If you read my blog on a regular basis you have probably read a post (or two!) about the Kohl’s Cares program. I am a HUGE fan of Kohl’s Cares and I LOVE the products they offer.
If you are unfamiliar with Kohl’s Cares, it’s a special collection of products that Kohl’s sells year round to help raise funds for children’s health initiatives nationwide. Kohl’s gives 100% of the proceeds from these products to charity.
The Kohl’s Cares collection of products change every few months. Each product is only $5.00.
I was an avid reader growing up. I loved reading so much that I saved many of my favorite books from my childhood and passed them on to my children. Now that my kid are grown, I put all my books – as well as their favorite childhood books – in storage, awaiting the day that I can read these books to my grandchildren (and Lord willing, great-grandchildren).
What I love about the Kohl’s Cares collection is that they usually offer a book/plush combo. They often carry beloved children’s book as well as a plush toy from the book. Each are sold separately ($5 each). As a “set” ($10) they make a WONDERFUL gift. What child wouldn’t want to snuggle with a cuddly plush animal while reading (or being read to) a delightful story book.
If you have a child who is invited to birthday parties often, or plenty of nieces and nephew, I would recommend stocking up on the book/plush “sets” so that you have great gifts at a moments notice. Not only that, you are helping to raise fund for children’s charities. It’ a win-win situation.
Kohl’s Cares doesn’t only sell children’s books and plush toys – the have products for grown ups as well.
The Kohl’s Cares collection changes every few months. I keep Kohls.com bookmarked on my computer and check the site once a week to see if there are new product available. You can also check them out at you local Kohl’s store. The Kohl’s Cares products are usually found new the cash registers.
Currently the Kohl’s Cares collection features award winning children’s books from renowned author/illustrator Leo Lionni. Lionni wrote and illustrated one of my favorite books from my childhood – Frederick. It’s a story about an adorable little gray mouse. Now I need to find a little red flower to put in his hand/paw.
When I found out that Kohl’s Cares was offering not only the book Frederick, but also a matching plush toy, I knew I had to have the set. In fact, I tend to buy all the book/plush combos whenever possible. I like decorating our bookcase with them. Because Kohl’s Cares offers new products ever few months, I get to change the book/plush combo often. Then I just rotate them throughout the year.
One set I keep out all the time – Put Me in the Zoo. I love the plush. He’s so soft!
The products are only available for a limited time and once they are sold out they are gone. That is why I am quick to purchase them.
Kohl’s Cares has always been kind enough to send me free samples to review whenever new products come out (THANK YOU KOHL’S CARES!). Then I purchase all the additional products on my own with my own money.
The books are hardcover books with dust jackets. If you go to any bookstore you’ll end up paying MORE than $5 for the same book.
The plush animals are also a high quality. I have many of them and they are made exceptionally well. Some might think a $5 plush toy would be made poorly. That is not the case at all. They are made very well.
Here are the items currently available through the Kohl’s Cares program.
- Frederick book and mouse soft toy
- A Color of His Own book and chameleon soft toy
- It’s Mine! Book and frog soft toy
- Cornelius book and crocodile soft toy
- Swimmy book
- Tote bag
- 101 Kids Activities book
I was sent A Color of His Own, chameleon plush toy, It’s Mine! book and plush frog, tote bag and 101 Kids Activities book. I purchased the book Frederick and plush, as well as Cornelius book and plush on my own.
I work with children from 1st – 7th grade. The 101 Kids Activities book is awesome! It’s filled with great ideas that I can easily utilize with the children that I work with. Most of the activities use products that are found around most homes and/or classrooms. It’s a great book to have on hand for a cold, winter day or rainy days.
I cannot say enough about the plush toys. I love them! They are absolutely adorable! I’m a big kid at heart and I adore these sweet plush toys.
Sometimes I donate the products where I work. Other times I keep them for myself because they are just too cute to part with.
If you would like to check out the Kohl’s Cares collection visit Kohls.com and search for Kohl’s Cares. Or you can just go straight to this page. You can also find the products at your neighborhood Kohl’s store.
Remember – each item is only $5, and 100% of the sale of these items go to children’s charities.
Are you a fan of Kohl’s Cares? Have you purchased any of their products before?
If you would like to read my review on other Koh’s Cares products simply type in “Kohl’s Cares” in the search box hear on my site.
These specific products will be available through early April, or until supplies last.
*I received some free products to review. Additional products I purchased on my own with my own money. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.