 100 percent of the net profit to health and wellness organizations nationwide. In total, Kohl’s has awarded more than $29 million to nonprofits through this giving program since 2018.
“Giving back in the communities where we live and work is a core part of who we are at Kohl’s and we’re grateful for the organizations that are taking action to improve family health and wellness nationwide,” said Christie Raymond, Chief Marketing Officer, Kohl’s.
According to United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), there are over 100,000 Americans – nearly 4,000 of whom live in New Jersey – waiting for a life-saving transplant. One organ and tissue donor can save eight lives and enhance the lives of over 75 others. To learn more, get involved, and join the National Donate Life Registry as an organ and tissue donor, visit www.NJSharingNetwork.org.
Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading omnichannel retailer built on a foundation that combines great brands, incredible value, and convenience for our customers. Kohl’s serves millions of families in more than 1,100 stores in 49 states, online at Kohls.com, and through the Kohl’s App For more information about Kohl’s impact in the community visit www.Corporate.Kohls.com.
About NJ Sharing Network
NJ Sharing Network is the federally designated non-profit organization focused on saving and enhancing lives through the recovery of donated organs and tissue in the Garden State. NJ Sharing Network partners with an extensive network of 54 local hospitals to provide hope for nearly 4,000 New Jersey residents currently waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant, and it is part of the national recovery system for the over 100,000 people on the national transplant waiting list. For five consecutive years, NJ Sharing Network has reported organ donation records, underscoring the generosity of New Jerseyans and the clear trend of growing support for organ and tissue donation. With headquarters in New Providence, NJ, the organization has been recognized by NJBIZ as one of the state’s ‘Best Places to Work’ for the last six years. To learn more, get involved, and join the National Donate Life Registry as an organ and tissue donor, visit www.NJSharingNetwork.org.
About the Sharing Network Foundation
The Sharing Network Foundation supports the work of NJ Sharing Network, the federally designated non-profit organization responsible for the recovery of donated organs and tissue in the Garden State. The Foundation is committed to increasing the number of lives saved through clinical advancement, family support, public awareness and education about the lifesaving benefits of organ and tissue donation and transplantation. For more information or to make a contribution, visit www.SharingNetworkFoundation.org.