DOWNEY - A Downey girl was one of nearly 200 kids honored by Kohl's Department Stores last week for their extensive community service.Mikayla Minnig, 10, was chosen from approximately 18,000 nominees. Mikayla has suffered from arthritis since age 4 and has raised more than $7,000 for the Arthritis Foundation. Mikayla received a $1,000 scholarship for post-secondary education. She also qualifies for a national scholarship worth $5,000. In addition, Kohl's will donate $1,000 to the non-profit organization of Mikayla's choice. "These young volunteers truly stand out and deserve to be recognized for making their communities a better place and exemplifying the spirit of volunteerism," said Julie Gardner, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Kohl's.
********** Published: July 17, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 13