DOWNEY - Downey resident Eileen Garrido was one of 200 children nationwide to receive a $1,000 college scholarship through the "Kids Who Care" scholarship program at Kohl's.The department store received 27,000 nominations nationwide from kids who "help to make their communities a better place." Eileen, 11, has raised more than $930,000 through musical performances and sales of her CD to benefit organizations that treat children with cardiovascular illness. "These kids are doing remarkable work to benefit their local communities," said Julie Gardner, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Kohl's. "Now more than ever we feel privileged to be in a position to help support the continued education of deserving kids across the country who are making a real difference in the lives of others." Scholarship winners were chosen based on initiative, creativity, leadership and generosity. Eileen also qualified for a $10,000 scholarship and $1,000 donation to a nonprofit organization of her choice. Kohl will announce these winners in late July.
********** Published: July 8, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 12