Children’s Health and Education: As a Matter of Fact, Kohls Cares About That #DrSuess

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Dr. Seuss Cat In The Hat

Two of the first books I remember loving as a child are “Green Eggs and Ham” and “Hop On Pop.”  The enjoyment of these quickly led to discovering “The Cat In The Hat,” “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish,” “Fox in Sox” and so many others of the delightful and entertaining creations of Dr. Seuss.

Over the years, I let these books collect dust on the shelves or lost them to young cousins or yard sales, my initial love of these titles and many of the “Dr. Seussisms” followed me into adulthood and I realized the depth of the amazing nuggets of wisdom found in the pages of these simple children’s books, like…

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose..”

and (my personal favorite)

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

Along with this initial enchantment with all things Dr. Seuss and the realization of the wonderful life lessons contained in the quirky rhymes, came my desire to share Dr. Seuss books with my children.

Right now, Kohl’s is making it super easy to share our love of Seuss with playful and affordable books and plush toys, offered in-store and online, through the Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise program. Since the program’s inception in 2000, the Kohl’s Cares philanthropic program has raised more than $208 million for children’s health and education programs in local communities across the country.

Kohls Cares Dr. Seuss
Kohl’s Cares Gator Plush, Dr. Seuss ABC Book, and Cat In The Hat Plush pictured.

Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise for kids are offered for $5 each and Kohl’s donate 100 percent of the net profit to children’s health and education initiatives nationwide.

The Dr. Seuss items include:

  • The Cat in The Hat and Cat in the Hat plush
  • Horton Hears a Who! and Horton plush
  • Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book and Sleeps plush
  • Dr. Seuss’s ABC book and Alligator plush
  • Dr. Seuss’s Happy Birthday to You! (online exclusive.)
  • Dr. Seuss’s ABC book’s Rhino plush (online exclusive.)


Dr. Seuss Cat In The Hat
Kohl’s Cares Dr. Seuss The Cat In The Hat Book and Cat In The Hat Plush pictured.

Also featured this spring, are three Kohl’s Cares cause items for Grown-Ups:

  • Good Housekeeping Light & Healthy Cooking
  • Good Housekeeping Drop 5 Lbs
  • Dr. Seuss All Occasion Note Cards

And, in addition to the merchandise program, Kohl’s Cares features a scholarship program, which recognizes more than 2,200 young volunteers each year with scholarships and prizes.

Kohls Cares Dr. Seuss
Kohl’s Cares Gator Plush, Dr. Seuss ABC Book, and Cat In The Hat Plush pictured.

Thanks to Kohls for samples provided to facilitate this discussion.  All thoughts are that of Rural Mom. 

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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an the author of "Getting Laid" and "Getting Baked". A sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky, wen she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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    • Pam
    • February 18, 2013

    What a wonderful cause. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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