Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Kohl's Cares Program Goes Back To School 2013 with Curious George {Review}

Kohl's logo
As with most kids, my girls can't seem to walk through any type of store without a constant stream of Can we get this? Can we get this? flowing from their mouths. It doesn't matter if we already own a that exact book, if they don't remotely need that new article of clothing, or if it's a toy that they aren't even really interested in, there is just something about the need to buy when shopping.

So while the answer is nearly always no, that doesn't mean that there aren't exceptions to the rule. A great sale is one thing, but the ability to get a great deal, support a good cause AND make my kids happy all at once?

That's what is found season after season with the Kohl's Cares Merchandise Program and the fantastic products that they continue to offer. Just in time for fall, the newest collection features one of our most beloved characters, Curious George, and the books, plush toys, backpack and note cards that can be purchased for only $5!

Kohl's Cares Curious George

An amazing program that is a hit with kids as well as their parents, Kohl's donates 100% of the net profit from the Kohl's Cares Program to children's health and education initiatives across the country. Since 2000, more than $231 million has been raised nationwide!

This fall, Kohl's is inviting children and families across the country to indulge in playful curiosity while giving back to their communities with the latest Kohl's Cares collection. Children will be enchanted as they learn to read the whimsical tales of everyone's favorite curious monkey, and adults can be proud to support such a philanthropic program!

Offering exclusive hardcover editions of classic Margret and H.A. Rey books including Curious George's First Day of School, Curious George's Dinosaur Discovery, Curious George and the Puppies, Curious George Visits the Zoo and Curious George Goes Camping, Kohl's also sells coordinating plush toys, a backpack, note cards and two cookbooks for just $5 each. Can you beat that?

Merchandise available for kids includes:
    Curious George and the First Day of School
  • Curious George and the First Day of School and Curious George plush: Get ready to head back-to-school with Curious George, the perfect monkey for the job of teacher's helper, until his curiosity gets the best of him!
  • Curious George's Dinosaur Discovery and Dinosaur plush: Journey with Curious George as he visits a dinosaur dig and searches high and low for dinosaur bones in hopes of making a big discovery!
  • Curious George and the Puppies and Puppy plush: Join Curious George as he visits an animal shelter and gets himself in a heap of trouble once he discovers the antics of a number of playful puppies.
    kangaroo plush
  • Curious George Visits the Zoo and Kangaroo plush: Children will go bananas when Curious George snatches his favorite food from the zoo keeper, but ultimately redeems himself by lending a helping hand.
  • Curious George Goes Camping and Moose plush (an online exclusive): Explore the great outdoors with Curious George as he wanders his way through the woods and, ultimately, into some mischief on his first camping trip.
  • Curious George Backpack: Kids won't have to monkey around with figuring out how to carry all their school supplies with the Curious George backpack. A must-have item for kids as they head back to the classroom!
Kohl's Cares also has a selection of merchandise available for grown-ups:
  • Curious George Note Cards: Looking for a fun and affordable gift for a new teacher? Check out the beautifully illustrated Curious George note cards.
taste of home cookbook
  • Kids Treats and Taste of Home: The Busy Family Cookbook: With back-to-school right around the corner, ease into the fast pace of school night routines with two great books!

    Whip up delicious, hassle-free, family meal recipes from Taste of Home: The Busy Family Cookbook and take the stress out of meal planning. And keep kids coming back for more with great recipes from Kids Treats that are sure to please everyone's taste buds.

When a colorful and whimsical box arrived here so that we could see the quality and cuteness of the Kohl's Cares items in person, there was no doubt that we were going to love what it contained.

Curious George box

Inside we found Curious George and the Puppies, Curious George's First Day of School and the one and only Curious George himself.

Curious George at Kohl's


The girls took one look at George and how soft and cuddly he is, and he was instantly a part of the family.

Curious George plush

As if getting to snuggle and cuddle with Curious George wasn't enough, adding these two classic books to our collection has been wonderful. We have known and loved George for quite a few years now, so I have no doubt that these will be books that are pulled off of the shelf and enjoyed for many more years to come!

Curious George books

In addition to the merchandise program, Kohl's also features a Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program which recognizes more than 2,300 young volunteers each year for their amazing contributions to their communities with scholarships and prizes.

They also have the Associates in Action program, which encourages associate volunteerism and has donated more than $63 million to youth-focused nonprofit organizations to date; a hospital partner program that supports more than 160 partners nationwide; and fundraising gift cards for schools and youth-serving nonprofit organizations.

For more information about all of the amazing Kohl's Cares Programs, visit For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter as well.

Other than information and the Kohl's Cares merchandise that I was provided in order to facilitate my review, I was not compensated or enticed to do this post in any way. This post is solely my honest opinion about these programs and products.


Elizabeth said...

Wow, I didn't realize how much Kohl's gives back! That is amazing. And little George looks too cute with your girls! :)

~The Bargain Babe from *Zucchini Summer Blog* said...

I bought the First Day of School book for my 3 yr old not too long ago from Kohls. :) He loves it. I'll have to go back and get him a stuffed George too!

Tiffany Schmidt said...

I always purchase a few of their Kohl's Cares items. If our family doesn't want/need them, we donate them to the children's or women's shelters.

J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

I love Kohls, this is such a great program! My children love curious George & your girls are so adorable!

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

<3 Kohls cares program and LOVE LOVE George!!! WIN WIN WIN --your gals looks so cute reading together. (with George)

Maria Iemma said...

Kohls is one of my favorite stores - I always seem to find what I need/want at a fantastic prize. I will certainly be shopping there for back to school

Ari T said...

I wasn't aware of the Kohl's Cares program until now, but reading about it makes me appreciate Kohls a lot more than before. I'm glad the products in the collection include the classic Curious George books and supplement items! I've always been entertained by George, so I'm glad your girls enjoy reading about him too!

bxcrochet said...

I love shopping at kohls. good to know about the program.

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