Kohl’s Cares (Kohl’s community giving and volunteer program) is celebrating its 10th anniversary in a selfless and utterly generous fashion: by giving $500,000 to twenty different schools who all have important projects in need of funding.
Kohl’s Cares raised the money through their Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise program. This program sells special merchandise with the profits going to support children’s health and education.
The money will be given to twenty schools who can gather the most votes on Facebook between now and September 3rd. Each person can vote up to five times for the school of their choosing.
Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices (SKHOV), the sister school of The International Center for Autism Research and Education (ICare4Autism), is one of the schools in the running. If awarded the $500,000, SKHOV will be using the money to construct a specialized bubble top playground on the roof of their current facility.
The voting process is simple. First, visit: http://apps.facebook.com/KohlsCares/school/1227021/shema-kolainu-hear-our-voices. Login to your account, and then enter “Shema Kolainu” if you aren’t redirected there already. Click “Allow”, and then “Cast a Vote.” Next, you will be asked to “like” Kohl’s, and this counts as your vote. If you don’t have a Facebook account, the registration process is quick and simple.
Cast your vote now, and spread the word to family and friends.
ABOUT SHEMA KOLAINU – HEAR OUR VOICES:
SKHOV is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, private school for children with autism. Currently, SKHOV serves over 60 children, from ages 3 to 11, in school and center programs. In addition, nearly 1,000 children are served by our community programs. SKHOV offers a broad spectrum of evidence-based education and therapy programs to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related disabilities in a warm and nurturing environment.
Programs are designed to help children overcome the disabilities caused by ASDs, by teaching them to: communicate, socialize, play, read, and write. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is utilized in the curriculum to target relevant social and communication skills in an interactive group setting. Children participate in academic and therapy programs while learning to become members of their family and community. Because ASD know no national or cultural boundaries, SKHOV shares its pioneering programs and research with professionals locally and abroad so that all people who struggle with developmental disabilities may benefit from our expertise.